Tag: books

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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The Many Benefits of Reading

Reading is generally acknowledged as a very beneficial activity that people should engage in for their own self development and enlightenment. But somehow, many of us still find that we do not make the time to actually READ. So here’s

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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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Renay Foster’s Faith Comes Full Circle

Early Days Renay Foster has lived a very full life. A daughter of Jamaican soil, she has spent time in the United States and the United Kingdom, coming full circle to reside in her homeland. Raised in a Christian family

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15 Wise Things Dr Seuss Said That Could Have Been Jamaican

Did you know that March 2 is celebrated as Dr Seuss Day? Why this date? Because March 2 is the birthday of Dr Theodor Seuss Geisel, the creator of the Dr Seuss children’s book series. We thought this was one

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#diGBooks: Jamaican Author Melanie Schwapp Shares About The Writing Process

Each writer’s creative process is different. Some need long strolls on moonlit beaches to find their muse, while others require the hustle and bustle of busy city life. Jamaican author, Melanie Schwapp, has published two books, Lally-May’s Farm Suss (2007),

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#diGBooks: Melanie Schwapp’s ‘Dew Angels’: Why I Wrote Such A Book

Jamaican author, Melanie Schwapp, has crafted a story that confronts issues of race, colour and class in society and resonates with black women and girls at home and abroad. Her book, Dew Angels, was recently published by UK publisher, Hope Road Publishing, and

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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Latoya West-Blackwood

Name: Latoya West-Blackwood  Age: 33 Name of business: iPublish Consultancy and iMagiNation Books  Your job title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer  Age at which you started your business: 30 What do you think is the most important character trait in

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Literacy Month – 60+ Jamaican Books For Readers Big & Small

March is Literacy Month, and many of us are familiar with the saying “Reading maketh a full man,” from English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author, Francis Bacon. Indeed, reading opens up a world of experience outside our own and

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