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Kingston Book Festival Becomes Biennial Event: Next Event March 2018

Poet Mel Cooke reads to an audience as KBF 2016 lunch time event

The Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ) has announced that the Kingston Book Festival, usually held every March, will become an biennial event, with the next staging taking place in March 2018.

The Literary Love Continues: Love Affair With Literature 5

Olive Senior Reads at Love Affair With Literature, Kingston Book Fest 2016

In the beginning was the word, and the word was loved. So, once again lovers of the literary heeded the call and streamed into the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre to share in yet another Love Affair With Literature, the opening event of the 2016 Kingston Book Festival.

Owen Blakka Ellis Revels in 'Riddim & Riddles' With New Collection

Ian 'Ity' Ellis and Owen Blakka Ellis at the launch of Riddim and Riddles

What a time to be a Jamaican. Although the country might be failing in many areas, the creative industries are in their prime and have been brewing a cultural paradigm shift that could change the common perspective on Jamaican art.

Another Heated Love Affair With Lit!

Prof Mervyn Morris, Sharon Millar, Tanya Shirley and Roland Watson-Grant

The Department of Literatures in English unsheathed another heated Love Affair With Literature to start off the 2015 edition of the Kingston Book Festival. With a quartet that Dr.

Kingston Book Fest 2015: Over 24 Events in 8 Days

Poet Tanya Shirley reads at KBF2013

Members of Jamaica’s book industry are gearing up for the 4th annual Kingston Book Festival, which will turn the city’s attention towards all things bookish over eight days. The festival takes place March 1-8, 2015.

Love Affair With Literature III: A Literary Orgy!

Novelist Erna Brodber brings Love Affair With Literature to a close

Two novelists sandwiched three poets as the 2014 A Love Affair With Literature became a literary orgy.

Kingston Book Festival 2014

Kingston Book Festival 2014

The 2014 edition of the Kingston Book Festival is set to kick off on Saturday, March 1 and continues through Sunday, March 9.

Akashic Books and Peepal Tree Press to Create New Imprint

Akashic Books & Peepal Tree Press logos

The New York independent publisher Akashic Books and Leeds based publisher Peepal Tree Press recently announced that they have joined forces to create a new imprint which will publish works by new authors based in the Caribbean.

Music Poetry and More at Redbones Highlight KBF 13

Christopher John Farley

The Kingston Book Festival unleashed its eclectic side with one of its culminating events at Redbones the Blues Cafe last Friday (March 8, 2013).

Kingston Book Festival Encourages Synergies Between Books and Films

Parish Bull directed by Michael Tingling

Hollywood’s cinematic history is strewn with films born of adaptations from books, many of which have gone on to cop numerous Academy Awards and and even greater quantiy have been blockbusters.

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