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Calabash Literary Festival

Calabash Lit Fest Teams Up With ScreenCraft for Hollywood Writing Workshop in Jamaica

Calabash Lit Fest teams up with ScreenCraft for Hollywood writing workshop in Ja

The black sands of Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth on Jamaica’s southern shore, seem about as far away from Hollywood as one can get, at least mentally. But the idyllic, laid back fishing village, peppered with quaint guest houses is perfect for writing.

Calabash 2016 Comes to 'Fruu-ish-aan' & Colin Channer's Providential Launched

Calabash 2016 serves up a buffet of award-winning writers

And so it came to fruu-ish-aan. This is the theme of the 2016  Calabash International Literary Festival, as it invites audiences to once again dine on a literary feast on the black sandy shores of Treasure Beach, June 3 - 5.

Calabash 2014 Unleashes a 'Globalishus' Line Up

Kwame Dawes and Justine Henzell, give the line-up for Calabash 2014

The Calabash Literary festival has announced a juggernaut of a line-up for the 2014 installation of the festival, which will be staged under the theme Globalishus.

The 'Calabash' Runneth Over: The Good, The Great and the Passable at Calabash 2012

Chimamanda Adiche reading at Calabash 2012

As the temperatures rose marking the impending arrival of summer, throngs of lit-lovers swarmed to the once sleepy fishing and farming village of Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth. They came in hopes of poetry, prose and good vibes.

Calabash 2012 Gives Taste of Commonwealth Prize 2012

Olive Senior

In 2007, the Calabash International Literary Festival teamed up with the Commonwealth Writers Prize so that the 2007 awards were announced at that year’s festival.  While a repeat is not slated to occur in 2012, audiences at this year’s Calabash will get a taste of the the CW Prize as three