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 is a literature and book lover’s paradise. Here are some pictorial highlights from the 2018 staging of the festival.

The Crayons Count childrens’ tent was the centre of fun and activity throughout the day.
The Crayons Count children’s tent offered lots of fun activities to engage children all day long.
There were conferences and talks for persons working in the book and publishing industry during the festival’s week of activities.
Different bookstores and traders had display booths showing off thir large literary collections, and offering deals on different items.
The categories were vast: from Christian romance to science fiction to children’s books and young adult novels … every inch of literary ground was covered.
The Bookophilia tent
Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, was there to read selections from her book, ‘Marley Dias Gets It Done And So Can You’.
There were places to chill and recuperate from all that walking as well
Vonni Brown, of CyarriBeyon Consultants, was the moderator at the Wednesday workshop for persons in the publishing industry.