Category: Arts

Calabash 2018 – Lit Up and Woke !

Every two years, Jamaicans young and young-at-heart flock to Jake’s in Treasure Beach for the Calabash International Literary Festival. There’s always something for everyone, no matter their ages or taste, but this year’s staging—from June 1-3—promises to be one of

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Woman Power at Calabash 2018

The 2018 Calabash International Literary Festival returns with a stellar line-up of women’s voices rich in wisdom, passion and brilliant intellectual prowess. Eighteen female authors, essayists, critics and poets will light up the stage over the festival’s June 1-3 run,

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Jovanté Anderson, Lauren Delapenha win Inaugural Young Writer’s for Poetry Prize

The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) today held the inaugural celebration of World Poetry Day, Jamaica. Through the efforts of the Poet Laureate of Jamaica programme, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has officially declared a national poetry day celebration under the

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Press Release: Jamaica to officially proclaim World Poetry Day on March 21

Kingston, Jamaica: The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is proud to announce the inaugural celebration of World Poetry Day, Jamaica on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at The Knutsford Court

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10 Facts About Ceramist Gene Pearson

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, the news of Jamaican ceramist and sculptor, Gene Pearson’s passing left the nation’s arts circles saddened with grief. Pearson, 73 years old at the time of his passing, had established a formidable reputation as one

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10 Reasons Why You Should diG #KBF2018

Kingston Book Festival 2018 has officially begun, and we diG what is happening 100%! The eight-day celebration of Jamaica’s literary industry with a strategic focus on promoting literacy and reading in a festive environment, runs from March 4-11, 2018. It  includes

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#KBF2018: Kingston Book Festival is HERE!

Kingston Book Festival (KBF), an eight-day celebration of Jamaica’s literary industry with a strategic focus on promoting literacy and reading in a festive environment, has begun. The Festival kicked off on Sunday, March 4, with Love Affair With Lit at

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Tracking Derek Walcott’s Trek Through The Gleaner (Pt 1: 1950-1960)

On Friday, March 17, 2017, the Caribbean lost one of its most decorated and gifted literary gems. Derek Walcott, poet, playwright, son of St Lucia and Nobel Laureate, passed away. The accolades have been pouring out from around the world as international literary

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Remembering Delroy Gordon: Jamaica’s Quiet Cultural Advocate

On March 16, 2017, many awoke to the sad news that executive director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Delroy Gordon, had passed. He was 55 years old. Gordon served as executive director of the JCDC for only four

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Natural History Museum Hosts Competitions to Celebrate Earth Day

The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) will be celebrating Earth Day 2017 by hosting an Earth Day competition under the theme ‘Sustainable Tourism For Development’. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year to promote the preservation of

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