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Mel Cooke Get's Ready to "Seh Sup'm

Melville Cooke reading at the launch of Seh Sup'm: Live From Kingston

Poet and journalist Melville Cooke staged a successful launch of his second anthology of poems, a live album titled Seh Sup’m: Live From Kingston. To do so, he teamed up with the Poetry Society of Jamaica as the featured poet of their first fellowship of the year.

John Agard Receives Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry

Poet John Agard

Guyanese poet John Agard has joined the literary star spangled list of recipients of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Kei Miller Takes Up Residency at UWI

Kei Miller

Poet and author Kei Miller armed with his newly minted PhD and his constantly expanding literary repertoire, will be Writer in Residence in the Department of Literatures in English at UWI Mona. The residency will run for the upcoming semester.

Talking and Writing Divorce - Opal Palmer Adisa

Opal Palmer Adisa

It is the season of sorrel and cake, but a platter of prose and poetry by Opal Palmer Adisa was also served up at Redbones the Blues Cafe. Palmer Adisa’s menu included selections from the anthology she co-edited Caribbean Erotic and her second novel Painting Away Regrets.

Jamaica Gets It's First YA Series - Coop Clan

Kerine Miller author of Coop Clan

As an increasing number of writers take publishing into their own hands, the Jamaican book landscape is becoming increasingly varied.

Beverly East Launches Bat Mitzvah Girl

Beverly East (left) and Carolyn Cooper

As the sun set over Kingston on Thursday night, December 6, Beverly East launched her memoir Bat Mitzvah Girl: Memories of a Jamaican Child.

Kingston Noir - The Dark Side of the Sun

Kingston Noir

It is said that you should never judge a book by its cover, but Kingston Noir is one of those books that you can’t help but judge by the cover that adorns this collection of stories.

And the Juges Are... CWW 2013

Godfrey Smith

Attorney Godfrey Smith has been selected Chair of the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize. Smith, a national of Belize, is the author of the biography, George Price: A Life Revealed which earned the 2012 Bocas Prize for literary non-fiction.

Carolyn Cooper Delivers 6th Edward Baugh Lecture

Professor Carolyn Cooper

Professor Carolyn Cooper shed her public persona as the much beloved and equally vilified “professor of slackness” and highlighted that the Prof title is no mere accident, but refers to her standing as a respected scholar of literature and culture.

Tanya Shirley Infects with her Passion for Poetry

Tanya Shirley author of She Who Sleeps With Bones

For a brief moment, the Bookophilia store, Liguanea, Kingston, was transformed from a space where words were sold to one where they were crafted. Dubbed "Passion for Poetry" the evening featured poet Tanya Shirley talking to aspiring poets about her ideas on poetry and the life of a poet.

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