Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Poet Lorna Goodison will step into the role of Jamaica’s second official Poet Laureate becoming the first Jamaican woman appointed to the post.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, February 21st, 2016
Five Jamaican poets gathered to explore and celebrate the nature and impact of iconic trombonist Don Drummond, whose music and tragic fate have inspired many poetic verses.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
The Jamaican Music Museum’s Reggae Month Groundation series breaks new ground in 2016, by focusing on a single musician. The 2016 series will pay keen attention to the legendary, enigmatic trombonist Don Drummond.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, May 29th, 2015
The Labour Day weekend journey from Kingston, through the hills of Manchester and winding down to the St. Elizabeth seaside has become a tradition for many of Jamaica‘s lit lovers. Usually, its to get to the Calabash Literary Festival, which is now unfortunately biennial.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
The 2015 edition of the Talking Trees Literary Fiesta is gearing up to be a calendar noteworthy event for lit lovers. Organizers of the biennial literary festival have unveiled a stellar line-up set to heat up the black sands of Treasure Beach.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, April 27th, 2014
Robert Antoni’s As Flies to Whatless Boys copped the fourth OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and in an unprecedented move, (at least in the awards short but distinguished life) he decided that he would share his winnings with the two other shortlisted writers Lorna Goodi
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Visions, ‘whatless’ boys and journeys will be contesting for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature as the shortlist for the coveted award was recently announced.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, March 4th, 2013
Sunday morning was cold and grey, as a cold front crept across Kingston. However the cool winds and accompanying drizzle were not enough to dampen the flickering of love for literature.