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5. August 2014

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Auntie Roachy Festival 2014

Happening TODAY (August 5) at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre – the 2014 Auntie Roachy Festival! Literary activities include a lunch time book stew featuring contemporary Jamaican writers, open mic and poetry slam competition, tribute to Professor Edward Baugh, tribute to Miss Lou, JCDC creative writing showcase, story telling, dramatic readings and showing of short [...]

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21. June 2014

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Cordelia Finds Fame and Fortune

Diane Browne’s new e-book: Cordelia is little girl, who is being teased because she has red hair and is therefore unlike the other children in her village. The children sing a folksong that bears Cordelia’s name, which only adds to the pain of the teasing. She runs away to find her fame and fortune (like [...]

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8. June 2014

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Submissions for 2nd Round of Burt Award for Caribbean Literature 2014

Submissions are now being accepted for the second round of the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, until October 24th, 2014. Established by CODE with the generous support of Canadian philanthropist William (Bill) Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation, in partnership with Bocas Lit Fest, the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature is an annual Award given [...]

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22. March 2014

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Silly Nomads From Palmerston Close

“Silly Nomads From Palmerston Close” is the first of a series of three books that tell the hilarious tale of two Jamaican brothers who create their own amazing adventures, using their imaginations and what they have seen on television. The book is 116 pages in length and incorporates some of the native language, Patois. It [...]

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16. March 2014

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Finalists for Inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Announced

The finalists of the inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature have been announced. The Burt Award for Caribbean Literature was established by CODE – a Canadian charitable organization that has been advancing literacy and learning for 55 years – in collaboration with William (Bill) Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation. The Award is the result [...]

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17. November 2013

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Review – Dew Angels by Melanie Schwapp

Book: Dew Angels by Melanie Schwapp ISBN: 9781908446206 E-Book Publisher: HopeRoad Publishing, originally self-published by Melanie Schwapp Format: E-Book Genre: Fiction, there’s a bit of Suspense, Drama, Mystery and Fantasy in this nice package of a novel. Pros: Impressive world-building, plot twists in abundance, relatable characters with great story arcs, and the realistic portrayal of [...]

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