Calabash, that wonderful literary festival which all book loving Jamaicans are proud of, took place this year May 25 - 27. It was a special edition celebrating 50 years of Jamaican literature in keeping with the country's 50th anniversary of Independence. Below are four reviews written on the festival. To the Calabash organisers, JCE says thanks and congrats: another festival well-executed!
The Calabash Stage with the sea as backdrop
Calabash Enlivens Treasure Beach by Paul H. Williams, Gleaner WriterIT'S A LAID-BACK, serene community beside the sea at Calabash Bay, St Elizabeth, but for one weekend in May for over a decade, except for last year, it would be overrun by lovers of literature and the arts. But after the one-year hiatus, Calabash Literary Festival returned to this scenic town with much buzz, from May 25-27, under the theme 'Jubilation', in commemoration of Jamaica's 50th year of Independence.
With renewed zest and excitement, the literati and the curious descended upon the venue by the sea, happy for its return, and to participate in the jubilation. They were not disappointed, for there was a variety of presentations from poets and authors from the United States, the United Kingdom, Africa, and the Caribbean, who shared spoken and written word.Read the full article here.
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This interview is the fourth in SiliconCaribe’s series of Caribbean Women in Tech where we profile and celebrate their ambitions and accomplishments. We also seek to inspire others to view technology industry as a career and entrepreneurship path. We’ll be publishing one interview every Wednesday for the next two months.
This week we have a short and sweet interview with Arts and Culture blogger, Karin Wilson-Edmonds.