Authors, Publishers & Illustrators

Authors & Publishers of the VPAJ

Christmas Fair - Grosvenor Galleries

Dec 7 - Dec 8

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

Time: 10AM - 6PM


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!


Eight By Ten - The Festival: Philip Sherlock Centre

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


Poetry Society of Jamaica's Fellowship - Edna Manley College

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


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

Aug 28

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

Time: 8PM


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

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

Each poem should be no more than 1 page


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

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


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.


Sounding the Nation - NLS

Aug 14

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

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM


Jamaica International Reggae Film Festival

Aug 1 - Aug 5



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

Jul 31


Time: 7PM


Please see the flyer for further information.


Information courtesy of Solid Agency

Report on the Ras Tafari Movement in Kingston, Jamaica - IOJ

Aug 4

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

Time: 2PM


Please come to a discussion about the UWI Rastafari Report of 1960, including:

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