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  1. “Hotly anticipated” Children of the Ash by N.C. Marks, new SVG poetry book comes home

    It’s already being called a combustible poetry collection, Children of the Ash by N.C. Marks comes home to St. Vincent on Friday, July 29, 2022. The new book by Marks, an SVG geography teacher, will launch in the Conference Room of Beachcombers Hotel, Villa Beach, at 5 pm – 7 pm, said Jacqueline Sample, president […]

    July 30, 2022Books, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Voyage Around the Professor: Learning from Lamming

    “I just received the sad news that George Lamming today left us to join the ancestors. George was part of my life from the earliest childhood, and after my parents I can’t think of anyone who made a greater impact on me. His contributions to Barbados, the Caribbean, the Caribbean diaspora in Britain, and the […]

    June 5, 2022Books, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Prime Minister of Barbados reacts on passing of iconic Barbadian Author, George Lamming

    Sadly, it seems now that almost weekly, we are forced to say goodbye to one of our national icons. Today, it is our international recognised and respected novelist, essayist and poet, , who without doubt stood for decades at the apex of our island’s pantheon of writers. Indeed, George Lamming, must be considered one of […]

    June 4, 2022Books, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Caleb Dros, representative of St Martin writers, “Oualichi: Land of Oma” launches at St Martin Book Fair 2022

    Caleb Dros, soon to be St. Martin’s newest author, has been selected as the “Writer Representative” of the island’s writers at the St. Martin Book Fair, June 2 – 4, 2022, said his publisher HNP. Oualichi: Land of Oma by Caleb Dros will launch as the featured title for the festival’s Literary Evening in Grand […]

    June 1, 2022BooksNo comments
  5. St. Martin writer published in 5 books in first 4 months of 2022

    The poetry and drama by Lasana M. Sekou, and analysis of his work have been published in five books in Europe and the Caribbean between January and April 2022. Last January a study of Hurricane Protocol, the latest book by the St. Martin author, appeared in Vernaculars in an Age of World Literatures. Edited by […]

    May 24, 2022BooksNo comments
  6. Gerard van Veen, author, probation officer, actor passed on at 88, by Lasana M. Sekou

    Gerardus Theodorus Benedictus Maria van Veen died peacefully in his sleep at St. Maarten Medical Center, Cay Hill. He was 88. Better known as Gerard van Veen or “Mr. van Veen,” and often as “Opa,” “Oom Gerard,” and “Uncle,” Gerard leaves his beloved wife Bernadine (St. Martin); his dearest sister Catherina “Tiny” van Veen and […]

    April 5, 2022CultureNo comments
  7. Ronald Williams is the Top Entrant in the 24th Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Competition

    Ronald Williams emerged as the top entrant in the 24th Frank Collymore Literary Endowment (FCLE) Competition. This was announced during a scaled-down in-person awards ceremony at the Frank Collymore Hall. Despite his “The Fall of Autumn Leaves” being the year’s best submission, however, the US-based Barbadian writer was awarded the $5,000 second prize, as the […]

    February 6, 2022Books, FeaturedNo comments
  8. United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week Zoom event

    will be sharing highlights from her award-winning book, Meant to Be, as the Guest Speaker for a United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week Zoom event hosted by the Interfaith Council of Halton in Halton, Ontario. Advance registration is at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsf-ChrDstE9QlKNwLzUUxQiEgbAf0R2lK. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with details. Please share this important […]

    January 20, 2022Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  9. Writers to get insight on a Literary Agent

    The National Cultural Foundation will stage the fifth session of the Writers’ Clinic series on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. The topic: “Tips on Getting a Literary Agent” will be explored by acclaimed Barbadian author . Using her will skills and experience, the writer will be sharing tips and dispensing […]

    January 5, 2022BooksNo comments
  10. Tangle by Rochelle Ward, a “haunting” new book published in St Martin, by Lasana M. Sekou

    Tangle by Rochelle Ward (Faizah Tabasamu), a “haunting,” “sensual” poetry book, is now in St. Martin bookstores and online for everywhere, said Jacqueline Sample of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).  “Tangle is a living organism” with “Haunting poems that vibrate and explode in the eye and heart,” said Belizean author Sean Taegar. “Ward draws together things […]

    December 1, 2021BooksNo comments
  11. UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, UK, CELCE POETRY EVENT: TOMORROW MORNING!

    Tomorrow 20th October UK Time 2.00 p.m. for the CELCE Poetry and Nature Event, University of Leeds. The theme is ‘Light‘. Barbados time: 9:00 am – ArtsEtc’s Linda Deane will be the eighth in the line-up, so that’s probably closer to 11 a.m our time. A total of nine poets from across the world will […]

    October 19, 2021Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. THE SANDMAN (2021) Vivienne Acheampong, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Asim Chaudhry

    Upon escaping after decades of imprisonment by a mortal wizard, Dream, the personification of dreams, sets about to reclaim his lost equipment.

    October 14, 2021Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  13. DAFFODILS FOR E.R. WORRELL (AKA MISTER DOUBLE-YUH AKA WOW)

    LINDA M. DEANE It took long to get here. Not just time, not just distance… Selvon’s lot had nothing on us. Not one thing. Not in that flat in South West London. We used that place like it was just somewhere to crash. Remember? I’d be at work; you’d be out with friends. I’d come […]

    October 11, 2021BooksNo comments
  14. The Caribbean Science Fiction Network, Episode 6: “And Sometimes They Fly”

    “You have the power…use it.” Folklore, myth, superheroes. In this episode, Barbadian writer Robert Edison Sandiford explores our own Caribbean source of power in his novel . We talk about the role of the hero in the region as well as the Caribbean as a real place with real people. This may be fantasy but […]

    October 9, 2021BooksNo comments
  15. Guess who’s back? Rod Stewart – One More Time

    Watch the NEW official music video for Rod Stewart – “One More Time” from his forthcoming album ‘The Tears of Hercules‘ out November 12th. ‘The Tears of Hercules’ features 9 new original tunes written by Rod Stewart including “One More Time” plus covers of Marc Jordan, Johnny Cash and more. Pre-order your copy here https://rhino.lnk.to/TTOH

    September 28, 2021Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. 2nd session of Writers’ Clinic 2021/2022: ‘Mastering Your Manuscript’ with Robert E. Sandiford

    It’s time to register for the NCF’s second session of Writers’ Clinic 2021/2022! Call 417-6625 or Email Karra-price@ncf.bb to register today! This session is open to writers of all levels. The deadline is Thursday 7th October 2021. #NCFBarbados #LiteraryArts

    September 26, 2021Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  17. Season of Storms to St Martin’s Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs

    St Martin Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs just received SOS: Season of Storms from the book’s author, Fabian Adekunle Badejo, said his publisher House of Nehesi (HNP). The new poetry collection, presented to Prime Minister Jacobs on International Literacy Day, opens with a live wire of experiences borne of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Prime Minister Jacobs […]

    September 16, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  18. BEST SELLERS (2021) Aubrey Plaza & Michael Caine

    A cranky, retired author reluctantly embarks on a final book tour to help out a young publisher.

    August 23, 2021Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. Third printing for “Golden Voices of S’maatin” by Ruby Bute

    The new printing of Golden Voices of S’maatin by Ruby Bute is available here at the Silk Cotton Grove Art Gallery, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers. The poetry book is in its third printing. “I am happy with the quality and content … the same as the previous two. I am […]

    July 22, 2021BooksNo comments
  20. Barbadian Author whose Debut Novel appeared on Good Morning America recalls Editing Challenges

    Cultural Mores (as in mor-rays, or ethics which define) are not always translatable or accepted universally. This is what I learned when I attended the book signing of at Blackrock Books recently. First off, Blackrock Books is owned by Andy Taitt and is very conveniently located almost next door to Esso Blackrock! It is very […]

    July 19, 2021Books, Breaking News, Featured1 comment
  21. Tuesday 8th June is George Lamming’s 94th Birthday! Prof Richard Drayton helps Bajans celebrate… June 6, 2021Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  22. Ti Koko and Kush Kush go to school with children of the Virgin Islands

    Ti Koko and Kush Kush by Patricia G. Turnbull is now on the School Reading List for Grade 4 students, said Janice George Harris, Education Officer for Language Arts and Theatre in the Ministry of Education, Tortola, Virgin Islands. “The progress of this excellent storybook published in the Caribbean has landed it in the curriculum […]

    May 23, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  23. Dominican Poet, Tamara Lowe, First Act on 2021 Bocas Lit Fest Virtual Stage

    Tamara Lowe, a poet from the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, kicked off the annual Bocas Lit Fest with her poem “To You Who Love Him.” She was the first in a packed lineup of Regional authors, poets and spoken word artists to perform at the 2021 staging of the annual three-day event presented by […]

    May 7, 2021BooksNo comments
  24. Jael Joseph, the girl with the BIG idea

    As an immigrant in Canada Jael Joseph quickly realized in her early days in the North American country, that her ethnicity would play a great role in how she navigated life in this new locale.  She was part of the minority and even so, her heritage made her part of a smaller grouping within the […]

    April 5, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  25. Marsha Sewdass reignites women with life coaching and new book

    Life Coach, educator, consultant and motivational speaker Marsha Sewdass is helping the women of her native T&T and beyond in becoming empowered and achieving their highest potential via her unique brand of life coaching and her latest book entitled ‘The Best is Yet to Come: Don’t Waste a Day!‘. A self-described realist Marsha incorporates a […]

    March 18, 2021BooksNo comments