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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.

Lignum Vitae Awards 2017 In Full Bloom

Lignum Vitae Writing Awards 2017 Now Open

The 2017 edition of the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards is now in full bloom. The second iteration of the awards is now open for entries, offering $1 million in prizes across three categories.

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.

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.

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.

Caribbean Writers Making the List: Best Books of 2016

Best Caribbean Books of 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.

Propella Films Take Flight: Five New Jamaican Films Screened

Shantol Jackson in Michelle Serieux Sugar, written by Sharon Leach

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

Impressive Line-up of Caribbean Writers for Brooklyn Book Festival 2016

Impressive line-up of Caribbean writers for Brooklyn Book Festival 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

Jamaican Art Pulses in Bristol

Ebony G Patterson & Gerard Hanson in Jamaican Pulse exhibition in Bristol

Bristol, the city of Banksy, Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky is getting its feel of the steady yet exhilarating pulse beat of Jamaican art.

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