Authors, Publishers & Illustrators

Authors & Publishers of the VPAJ

Limbo - UWI Mona Campus

Date: 
Apr 6

Venue: NEVILLE HALL LECTURE THEATRE, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Kingston 1. Tel. (1876) 927-1660-9 (main UWI switchboard) 

Time: 11:00AM

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Esther Figueroa, award-winning Jamaican independent filmmaker, known for such documentaries as Jamaica For Sale, Massa God Fish Can Done, and Cockpit Country is Our Home, has written Limbo – A Novel About Jamaica that was released worldwide on March 4 by Arcade Publishing.

Please see the flyer for further details.

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Still Waters Anniversary - UWI Mona Visitors' Lodge

Date: 
Mar 30

Venue: THE GOLD ROOM, UWI MONA VISITORS' LODGE, UWI MONA CAMPUS, 2 GARDEN LANE, KINGSTON 7

Time: 6:00PM

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Come out and enjoy a fabulous night of live Christian music and poetry!

Please see the flyer for further details.

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Information courtesy of Still Waters Ja.

Small Business Book Awards

Deadline: 
Wed, 2014-04-30

The 2014 Small Business Book Awards, now in their 6th year, celebrate the best business books that entrepreneurs, small business owners, CEOs, managers, and their staffs should read. They also recognize important resources supporting authors and the publishing industry. The small business community plays a key role by nominating, showing their support for, and voting on their favorites. 

Nominations

To submit a book for nomination please make sure it fits the following criteria: 

Redbones Poetry Night - RedBones Blues Cafe

Date: 
Mar 26

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 

Literary Festival & Cultural Showcase - Utech

Date: 
Mar 20

Venue: CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, 237 OLD HOPE ROAD, KINGSTON 6

Time: 10AM - 8:30 PM

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Please see the flyer for further details.

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Information courtesy of Centre for the Arts, Utech 

DRP Writers' Retreat

Date: 
Mar 23 - Mar 25

Venue: COUNTRY THYME, HIGHGATE, ST.MARY

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The Drawing Room Project will be hosting a three day Writers Retreat (Genre: poetry), at “Country Thyme” for new to early and mid-career writers. Our Mentor will be Christine Craig, author of All Things Bright & Quadrille For Tigers, Peepal Tree Press, 2011. She is praised for her flair for language, evocative descriptions of the Jamaican landscape, and dramatic imagery of the poignancy and pain of life for many Jamaican women. 

Please see the flyer for further information.

Writing Workshop hosted by Literatures in English Department at UWI

Date: 
Mar 1

Venue: Department of Literatures in English, UWI, Mona

Time: 10:00 AM - 1PM

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Please see the flyer for further information.

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Information courtesy of The Poetry Society of Jamaica 

Sankofa VIII - Jamaica Conference Centre

Date: 
Feb 27

Venue: JAMAICA CONFERENCE CENTRE, 14-20 Port Royal Street, Kingston.  Tel. (1876) 922-9160-7

Time: 9:00AM 

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Sankofa is the major event for Black History Month produced by Liberty Hall: The Legacy of Marcus Garvey. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the UNIA - ACL and Liberty Hall will host its eighth annual all day educational Sankofa symposium, under the theme: “Building Self–Identity and Self-Reliance among People of African Descent through the Activities and Enterprises of Garvey’s UNIA – ACL.”

Open Day - National Library of Jamaica

Date: 
Mar 4

Venue:NATIONAL LIBRARY OF JAMAICA, 12 East Street, Kingston.  Tel. (1876) 967-1526, 967-2516 and 967-2494

Time: 9:00AM - 4:30PM

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The Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ), which organises KBF, will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. In observance of this milestone, the NLJ will be mounting an exhibition showcasing the different types of books published in Jamaica during the past 25 years. Other activities for the day will include:

Poetry Night - RedBones Blues Cafe

Date: 
Jan 29

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

Time: 8PM

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Blossom O'Meally-Nelson presents "Heart Song: Poems of my transformation" Dr. Blossom O’Meally-Nelson is an educator, social entrepreneur and business professional. For seventeen years she was the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council for the University of Technology, Jamaica. She was the first female Postmaster General for Jamaica.

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