Program for Anancy Festival this Saturday
Here’s the program for the Anancy Festival being held in Kingston this Saturday, June 11. 2pm – 6pm.
The venue is the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library, 2 Tom Redcam Drive, Kingston 3. Admission is free.
2:00 Welcome: Kellie Magnus, BIAJ Publishing Director
2:05 Video: Laura Tanna, Jamaica Folktales and Oral Histories
2:25 Storyteller: Amina Blackwood Meeks
3:00 Live simulcast from the Anancy Festival in Pembroke Pines, Florida
Author reading: Geoffrey Phillip, Marcus and the Amazons
3:25 Storyteller: A-dziko Simba
3:45 Video: Ananse Animation Project
4:15 Author reading: Kellie Magnus, Nancy Comes to Town. The Tales of Nancy Anancy.
4:30 Storyteller: Joan Andrea Hutchinson
4:50 Video: Rachel Wade
5:15 Author reading: Velma Pollard, Anansesem
5:35 Storyteller: Lilieth Nelson
5:55 Thanks and acknowledgments
• Exhibit on Jamaican spiders from the Natural History Division of the Institute of Jamaica
• Exhibit of Anancy illustrations by young Jamaican artists: Rachel Moss, Roxanne Richardson, Andre McLean and Nick Shelton
• Anancy face-painting, arts and crafts and spider snacks
• Anancy books and other Caribbean children’s books on sale:
o Amina Blackwood Meeks
o Carlong Publishers
o Joan Andrea Hutchinson
o Joanne Simpson
o Kingston Book Shop
o LMH Publishers
o Phillipa Davies
o Novelty Trading
o Sangsters Book Stores
For more info visit anancyfestival.com.