The Department of Literatures in English will host the launch of Considering Woman 1 & 2, a collection of short prose by Velma Pollard on Sunday, April 17 at 11:00am at the Multifunctional Room, Main Library, UWI. The guest speaker is Dr. Elizabeth “Betty” Wilson. Published by Peepal
The Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ) is announcing the winners in the Eleventh Biennial Publishing and Writing Awards at the Courtleigh Auditorium on Thursday, March 24 at 6:30pm. The BIAJ is also hosting a reading by local authors on Saturday, March 26 at the Spanish Court Hotel.
Here’s a really interesting article on one of Jamaica’s outstanding authors, Lorna Goodison, about her new work, By Love Possessed, writing, life in Toronto, and on painting being one of her first loves… Read more at the National Post .
Well, 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 on. I’m still surprised that such a great idea will be no more. Calabash did
Here’s the BOOKOPHILIA list of the top 20 books of 2010 based on quantities of each book sold at Bookophilia. I love Bookophilia, my favorite Kingston bookstore, for more see Bookophilia, a Kingston bookstore with a difference. TOP 20 BOOKS FOR 2010: 1. Dog-Heart by Diana McCaulay 2. 9.58 My Story
The Made in Jamaica Catalogue is in the works with the main objective being to showcase Jamaican products and services. According to creator Deika Morrison, “I wanted to help Jamaicans here and abroad, overseas buyers, suppliers, and investors know and see what Jamaica produces.” Deika sees the catalogue as filling a
Small Kings is a new book by the New York-based photographer Alessandro Zuek Simonetti. This new book is a collection of black and white images taken at Passa Passa (the weekly street dance that was being held in Tivoli Gardens each Wednesday night up till May this year), and includes
The Independent VoYces Literary Fair is Jamaica’s latest addition to the literary calendar and will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at Strawberry Fields Together, Robin’s Bay in St. Mary. The Fair is aimed mainly at promoting self-published and new authors.
YardEdge is pleased to welcome this contribution by Jamaican writer Opal Palmer Adisa. Opal Palmer Adisa has written extensively on a wide range of topics ranging from children’s issues to the environment, in either in poetry, prose or essay. A writer and motivational speaker, Dr. Palmer Adisa has lectured and read her