Authors, Publishers & Illustrators

Authors & Publishers of the VPAJ

Poetry Night - Redbones Blues Cafe

May 27

Venue: REDBONES BLUES CAFE, 1 Argyle Road, Kingston 10. Tel. (1876) 978-8262

Time: 8:00PM


Please see the flyer for further details.


Information courtesy of Redbones 

The Poetry Society of Jamaica's 26th Anniversary Fellowship - The Edna Manley College

May 26

Venue: THE EDNA MANLEY COLLEGE OF THE VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS, 1 Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston 5. Tel. (1876) 929-2350 (main office) 

Time: 7:30PM


In a Performance Lecture, Blackwood Meeks will address ideas surrounding language, folklore and orature traditions, while engaging the gathering, in her enthralling style of storytelling.

The evening will begin with the Fellowship's vibrant open mic and discussion segment, and be crowned by the renowned cultural icon.


Streaming and Copyright: a Recording Industry Perspective

Have you ever wanted to gain some industry perspective on streaming music? How about the issues of copyright that face corporations now? The World Intellectual Property Organization Magazine has a great article detailing some of these things.


Poetry and Prose in the Garden

May 31

Venue: TEMPLE OF LIGHT, 4-6 Fairway Avenue, Kingston 10. Tel. (1876) 927-6145 and 946-2230

Time: 5:00PM


Please see the flyer for further details.


Information courtesy of Temple of Light

Celebrating Me - Bookophilia

May 16

Venue: BOOKOPHILIA, 92 Hope Road, Kingston 6 Tel.  (1876) 978-5248

Time: 4:00PM


Clebrating Me is a celebratory coming of age story for girls 8-13 years. A humorous and tender depiction of four young girls reaching a milestone in their lives, 'Celebrating Me' mixes a compelling story with information every girl needs to know.



Information courtesy of Bookophilia 

Book Industry Association of Jamaica AGM - Liguanea Club

May 14

Venue: BOUGAINVILLEA ROOM, THE LIGUANEA CLUB, Knutsford Boulevard, New Kingston. Tel. (1876) 926-8144 to 6

Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM


The BIAJ invites members of the Jamaican book industry to their Annual General Meeting.


Information courtesy of the BIAJ


Mon, 2015-06-22

The 17th edition of the annual VS Pritchett Memorial Prize is now open for entries. The Prize was founded by The Royal Society of Literature at the beginning of the new millennium to commemorate the centenary of one of the finest English short story writers of the 20th century – as explained on the RSL’s website.


Erna Brodber Workshop - UWI, Mona

Mar 25 - Apr 15

The Department of Literatures in English, UWI, Mona will host a four-week Writer's Workshop with acclaimed writer Erna Brodber, from 6-8 PM on the following dates:

  • Wednesday March 25,2015
  • Wednesday April 1, 2015
  • Wednesday April 8, 2015
  • Wednesday April 15, 2015

The workshop will be held in the Graduate Conference Room of the Faculty of Humanities and Education. There are limited spaces available and registration is only guaranteed once the fee is paid at the department's office.

Publishing Standards Discussion for Self Publishers - Bookophilia

Mar 17

Venue:  BOOKOPHILIA, 92 Hope Road, Kingston 6 Tel.  (1876) 978-5248

Time: 6:00PM


Please see the flyer for further details.


Information courtesy of the National Library of Jamaica 

The Kingston Book Festival 2015

Mar 1 - Mar 8

The Kingston Book Festival is back and here is the second part of the schedule for the week of events!

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