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Poetry Workshop - Autopiloting with Ann-Margaret Lim, from 10am-3pm

Aug 24

Let’s write without thinking. Let’s write long lines, if they’re often short and short ones if they’re often long.  Let’s write love poems, Mek we free up de ting an’ autopilot!

Submission Guidelines

Submit a writing sample of 3 poems by August 5, 2013, to

Each poem should be no more than 1 page

Registration $3,500.00 JMD*

Classics' Night - Rare Shakespeare Book Auction & BBC's Sherlock Screening

Jul 27

Venue: BOOKOPHILIA, 92 Hope Road, Kingston 6 Tel.  (1876) 978-5248 


Bookophilia presents a classics night that is guaranteed to be a good time. First there will be a rare book auction of "The First Folio of Shakespeare" (The Norton Fascimile) from 4PM - 5PM followed by a screening of BBC One's Sherlock from 5PM - 8PM.

There is no cover charge for the event.


Information courtesy of Bookophilia

Lagan; An Exhibition of Recent Work by Wilmer Wilson - NLS

Aug 3 - Aug 14

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

Time: 6PM - 9PM


Poetry Night - Red Bones Blues Cafe

Jun 26

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

Time: 8PM


Red Bones Poetry night features many speakers including Dr. Afua Cooper as well as Simone 'Chucka' Simpson.

Please see the attachment for further details.


Information courtesy of Red Bones Blues Cafe 

Carlton Reid Exhibition - Cafe What's On

Jun 22 - Jul 23

Venue: CAFE WHAT'S ON, 133 Barbican Road, Kingston Tel. (1876) 969 - 5862


Poetry Society of Jamaica's Fellowship - Edna Manley College

Jun 25

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


This month Poetry fellowship features the launch of Cherry Natural's album 'Intellectual Bad Gal.'Cherry Natural is Jamaica’s leading female performance Poet as well as a Women’s Rights Activist, Motivational Speaker and Martial Arts Instructor specializing in self defense for women and children. 


Seh Sup'm Poetry & Live Music: Red Bones Blues Cafe

Jun 22

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

Time: 8PM


Please see the flyer for further information.


Information courtesy of Red Bones Blues Cafe

UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2013: Call for Nominations

Fri, 2013-06-28

With its commitment to supporting effective literacy policies and programmes, UNESCO honours excellence and innovation in the field of literacy throughout the world. Every year, on the occasion of International Literacy Day (8th September), its International Literacy Prizes are awarded to institutions, organizations and individuals whose efforts contribute to the promotion of dynamic literate societies.

The UNESCO International Literacy Prizes are:

R&D Chess Tournament - Immaculate Conception High School

Jun 22



This year will be the second staging of the R&D Chess Tournament and driven by the slogan "Where Every Child is a Winner" it promises to be even bigger & better than last year. There will be more than 60 trophies and medals to be won, gift vouchers, gift baskets, a tablet for the winner plus other prizes.

Please see the flyer for further details.


Information courtesy of Deborah Porter 

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