Today I am doing a post about books that I read, in accordance with the Bloganuary prompt: What book is next on your reading list? Well, that’s very hard to say. I have several books waiting with enormous patience to be read by me. Some are in my Kindle, others are stacked on my bedside … More I’m not sure which book is “next,” but…
Fabian M. Thomas is one of those inspiringly creative Jamaicans. There is no stopping him! I believe we first met at a Calabash workshop, quite a few years ago now. I was doing Fiction Writing with Colin Channer. Fabian was doing Poetry with Kwame Dawes. I recall that we fiction writers were extremely noisy. Our … More Fabian Thomas: New Thoughts, New Words
Benjamin Franklin, a no-nonsense fellow, once observed: Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. A blunt pronouncement, indeed! So when a friend proudly told me about her son Daniel’s love of writing as a member of his school’s Authors Club, I couldn’t resist inviting myself to meet him and his fellow writers … More Monday Morning with Alvernia’s Authors
Yes, a true confession. I was called a “bookworm” as a child, and my bookwormish instincts remain intact – even though I spend as much time (or more time) writing these days. Nevertheless, books are hard-wired into me. And today, in case you didn’t know or notice, is UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day. UNESCO … More I’m a Bookworm and It’s World Book Day
Yes, I am determined to revive my “African Postman” series… And what better way to start it again? (By the way, “African Postman” is a great song by Jamaican roots reggae artist Winston “Burning Spear” Rodney, of whom I am an everlasting fan. I use it to preface interesting and unusual news from that great … More African Postman: Tributes to Fatema Mernissi, Visionary Feminist Scholar
This is somewhat belated – I am tripping over myself at the moment trying to catch up on things happening. And this was a most important happening that I was unable to be a part of. “My bad,” as they say. But belated and warm congratulations to the winners of the Lignum Vitae Awards, which … More Congratulations to the Winners of the Lignum Vitae Awards!
I am trying to catch up on all the happenings of the past few weeks. Most importantly, as I backtrack furiously, was the launch last month of the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards. In the comfortable surroundings of the Jamaica Library Service headquarters in Kingston, President of the Jamaica Writers Society (JaWS) Tanya Batson-Savage proudly introduced … More Bookish Things: The Lignum Vitae Writing Awards Are Up and Running