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.
Venue: JAMAICA CONFERENCE CENTRE, 14-20 Port Royal Street, Kingston. Tel. (1876) 922-9160-7
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.”
Venue:NATIONAL LIBRARY OF JAMAICA, 12 East Street, Kingston. Tel. (1876) 967-1526, 967-2516 and 967-2494
Time: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
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:
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.
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.
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.
Venue: HARMONY HALL GALLERY, TOWER ISLE, ST. MARY (1876) 975-4222/974-2870
Harmony Hallinvites 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.