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Lights, Camera, Lift Off - JAFTA Propella 2017 Has Short Films With a Big Bang

City of Mine by Danielle Russell on fo the five 2017 JAFTA Propella films

One of the main criticisms levelled at the Jamaican film industry has been the repetitive storylines/themes.

Garfield Ellis and Helen Williams Cop Lignum Vitae Awards 2017

Garfield Ellis and Helen Williams winners of the 2017 Lignum Vitae Writing Award

Authors Garfield Ellis and Helen Williams were recently announced as winners of the 2017 Lignum Vitae Writing Awards, copping a total of J$750,000.00 in prizes.

Kingston Be Wise: Three Reggae Artists Share Their View of the City

Protoje, Sevana and Sheldon Shepherd share their views on Kingston

Depending on your view, Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston is either a place to avoid or to be celebrated. Three of Kingston’s reggae artists were asked to speak on the topic, ‘What Does Kingson Mean to Me’, at the recently concluded Imagine Kingston conference. The panel chaired by Dr.

Reggae, Jazz and the Legacies of Slavery - First Sunday at National Gallery of Jamaica

Leasho Johnson explores  history, tourism and dancehall - We Have Met Before

As an unusually dreary November began in Kingston, The National Gallery of Jamaica had a vibrant First Sunday featuring the exhibition We Have Me Before to a vibrant close.

Hollywood Heavyweights from Insecure and Empire for Adaptation of Marlon James' Seven Killings

Insecure's Melina Matsoukas for Adaptation of Marlon James' Seven Killings

Marlon James’ epic novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is on its way to an even longer shelf life with several Hollywood heavyweights now attached to the screen adaptation of the Man Booker prize-winning novel.

Through A Glass Darkly: Helen Klonaris’ If I Had the Wings

Helen Kloranis creates an immersive portrait of queer life in the Bahamas

In her first solo short story collection If I Had the Wings, Helen Klonaris shrewdly maps the intricacies of Bahamian race relations and sexuality.

A Promise to Be Herself - Lorna Goodison Invested as Poet Laureate of Jamaica

Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison is pinned and sashed by Sr. Patrick Allen

Lorna Goodison recently took over the mantle as Poet Laureate of Jamaica when the investiture ceremony took place at the King’s House Ballroom.

Kei Miller Captures OCM Bocas Prize 2017

Kei Miller Wins 2017 OCM Bocas Prize

Buoyed by his tale of the flying preacher man, novelist, poet and essayist Kei Miller soared to the top to snatch the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for his novel Augustown.

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan Snags Second Aaron Matalon Award

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan wins her second Aaron Matalon Award Jamaican Biennial 2017

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan made art history, by being the first artist to win the Jamaica Biennial’s Aaron Matalon Award, twice.

Bringing Home the Sun - Nicole Dennis-Benn's Book Party at Bookophilia

Nicole Dennis-Benn engages the audience - Bookophilia at her Kingston book party

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.