Some Thoughts on Hallowe’en, and a Jamaican Duppy Story


Tonight is Hallowe’en. It’s a celebration of all things gloomy, dark and deliciously disturbing. We humans have always had a fascination for the supernatural, and there is nothing strange about that. And indeed it’s another grey, glowering evening in Kingston, after yet another day of heavy rain. Elsewhere in the world, it’s the time of … More Some Thoughts on Hallowe’en, and a Jamaican Duppy Story

Bookish Delights: Highlights of the Kingston Book Festival 2016


Last week (March 5 – 12) was a delight. It was the Kingston Book Festival 2016. Spirited discussions took place. There were insightful information sessions, entrancing readings of poetry and prose…and the Kingston Book Fair, bright, noisy and fun. Throughout the week and at every event, there was busy networking, quiet sharing of ideas, mutual … More Bookish Delights: Highlights of the Kingston Book Festival 2016

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

The Kingston Book Festival Will Refresh Your Soul


Elections are over! Many of us (except perhaps the outgoing administration) are breathing a sigh of relief. Today we are having healing rain. Let’s look forward now to a week of enjoyment, delight, refreshment, relaxation – all in support of the written word! Here comes the Kingston Book Festival, with so many things happening it … More The Kingston Book Festival Will Refresh Your Soul

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