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

2:45 Break

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

4:00 Break

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

5:00 Break

5:15 Author reading: Velma Pollard, Anansesem

5:35 Storyteller: Lilieth Nelson

5:55 Thanks and acknowledgments

6:00 Conclusion


• 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 Jackmandora

o Joan Andrea Hutchinson

o Joanne Simpson

o Kingston Book Shop

o LMH Publishers

o Phillipa Davies

o Novelty Trading

o Sangsters Book Stores

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