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When Talk Matters - Talking Publishing, Poetry and Diversity at Calabash 2018

Poets Jay Bernard, Malika Booker & Ishion Hutchinson talk writing the unwritten

Along with great readings, during the 2018 staging of The Calabash International Literary Festival, the black sands of Treasure beach was also home to great conversations on the main stage as well as in the dining room at Jakes where the Cafe Series continued.

Big Ooman Tings at Calabash 2018

Female writers had strong representation at the Calabash Literary Festival 2018

“All I had were words which are as flimsy as air,” read Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage.

Calabash 2016 Brings a Literary Feast to Fruuishaan

Calabash 2016 brought a literary feast

Most of the year it’s a tranquil little town. While the waves are often restless taking more and more of the shoreline away with it each day, everything else in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, is an essay in tranquility.

Protoje For Calabash 2016

Protoje for Calabash 2016

While the Calabash International Literary Festival remains at its core a literary festival, since it’s inception, it has had a roaring affair with music which bears fruit in many ways and often skanks its influence onto the way the programme.

Talking Trees 2015: A Few Fine Moments But Less Than the Sum of Its Parts

Lorna Goodison closes off Talking Trees 2015

The Labour Day weekend journey from Kingston, through the hills of Manchester and winding down to the St. Elizabeth seaside has become a tradition for many of Jamaica‘s lit lovers. Usually, its to get to the Calabash Literary Festival, which is now unfortunately biennial.

Lorna Goodison, Mervyn Morris, Eddie Baugh And Tanya Shirley for Talking Trees 2015

Lorna Goodison, Mervyn Morris, Tanya Shirley & Eddie Baugh: Talking Trees  2015

The 2015 edition of the Talking Trees Literary Fiesta is gearing up to be a calendar noteworthy event for lit lovers. Organizers of the biennial literary festival have unveiled a stellar line-up set to heat up the black sands of Treasure Beach.

Calabash 2014 - A Delicious Literary Fest!

Zadie Smith and Colum McCann at Calabash 2014

Last weekend, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, sizzled as the words of some of the world’s most renowned writers contested the sun’s unrelenting heat for supremacy.

Love Affair With Literature III: A Literary Orgy!

Novelist Erna Brodber brings Love Affair With Literature to a close

Two novelists sandwiched three poets as the 2014 A Love Affair With Literature became a literary orgy.

Kingston Book Festival 2014

Kingston Book Festival 2014

The 2014 edition of the Kingston Book Festival is set to kick off on Saturday, March 1 and continues through Sunday, March 9.

Linton Kwesi Johnson Chairs Bocas Lit Prize 2014

Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson heads up the Panel of Judges for Bocas Lit Prize 2014

Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson has been named Overall Chair of the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize, the major literary prize for Caribbean writing coming out of the Bocas Literary Festival. The 2014 Prize, its fourth installation, opened for entries earlier this week.

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