Authors, Publishers & Illustrators

Authors & Publishers of the VPAJ

The 2015 Wasafiri New Writing Prize is now open!

Deadline: 
Fri, 2015-07-24

Wasafiri is Britain’s premier magazine for international contemporary writing. Published quarterly, it has established a distinctive reputation for promoting work by new and established voices across the globe.

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Wasafiri is now calling for entries for its New Writing Prize. The competition is open to anyone who has not published a complete book in the category they wish to enter. We are looking for creative submissions in one of three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing.

Conversations - Skyline Levels

Date: 
Jun 20

Venue: Skyline Levels, 6B Skyline Drive

Time: 6:30PM

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Please see the flyer for further details.

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Information courtesy of Kingston on the Edge

Last Sundays: National Gallery of Jamaica

Date: 
Jun 28

Venue: NATIONAL GALLERY OF JAMAICA, 12 Ocean Boulevard (Block C), Kingston. Tel.  (1876) 922-1561 and 922-1563

Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

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This edition of the National Gallery of Jamaica is sweetened with the book launch of "THE WAY HOME" by Millicent A. A. Graham.

Go out and enjoy a lovely cultural and relaxing Sunday with friends and family.

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Millicent A. A. Graham 

Call for Submissions: Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Deadline: 
Sat, 2015-10-31

In its third year, the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, established by Canadian education NGO CODE with the generous support of the Literary Prizes Foundation and in partnership with the Bocas Lit Fest, aims to celebrate the literary achievements of Caribbean authors while improving young readers’ access to books that are engaging and meaningful to them.'

Bookseller's Trade Show 2015 - Kingston Bookshop

Date: 
Jun 18

Venue: Leslie Ridout Hall, Kingston Bookshop, 80 King Street, Kingston 

Time: 8:30AM - 4:30PM

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Please see the flyer for further information.

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Information courtesy of the Book Industry Association of Jamaica 

Food For Thought - Redbones Blues Cafe

Date: 
Jun 4

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

Time: 8:30PM

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Please see the flyer for further details.

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Information courtesy of Redbones

Poetry Night - Redbones Blues Cafe

Date: 
May 27

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

Time: 8:00PM

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Please see the flyer for further details.

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Information courtesy of Redbones 

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

Date: 
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

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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.

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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.

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Poetry and Prose in the Garden

Date: 
May 31

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

Time: 5:00PM

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Please see the flyer for further details.

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Information courtesy of Temple of Light

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