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

Congratulations to the Winners of the Lignum Vitae Awards!

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!

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

June 30 is the Deadline for the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards

The deadline is coming up fast! Please do share with Jamaican writers whom you think might be interested! The categories for this year’s awards are Adult Literature, Young Adult Literature and Children’s Literature. Many thanks are due to the Jamaican Writers Society (JaWS) for this ground-breaking effort, and to JAMCOPY and the Broadcasting Commission of … More June 30 is the Deadline for the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards

Bookish Things: The Lignum Vitae Writing Awards Are Up and Running

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

Internal Affairs, Too Many Lawyers and Tangible Intangibles: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Two long-winded but very important issues have dominated the news. Firstly there is the confusing muddle that Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has put himself into over the Senate resignation letters. Secondly, the Commission of Enquiry into the incursion by security forces in Tivoli Gardens re-started this week. And thirdly – oh yes – there is … More Internal Affairs, Too Many Lawyers and Tangible Intangibles: Wednesday, February 11, 2015