Tag Archives: authors

  1. The 2021 Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival is on NOW!

    The 2021 BCLF programme, ‘A Tapestry of Worlds and Words: Meditations From the Diaspora‘ begins today and all festivities will now be streamed live from Youtube and our Facebook page. NO registration necessary! Yay! You can tune in (hassle free) from wherever you are – your car, virtual office, at the gym or airport! Please […]

    September 10, 2021Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  2. 3rd Annual Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival Caribbean Fiction Writing Contest is Now Open

    The third annual Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival is calling all writers of fiction in the North American Diaspora and the Caribbean to submit their original fiction stories for their 2021 BCLF Short Fiction Story Contest. Up for grabs is the BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers’ Prize and BLCF Elizabeth Nunez Award for Writers in the […]

    April 24, 2021BooksNo comments
  3. The BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers’ Prize and Award for Writers in the Caribbean

    The third annual Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival is calling all writers of fiction in the North American Diaspora and the Caribbean to submit their original fiction stories for their 2021 BCLF Short Fiction Story Contest. Up for grabs is the BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers’ Prize and BLCF Elizabeth Nunez Award for Writers in the […]

    April 14, 2021BooksNo comments
  4. ‘Caribbean Literature Day – July 12, 2021,’ by Lasana M. Sekou

    From one end of the archipelago to the next, and apart from single author book releases, there are two literary events that arguably open the way to the crush of Caribbean literature festivals in the first half of the year. The International Book Fair of Havana in February, though COVID-19-cancelled in 2021, sets the pace […]

    March 24, 2021BooksNo comments
  5. Linda M. Deane Takes Top Prize at the 23rd FCLE Awards

    Linda M. Deane took the $10,000 top prize at the 23rd Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Competition. Her collection of poems, “An Ocean Away; My Mother Smiling: Tales of Migration and Memory” beat out more than 60 other entries to take the top spot in the long-running Central Bank of Barbados-sponsored writing contest. Deane’s win was […]

    February 19, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  6. What’s New at ArtsEtc: IndyList, Reviews, Blogs, Poetry & More

    Hi, everyone… How’re we doing these days? It’s a fair question, now we’re nearing the end of 2020 with a possibly brighter yet no less troubled 2021 at the gates. There are many questions about the efficacy of our political systems. So much of life is a matter of perspective. Is she tall or he small? Is the […]

    December 21, 2020Books, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  7. ‘Nomad’ by Yvonne Weekes at Barbados’ Central Bank salon next week; heads to Trinidad for Carifesta 2019

    Nomad by Yvonne Weekes, published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), will launch in Barbados on August 13, by the country’s prestigious Frank Collymore Literary Endowment foundation, said HNP president Jacqueline Sample. In Nomad, Weekes opens her nomadic experiences in ways “which i nvva see before,” said world-renowned poet Kamau Brathwaite. The gritty and […]

    August 9, 2019Books, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Tamara Groeneveldt “literary ambassador” for St Maarten writers at St Martin Book Fair 2019

    Tamara Groeneveldt leads the list of St. Martin writers and workshop leaders at the 17th annual St. Martin Book Fair, June 6 – 8, 2019, said Shujah Reiph, the festival coordinator. “Each year the book fair looks for a published writer from St. Martin to represent the writers, aspiring writers, and authors of our whole […]

    May 26, 2019BooksNo comments
  9. Stan Lee – America’s Greatest Novelist Ever, Tapestry of Villainy and Heroics…

    An end of an era happened earlier this month, have not had the heart nor energy to tackle it until now… Nevertheless, I am sure by now everyone is aware that Stan Lee, who started as the coffee boy of Timely Comics and became the giant of Marvel is now gone at the age of […]

    November 26, 2018Books, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Vin Diesel Cast as Bloodshot in Upcoming Movie

    Vin Diesel is taking on a new comic book character role, and it looks like this time he’ll do more than say the same catchphrase. Diesel will be playing Bloodshot, Valiant Comics’ anti-hero. This project is the first of Valiant’s five-movie picture deal with Sony. David Wilson, a protégé of Deadpool director Tim Miller, will […]

    July 3, 2018Breaking News, Cinema, FeaturedNo comments

    REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER kicks off its 16th season this Friday, January 19th at 23hrs AST*, exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists and interviews with guests. Author Michael Wolff (Fire and Fury) is the top-of-show interview guest. […]

    January 24, 2018CinemaNo comments
  12. Rita Indiana, winner of the “Grand Prize Literary Region Guadeloupe”

    The 5th edition of the Caribbean Writers Congress ended with the awarding of the “Grand Prix Littéraire Région Guadeloupe” to Rita Indiana for her novel “La Mucama de Omicunlé,” published by Périférica. La Mucama de Omicunlé (Omicunle’s room maid) cautions the reader about the undeniable and inevitable destruction of our world and portrays a clear […]

    April 22, 2017BooksNo comments
  13. What’s New at ArtsEtc: 2016 Indy List, Blog Post, Artist Profiles & More

    Hi, everyone, Barbados turned 50 last month. As per usual, we’ve slipped easily into Christmas-celebration mode. But many flags and banners are still up, and the roundabouts remain lit, bright enough for any festive season The highlight for this latest update is ArtsEtc’s Annual Independence Reading List–what we affectionately refer to as The IndyList. Please […]

    December 13, 2016Books, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  14. WANTED: Poems for the New Virgin Islands Book of Poetry, “Where I See the Sun”

    Calling “All poets and spoken word artists from the Virgin Islands (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke), including those studying or living abroad, to submit up to five poems” for a new poetry book to be published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). “Where I See The Sun – Contemporary Poetry in the […]

    December 16, 2015BooksNo comments
  15. FLOW’s Anime Kon 2015: Bridgeland & Spellbent

    Book Source had a very active Lounge for Anime Kon’s readers with comic books and graphic novels galore – seen here is Marc “Bridgeland” Gibson interviewing Lucy Snyder who is an accomplished author in Horror with 4 Bram Stoker awards

    August 23, 2015Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. St. Martin poet Rochelle Ward guest at Dominica’s literary festival 2015

    Rochelle Ward continues to spread her poetic wings by reciting her poetry abroad, most recently at Dominica’s Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair 2015, said Lasana M. Sekou of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). The St. Martin poet started off her visit as a featured reader at the festival’s opening on August 6. “I’m […]

    August 18, 2015BooksNo comments
  17. Bram Stoker Award Winning Author at FLOW AnimeKon Expo 2015

    Lucy A. Snyder is the featured guest at the Authors’ Lounge, which is a major attraction of the FLOW AnimeKon Expo 2015. Snyder was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2009 for “Spellbent”. She netted her first Bram Stoker win in the category of Superior Achievement in Poetry, in 2010 […]

    August 7, 2015BooksNo comments

    In just a few months time Barbados will be celebrating its 50th year of Independence. I would therefore like – at this time – to urge the people, organisations, and Government of Barbados to make an effort to identify and catalogue the various “resources” that Barbados possesses, and to resolve to fully deploy and utilize […]

    August 5, 2015Books, Featured1 comment
  19. “Think and Know: Where I See the Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla” by Faizah Tabasamu

    Refreshment. Revolution. Remembrance. If you think you know the heart of Anguilla, maybe you don’t. This euphonious collection of multigenerational voices in the new anthology Where I See the Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla (2015) is the buffet readers – both local and international – will enjoy during their morning reflections. It is the […]

    June 24, 2015BooksNo comments
  20. New Book is a boon to both Barbadians and Visitors alike, “Absolutely Barbados” is fun reading, absolutely!

    For those who recall Leslie Charteris’ charismatic series of a lovable rogue by name of Simon Templar, alias “The Saint” (not the botched attempts from Val Kilmer on film or Ian Ogilvy on TV, the actual books ranging from the 1920s to the 1940s before Charteris leased his character to ghost writers) then reading the […]

    May 31, 2015Books, FeaturedNo comments
  21. 20-odd writers from India to Brazil to St. Lucia, heading for 13th annual St. Martin Book Fair 2015

    The 13th annual St. Martin Book Fair is set for June 4 – 6, 2015, said Shujah Reiph, book fair coordinator and president of Conscious Lyrics Foundation (CLF). Novelists, poets, historians, scholars, drama and performance word artists from India, UK, Brazil, St. Lucia, the USA, to name a few places, “are heading our way,” said […]

    May 13, 2015BooksNo comments
  22. “A Night of Poetry and Fiction” presented in conjunction w/Texas A&M University; Callaloo Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters & UWI’s Faculty of Humanities and Education, Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature

    Ravi Howard received the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence in 2008 for the novel Like Trees, Walking, a fictionalized account of a true story, the 1981 lynching of a black teenager in Mobile, Alabama. Howard was a finalist for both the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction in […]

    May 11, 2015Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  23. Rhoda Arrindell of St Maarten, invited author at Anguilla Literary Festival 2015

    Educator and leading linguist Rhoda Arrindell is one of at least 12 authors, mostly from the USA, invited by the Anguilla Literary Festival to its 4th annual edition on 21-24 May 2015, said her publisher House of Nehesi (HNP). Arrindell will be a panelist on book publishing on May 23. But it’s her new and […]

    May 6, 2015BooksNo comments
  24. Chattel House Books – Sat. 7th Feb: Sir Henry Fraser Book Signing (Novels as Entrepreneurs)

    Ronald Williams, Omar Kennedy and Karen Lord are also on display so when you pick up a copy of “Historic Churches of Barbados” and help restore St Michael’s Cathedral, you can also help local entrepreneurs by purchasing Bajan novels!

    February 8, 2015Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. Submissions Call for The Caribbean Writer – Volume 30

    The Caribbean Writer – Where the Caribbean Imagination Embraces the World – announces a submission call for its 30th Anniversary edition. The Caribbean Writer is an international, refereed, literary journal published annually by the University of the Virgin Islands. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, […]

    February 6, 2015BooksNo comments