Authors, Publishers & Illustrators

Authors & Publishers of the VPAJ

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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Jamaica Monologue Slam - RedBones Blues Cafe

Date: 
Jan 24

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

Time: 8PM

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Jamaica’s hottest up and coming actors will deliver intimate and electrifying performances as they battle for the title of Jamaica’s best Actor! Judged by an expert panel of the industry’s top agents, teachers, directors, casting directors, producers and actors. 

Please see the flyer for further details.

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NLS: A Visual Art Initiative - Online Conversation with Charles Campbell

Date: 
Jan 8

Time: 8:30PM

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NLS is proud to invite you to a live online conversation on Wednesday, January 8 at 8:30 PM EST, with accomplished Canada-based Jamaican artist Charles Campbell, Brooklyn-based artist Chajana DenHarder and London-based artist Jessica Knight. The artists will be talking to Nicole Smythe-Johnson, ARC Magazine senior editor & art writer, about how graduate school has factored into their careers as artists thus far.

Anniversary Exhibition & Book Launch - Harmony Hall

Date: 
Dec 1

Venue: HARMONY HALL GALLERY, TOWER ISLE, ST. MARY (1876) 975-4222/974-2870

Time: 12PM

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Harmony Hall invites you to the opening of an exhibition of new paintings and sculpture in our 32nd Anniversary Exhibition and re-launch of “Anansi & the Alligator Eggs” to be opened by Elethia Rickham.

 

There will be invited craft producers in the garden and complimentary cocktails from 12-1.30.

Last Sundays - National Gallery of Jamaica

Date: 
Nov 24

Venue: NATIONAL GALLERY OF JAMAICA, 12 OCEAN BOULEVARD, BLOCK C, KINGSTON MALL

Time: 11AM - 4PM

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