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Poetry 'Rains' at Yo! Yaddo! Word!

A-dZiko Simba performs at Yo! Yaddo! Word!

The pouring rains that showered down on Kingston on Wednesday, did little to dampen the a Yo! Yaddo! Word! fundraising event staged by A-dZiko Simba at Redbones the Blues Cafe, New Kingston. With words from Kei Miller, M’bala, Damali, Mel Cooke and Simba, it was poetry that rained.

Sharon Millar and Eliza Robertson Tie for Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2013

Sharon Millar and Eliza Roberston cop the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Sharon Millar (Trindad and Tobago) and Eliza Robertson (Canada) have created the unprecedented feat of leaving the judges in a deadlock resulting in a joint win of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Competition.

A-dZiko Simba Reaches for Yaddo

A-dZiko Simba

The space to write is one of the most coveted treasures of all writers so A-dZiko Simba is looking forward to what may be the trip of a lifetime this summer. Simba is a poet, storyteller, scriptwriter and later this year will add novelist to that list.

Barbara Jenkins - A Poui of a Writer

Barbara Jenkins

To speak to her, you would have no inkling that Barbara Jenkins is shaping up to be one of the Caribbean’s well-celebrated voices.

Sharon Millar Cops Regional Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Sharon Millar reads at Bocas Lit Fest 2012, N. Laughlin (l) hosts the panel

Sharon Millar’s ‘The Whale House’ has copped the Regional Prize for the Caribbean for the 2013 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Competition.

Award for Caribbean Young Adult Lit Now Open

Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Caribbean young adult literature may be getting a much needed boost with the arrival of The Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. The initiative is a part of the global literary award and programme to promote literacy.

CWW Book Prize 2013 - Regional Winners

EE Sule, Nayomi Munaweera, Lisa O'Donnell and Michael Sala

Disposable People by Ezekel Alan (The Caribbean), Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera (Asia), Sterile Sky by E.E.

Archipelago by Monique Roffey Cops Bocas Prize 2013

Archipelago by Monique Roffey

Archipelago, a novel by Trinidadian writer Monique Roffey, sailed away with the 2013 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.

Seh Sup'm Live Event Returns

Seh Sup'm

The live music and poetry event Seh Sup’m is getting ready to make a return to the entertainment scene. Produced by Root Cause, the monthly series will be relaunched at its new home, Red Bones the Blues Cafe, Argyle Road, Kingston on May 4, 2013.

Barbara Jenkins Cops Hollick Arvon Emerging Writers Prize

Barbara Jenkins cops the Hollick Arvon Prize 2013

Barbara Jenkins wrote her way to the top of the heap and has been inked into history as the winner of the inaugural Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize. The prize was announced during the 3rd annual Bocas Literary Festival, in Port of Spain, Trinidad.