Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 12th, 2017
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 5th, 2017
Jasmine Thomas-Girvan made art history, by being the first artist to win the Jamaica Biennial’s Aaron Matalon Award, twice.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, January 15th, 2017
When Nicole Dennis-Benn did her first reading on her home island in June 2016 at the Calabash International Literary Festival in Treasure Beach, very few members of the audience had ever heard of her.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, December 2nd, 2016
It’s almost Christmas, the time of year that is the unofficial literary Olympics as magazines and newspaper make their lists, check them twice and declare which books had the inky muscles to be hailed among the year's best.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, November 6th, 2016
If nothing else, and there were many something elses, the Jamaican screening of the five films in the JaFTA Propella project speak to the diverse possibilities and massive potential resting in the Jamaican film industry, which over 40 years after our the first
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Several Caribbean voices will be adding the region's multiplicity of accents to the 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival line-up which will feature writers from Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the Virgin Islands during the main festival day (Sunday, September 18, 2016) as well as the m
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, June 26th, 2016
Bristol, the city of Banksy, Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky is getting its feel of the steady yet exhilarating pulse beat of Jamaican art.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, June 12th, 2016
“On a Beach in Jamaica, the other side of Africa’s heart,
gourds grow vascular and full, and a reluctant people
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, June 10th, 2016
The 2016 Calabash International Literary Festival ended on Sunday, June 5, after a weekend full of celebration of the word through fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and song.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Olive Senior is the first Jamaican and second woman to win the overall Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature with her most recent collection of short stories, The Pain Tree.