Category: Writing

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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Lady Laureates

The 2018 staging of the biennial Calabash International Literary Festival will feature four women who are Poets Laureate of their countries: Jamaica’s own Lorna Goodison, Dame Carol Ann Duffy from the UK, Acadian/Canadian Georgette LeBlanc, and Tracy K Smith from

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Come for the Literature, Stay for the Music

The Calabash International Literary Festival has always boasted a fusion of literature and music and this year’s staging is no exception. From June 1-3, the stage at Jack Sprat Restaurant will be ‘lit up’ with exciting emerging artists, stars on

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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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What’s Right With Jamaica? Kingston Book Festival

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, is one of Jamaica’s best kept secrets. Celebrating five years in 2018, the week-full of events

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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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10 Life Lessons From Shakespeare … In Jamaican Patois

Imagine what would happen if William Shakespeare decided to visit modern-day Jamaica. Can you visualise his utter discombabulation as he tried to figure out what these people were trying to say? Can you see how Jamaicans would ‘eem’ and ‘ahm’

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