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  1. Peter Laurie Takes Home the $10,000 1st Prize at the 25th FCLE Awards

    Peter Laurie took top honours at the 25th Frank Collymore Literary Endowment awards, which was held on Saturday, January 28. His “The House that Disappeared” emerged as the best among a field of 64 and netted him the $10,000 first prize. The $7,500 second prize went to Ark Ramsay for his “My Warming Body,” a […]

    January 29, 2023Books, FeaturedNo comments
  2. 25th Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Awards, use QR code for reply!

    Copyright © 2023 The Frank Collymore Hall, All rights reserved.  

    January 14, 2023Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  3. NIFCA Literary Arts Essays: Resurgence

    The dictionary defines Politics as the “activities associated with the governance of a country especially debate or conflict among people and parties to achieve power”. My exposure to politics began when I was ten years old. The year was 1999 – an election year – perhaps the perfect time to understand conflict between parties competing […]

    December 26, 2022BooksNo comments
  4. Writing in Dialect with Michelle Cox, next month, thanks to NCF

    The NCF looks forward to seeing you December for Writing in Dialect with Michelle Cox.

    November 21, 2022Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  5. Lifetime achievement award for Chiqui Vicioso, leading Dominican Rep. author

    The Anticanon Project (Proyecto Anticanon), dedicated to promoting the literary works and women writers of the Dominican Republic, presented its first Anticanon Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Women to Sherezada Chiqui Vicioso, on October 22, 2022. The award ceremony was held at the elegantly restored Casa Mella-Russo in Zona Colonial, the old historic city center of […]

    October 27, 2022BooksNo comments
  6. St. Vincent bestseller, ‘Children of the Ash’ by N.C. Marks, to launch at Grenada’s Spiceword Festival 2022

    With its first print-run sold out within three months of its launch here last June, Children of the Ash by Vincentian author N.C. Marks is a bestseller, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). Marks’ publisher reprinted the poetry book in September and the “new” Children of the Ash will launch in […]

    October 23, 2022BooksNo comments
  7. Sekou featured in St Martin’s profile in new Americas encyclopedia

    St. Martin author Lasana M. Sekou is featured in The Americas: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society [2 Volumes], published last August by ABC-CLIO, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). According to ABC-CLIO, a USA academic publisher, “The Americas profiles nations and territories that make up North America, Central America, the […]

    October 14, 2022BooksNo comments
  8. New NIFCA Winning Words published

    A transition from pre-pandemic to pandemic, that best describes the latest edition of the book: ArtsEtc NIFCA [National Independence Festival of Creative Arts] Winning Words Anthology 2019/2020. Produced by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), the publication has pieces which reflect the period just before the COVID-19 pandemic as well as submissions made while we were […]

    October 8, 2022Books, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  9. St Vincent’s National Library obtains “Children of the Ash” by N.C. Marks

    The news and social media posts about Children of the Ash by N.C. Marks have been re-trending the poetry book since its July 29 launch in St. Vincent (SVG), said House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). “I’ve not read a Vincentian writer whose words explode off the page like N.C. Marks,” said Jomo Thomas, an attorney, […]

    September 14, 2022Books, FeaturedNo comments
  10. “LAUREATES OF THE CARIBBEAN – THE RUM BAR LIME”

    SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, 2022 4:00 PM LAUREATES OF THE CARIBBEAN – THE RUM BAR LIME Hosted by Attillah Springer and Melissa Noel Location: The Rogers Garden (In person and streaming to Youtube) Event Description: Laureates of the Caribbean is the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival’s ode to the oral tradition of the Caribbean, a tradition heavily […]

    September 4, 2022Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  11. “THE CARIBBEAN PANTHEON: GODDESSES & THE DIVINE IN CARIBBEAN SPIRITUALITY”

    SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER, 2022 4:00 PM THE CARIBBEAN PANTHEON: GODDESSES AND THE DIVINE IN CARIBBEAN SPIRITUALITY Hosted by Katia D. Ulysse in conversation with Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa Location: Plaza at 300 Ashland, 85 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Event Description: This conversation is meant to cast a wider net across and about Afro-Caribbean spirituality and the […]

    September 2, 2022Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  12. Barbadian author Participates on International Writing Programme

    Barbadian author Cherie Jones has been selected to participate in the 2022 International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency which will be hosted by the University of Iowa.  The IWP, which is funded by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, brings together emerging and mid-career writers from around the world to Iowa […]

    August 27, 2022Books, FeaturedNo comments
  13. “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
  14. Four Bajan Legends of Literature, revisited for Caribbean Literature Day 2022, by David Comissiong

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article, in observance of Caribbean Literature Day 2022, addresses the need to archive and to continually engage expressions and “resources” of the region’s Literature. In 2015, David Comissiong, as president of the Clement Payne Movement, wrote and released a longer version of this article, entitled “Four Bajan Living Legends of Literature.” […]

    July 17, 2022Books, FeaturedNo comments
  15. Taika Waititi’s sequel to Ragnarok, a Loving Blunder? Some fans are Thor over Hemsworth’s portrayal in his fourth foray

    P R O L O G U E (Potential Spoilers Throughout) By no means am I a purist fanboy, expecting a slavish adaptation like was done in France with when he went to . Mind you, it was one of Paris’ most successful movies globally… There are clever ways and means of diverging and even […]

    July 11, 2022Breaking News, Cinema, FeaturedNo comments
  16. St. Martin Caribbean Social Studies Competition reflects “a core subject in national curriculums”

    “I’m proud of St. Martin children, island-wide, for the excitement, discipline, and competitive spirit they bring to the St. Martin Caribbean Social Studies Competition,” (SMCSSC), said book fair coordinator Shujah Reiph recently. The live-stream quiz entered its second year as a St. Martin Book Fair feature at the Cité Scolaire Robert Weinum in Savanna, Grand […]

    July 7, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. From Canada to Australia, guest authors for St. Martin Book Fair 2022; Barbadian CARICOM Ambassador David Comissiong keynote speaker

    Over 35 authors, from Canada to Australia are heading to the St. Martin Book Fair, June 2 – 4, 2022, said Shujah Reiph, the literary fest coordinator. The keynote speaker is David Comissiong, Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, said Reiph. Comissiong is an author too but far better known in the Caribbean and beyond for his […]

    May 26, 2022Books, FeaturedNo comments
  21. 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
  22. THE OFFER: Miles Teller & Juno Temple

    Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy’s never-before-revealed experiences of making The Godfather (1972).  

    April 27, 2022Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  23. More time to compete in the Poem Competition April 11, 2022Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  24. JURASSIC WORLD 3: DOMINION (2022) Chris Pratt, Sam Neill Movie March 2, 2022Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  25. Launch of SJPI media Resource Centre, Barbadian educator pledges ebook innovations

    Management and Staff of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of #Technology, celebrated the launch of the #SJPI Media Resource Centre as their Principal Ian Drakes waxed enthusiastically on a new pooling of resources with fellow tertiary institutes to develop an #ebook drive among other innovations this weekend.

    February 26, 2022Education, Video GalleryNo comments