Tag Archives: writing

  1. Thinking of doing a play? No ideas? Let NCF help…

    Hope to see you there…

    May 16, 2015Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  2. 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
  3. “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
  4. “SKINNY HABITS” by Bob Harper

    In the process of helping countless men and women reach their weight loss goals, Harper has noticed six fundamental patterns in the lifestyle choices of those who succeed long-term–from the unique way they plan ahead to how they organize their environment and social calendars to even the way they dress. With his signature authority, colorful […]

    May 6, 2015Books, Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. “The Tale of Tales” (2015): Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly – Fairytale HD

    Based on a 17th century collection of fairy tales by Italian author Giambattista Basile, the film weaves realistic and fantastical elements together into three different storylines, one of which involves Salma Hayek eating the heart of a giant beast. Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly and Toby Jones also star.

    May 6, 2015Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. Simone and André Schwarz-Bart, winners of the Grand Prix Littéraire of the Association of Caribbean Writers

    The 4th Congress of Caribbean Writers ended on Saturday 18th April, with the awarding of the Grand Prix Littéraire, by the Association of Caribbean Writers, in collaboration with the Regional Council of Guadeloupe to Simone and André Schwarz-Bart for their book “l’Ancêtre en Solitude“, published by Seuil. Three contenders: Simone and André Schwarz-Bart, “l’Ancêtre en Solitude”, […]

    May 2, 2015BooksNo comments
  7. 4th edition of the Congress of Caribbean Writers, one of the most “popular” editions ever!

    The 4th edition of the Congress of Caribbean Writers, which ended Saturday 19th April, with the consecration of the work co-written by Simone and André Schwarz-Bart, was surely one of the most “popular” editions ever. With regard to the Congress itself, registered attendance from the opening ceremony and over the course of the 2 days […]

    April 28, 2015BooksNo comments
  8. Young Harrison College alumnus publishes first e-book of poetry

    The words paint a telling and compelling image of the internal conflict between good and evil. It’s there in every syllable, every word, every line, every verse. “And ahead of My teachings in the face of a leer, I recognised solace in the deer gaze of fear” “I sail with stars across the firmament of […]

    April 13, 2015BooksNo comments
  9. LEGO JURASSIC WORLD Game – Chris Pratt, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum (2015)

    Follow the storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World; Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, and the highly-anticipated Jurassic World, all in one game – LEGO Jurassic World Game!

    April 3, 2015Books, Cartoons, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. Emilio Jorge Rodríguez receives Caribbean lifetime award in Cuba – Considered one of four experts on St. Martin literature

    Emilio Jorge Rodríguez, a leading independent Cuban essayist and literary critic recently won the “Este Caribe Nuestro” Award 2014, at the University of Havana. The “Este Caribe Nuestro” (This is Our Caribbean), is a lifetime achievement award given annually by the Chair of Caribbean Studies at the University of Havana. Dr. Antonio Romero, president of […]

    February 22, 2015BooksNo comments
  11. ARCHITECTS OF DESTINY to be released at Caribbean Fine Arts (CAFA) Fair

    “Architects of Destiny is a collection of poetry, prose and musings that has been written over a tumultuous period of my life. The roller-coaster ride that I was prized with has taught me much about myself, the people I am surrounded by and those I chose or chose not to foster relationships with. My journey, […]

    February 19, 2015BooksNo comments
  12. Ocean Cove Launch: Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall – 14th Feb. 2015 February 8, 2015Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  13. Chattel House Books – Sat. 7th Feb: Sir Henry Fraser Book Signing (Autographing)

    Sir Henry’s contribution to medicine in Barbados is one of utter success and consistent achievements that will never be forgotten. He is also known for his books on local architecture, which are all available at Chattel House Books!

    February 8, 2015Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  14. Sir Henry Fraser Book Signing at Chattel House Books on Sat 7th Feb

    Head for Chattel House Books, Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael from 12 noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday 7th February 2015 for a chance to purchase books from Sir Henry’s entire collection!

    February 4, 2015Books, Photo GalleryNo comments

    True to its tradition of showcasing the industry’s most distinguished content, HBO premieres its first documentary of the year, Regarding Susan Sontag, on Monday 9th February in the Caribbean at 21:00 hrs AST*. Passionate and gracefully outspoken, Susan Sontag was a prominent literary, political and feminist icon. As a critic, novelist, teacher, filmmaker, activist and […]

    February 4, 2015Books, EventsNo comments
  16. “The Caribbean Writer” announces its Volume 28 Prize Winners

    The Caribbean Writer announces its 2014 annual prize winners for Volume 28, which highlights time, place and memories. Topping the list of prizes is The Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize ($500) for new or emerging writers. This annual prize is donated by Marvin’s widow, Dasil Williams, in honor of her late husband who served as […]

    February 1, 2015BooksNo comments
  17. Which Barbadian & Caribbean Companies ignore Proposals or Requests? READ HERE & LEARN!

    There is a pervasive trend of companies who either originate in Barbados or have sprung from this rock or have done business here to ignore or perpetually postpone a query, proposal or an idea in the possible hope the person asking will give up or take the non-response as a negative. You may recall, not […]

    January 5, 2015Business, Editorial1 comment
  18. “Lizzy Lizard left me wanting more!” by Melba A. Wescott

    Lizzy Lizard by Robin Boasman is a colorful and very appealing book for children and for anyone who is fascinated with colors and animals. The main character of this oversized hardcover storybook is Lizzy Lizard. Lizzy Lizard proves that in order to gain a friend you must show yourself friendly and that showing yourself friendly […]

    December 29, 2014BooksNo comments

    HBO inaugurates its slate of original programming for 2015 with the premiere of the new original comedy series Togetherness, along with the return of the critically acclaimed comedies Girls, for its fourth season, and Looking, in its second season, on Sunday, January 11th, beginning at 22:00 hrs. AST* in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United […]

    December 19, 2014CinemaNo comments
  20. Lasana Sekou’s poetry, short stories taught in Mexico and at the University of Puerto Rico

    In December, University of Puerto Rico (UPR) students will turn in term papers and take final exams that reflect their study of Nativity, The Salt Reaper, and Brotherhood of The Spurs by the St. Martin author Lasana M. Sekou. Some of the university students had more than just Sekou’s poetry and fiction books to read. […]

    December 14, 2014Books1 comment
  21. “Jurassic World” (2015) – Chris Pratt, Jake Johnson Movie HD

    After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.

    November 30, 2014Books, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments

    Local author, Glyne Murray, has been commended for educating Barbadians about their rich heritage, in his newly-released book Barbados Customs to Treasure – Early Gems of Bajan Creativity. He highlighted its depiction of the cultural landscape of Barbados, including the rum shop and village life, as well as its tribute to cultural treasures such as […]

    November 26, 2014Books, FeaturedNo comments
  23. ‘Loitering with Intent’ – Sam “7 Psychopaths” Rockwell & Marisa “My Cousin Vinny” Tomei

    Two male actors/close friends want to jumpstart their careers. They end up making a big shot producer think that they have a hot script that everyone wants to get their hands on. The 2 men then drive to upstate New York and hole up in a family member’s country home- with 10 dedicated days to […]

    November 23, 2014Cinema, Culture, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. Award Winning Young Adult Novel ‘Musical Youth’ to be Distributed Throughout Caribbean

    Teen readers in the Caribbean and the world will have one more book to read this week when the award-winning Musical Youth by Antiguan and Barbudan author Joanne C. Hillhouse is released. The book, which placed second in the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, follows one eventful summer in the life of a group […]

    November 16, 2014BooksNo comments
  25. Nescada – high fantasy space opera & debut trilogy of Barbadian author K. L. Abbott

    There are duirwaighs and gaetwaighs; star clusters shaping portals through the spirals of the Omniverse; and through the star cluster of Caelum came the Taedh, otherworldly invaders from the dark, lonely worlds of Arden into the spiral of Nescada. They free the Estrya, the monsters of mythstory, the alar elementals, sphere-sized and serpentine composing the […]

    November 9, 2014Books, FeaturedNo comments