Happening This Week: An Exciting Caribbean Young Adults Book Tour


As those of you who read my book reviews may have noticed, I have acquired a taste for young adults books. I have reviewed a few Caribbean titles, which I very much enjoyed reading (please click on links to some of my reviews here and here). I will be following up with more reviews, but meanwhile, … More Happening This Week: An Exciting Caribbean Young Adults Book Tour

Kingston Book Festival: Celebrating the Creative City, Nurturing a Love of Books


The Kingston Book Festival is about to spring into action, for the fifth year. The first public (free) event will be on Sunday, March 6 at 11:00 a.m. – Love Affair With Literature 5 at the N1 Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Humanities and Education at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus. Beloved … More Kingston Book Festival: Celebrating the Creative City, Nurturing a Love of Books

Lignum Vitae Writing Awards Shortlist Announced


This has been an exciting week for Jamaican writing, with Marlon James winning the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Now we have the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards 2015 to look forward to. The Jamaican Writers Society (JaWS) has just announced the shortlist. Here goes: Nine writers have been selected for the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards … More Lignum Vitae Writing Awards Shortlist Announced

Aunty Roachy Festival Returns to Independence Village on Monday, August 3


This was a marvelous event last year – the first of its kind for the Independence Day holiday, and a great success. I wrote a review of last year’s in my blog, and now another year has rolled around. Take the kids for the children’s readings – enjoyment guaranteed! Here is the JCDC press release. … More Aunty Roachy Festival Returns to Independence Village on Monday, August 3

A Book-Filled Week Begins! The Kingston Book Festival, March 1 – 7, 2015


Today is March 1, the beginning of a full week of books, writers, readings and discussions. Yes, Kingston Book Festival begins today. In fact, it started today – but due to domestic issues I was unable to attend what I understand was a wonderfully lively Sunday morning session at the University of the West Indies … More A Book-Filled Week Begins! The Kingston Book Festival, March 1 – 7, 2015