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Authors & Publishers of the VPAJ

Musgrave Medals Awards Ceremony: Institute of Jamaica

Date: 
Oct 16

Venue: INSTITUTE OF JAMAICA, 10-16 East Street, Kingston.  Tel. (1876) 922-0620-6

Time: 3PM

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Eight distinguished Jamaicans are to receive the Institute of Jamaica’s (IOJ) Musgrave Award at the Annual Musgrave Medals Award Ceremony. 

In keeping with the IOJ’s mandate for the “Encouragement of Literature, Science and Art in Jamaica,” two Gold, four Silver and two Bronze Musgrave Medals will be presented to the 2013 awardees for their achievements in the literary, scientific and artistic fields.

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Christmas Fair - Grosvenor Galleries

Date: 
Dec 7 - Dec 8

Venue: GROSVENOR GALLERIES, 1 Grosvenor Terrace, Kingston 8. Tel.  (1876) 924-6684 and 931-5569.

Time: 10AM - 6PM

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Do your Christmas shopping at our annual garden fair! Lots of unique gift ideas that you wont find anywhere else! Jewelry, pottery, unusual orchids & plants, woodcraft, art, photography,henna tattoos, aromatherapy products, handmade soaps, honey products, and much much more!

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Eight By Ten - The Festival: Philip Sherlock Centre

Date: 
Sep 27 - Sep 29

Venue: PHILIP SHERLOCK CENTRE FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS, Mona Campus, Kingston 1. Tel. (1876) 977-9770 

Time: Fri/Sat 8PM, Sun 6PM

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Poetry Society of Jamaica's Fellowship - Edna Manley College

Date: 
Aug 27

Venue: AMPHITHEATRE, 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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Our monthly fellowship comes alive with "Resurrecting Mikey Smith", a tribute to the life and work of the legendary dub poet and activist, Michael 'Mikey' Smith. 

Poetry Night - Red Bones Blues Cafe

Date: 
Aug 28

Venue: REDBONES BLUES CAFE, 1 Argyle Road, Kingston 10. Tel. (1876) 978-6091 or 978-8262

Time: 8PM

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Starlight Performers was founded by Coswell Barnett and Marvin Minott, two visually impaired gentlemen, in September 2010. They have performed at several educational, cultural and religious events hosted by various organizations. Most notably, Calabash Literacy Festival in 2012.

"Masks Drum Words" Workshop - The Drawing Room Project

Date: 
Sep 21

An exercise in rhythm and words;  this workshop explores aspects of creating, the impact of colour, texture and sound, as layered constructs that apply to the creation of a rhythm and the writing of a poem

Drums, percussion instruments, paint and mask making materials will be provided

Submission Guidelines


Submit a writing sample of 3 poems

by September 13, 2013, to drawingroomproject@gmail.com

Each poem should be no more than 1 page

 

Gungo Walk World Alternative Music and Arts Festival - Edna Manley College

Date: 
Aug 24

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

Time: 10 AM - Midnight

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PRESOLD TICKETS are available at the Edna Manley School of Music department - $800, Students with ID and Children under 12yrs - $500. At the gate - $1000. (Babies 3yrs and under-Free)

Please see the flyer for further details.

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Sounding the Nation - NLS

Date: 
Aug 14

Venue: NLS, 190 Mountain View Avenue, Kingston. Tel. (1876) 927 7931, 927 8647 and 406 9771

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

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Jamaica International Reggae Film Festival

Date: 
Aug 1 - Aug 5

Venue: ISLAND VILLAGE, OCHO RIOS

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Fellow authors, literary lovers & artisans

The Jamaica International Reggae Film Festival, being held August 1-5, 2013 at Island Village in Ocho Rios, in response to requests, will be facilitating a book fair on Sunday, August 4th from 10 am to 4:30 pm. 

Authors and craft vendors will be able to rent a table and a chair for  $1,000 for the day. 

Comedy Night Club - Famous Night Club

Date: 
Jul 31

Venue: FAMOUS NIGHT CLUB, PORTMORE

Time: 7PM

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Please see the flyer for further information.

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