Calabash International Literary Festival 09 Cancelled

Due to lack of corporate and government support, the Calabash International Literary Festival has been canceled for this year.


Photo by Filipe Ferreira

The organizers say they need to find US$30,000 to make the event happen this year…if anyone can help please contact the Calabash oganizers at Jake’s Hotel.

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  1. January 29, 2011 at 10:10 am — Reply

    […] it seems the dust has settled and no one has stepped in to rescue/resuscitate Calabash again as happened last year when the government decided to cough up more money so the show could go […]

  2. […] Calabash international literary festival 09 cancelled […]

  3. March 28, 2009 at 11:35 am — Reply

    I have to imagine that at least some of the persons attending could find it in themselves to donate $1000 or whatever (JMD)- I don’t you could or should make it required, but a lot of the patrons understand the climate and would.

    I suppose part of the problem would be that someone would still need to put the cash up front to pay for everything.

  4. March 28, 2009 at 9:06 am — Reply

    I’m suggesting that patrons attending pay a small fee – 1000 people paying $30 is $30,000. I don’t think we can continuously look to the gov’t to solve problems.

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