Calabash Enlivens Treasure Beach by Paul H. Williams, Gleaner Writer
IT'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.
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