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

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