Kingston Book Festival 2012 Preview – March 26

Sun, Mar 20, 2011


The Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ) invites you to a preview of the Kingston Book Festival 2012, which will be staged next year to coincide with celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence.

In the preview, a free event (open to the public), which is set to happen on Saturday March 26, 2011 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston, they will showcase selected winners and entrants in the Eleventh Biennial Publishing and Writing Awards, who will be announced at the Courtleigh Auditorium on Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. Books entered in this year’s competition, will be on display and on sale at the Saturday event.

Kingston Book Festival 2012 Preview Schedule – Saturday, March 26

12 noon to 2 p.m.
Public Workshop on Children’s Book Illustration
Led by award-winning illustrator, Aaron Boyd
Kids activities: face painting, arts and crafts

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Children’s Readings
Jana Bent, Shaggy Parrot and the Reggae Band
Hazel Campbell, Bernie and the Captain’s Ghost
Kellie Magnus, Little Lion Goes for Gold
Colleen Dennis, Inner-City Girl

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Best Selling Books
Diana McCaulay, Dog-Heart
Phillippa Sauterel (Saffron), So Much Things to Say
Edward Seaga: My Life and Leadership Volume 1: Clash of Ideologies (1930-1980)

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Adult Creative Writing
Tracey Tucker, The Day I Met Me
Lilieth Nelson, Angels of Reflection: Poems by Lil
Blossom O’Meally Nelson, Heart-Song
Jean Lowrie Chin, Souldance: Poems and Writings

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Adult Non-Fiction
Jennifer Mamby Alexander, If Love’s So Nice
Karen Findlay, In the Light of the Sun
Robert Lalah, Roving with Lalah
Edward Baugh, Frank Collymore: A Biography

Exhibitors will include:
- Book Industry Association of Jamaica
- Bookophilia
- Carlong Publishers
- Institute of Jamaica
- Jackmandora
- Novelty Trading Company
- Pelican Publishers
- Sangsters Bookstore
- Self-published Authors

For more information about this event, please email

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Diedre Says:

    I was reintroduced to your site today and am wondering why I haven’t been keeping up with it. It’s really wonderful. See a few pictures from the Kingston Book Festival 2012 Preview here…

  2. Roger Panton Says:

    I am the author of “Mr Alexander”, featured as one of the new publications and I would like to be kept informed of events/developments.

    Many thanks
    Roger Panton

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