Nature Island Literary Festival & Book Fair (Dominica)

 Nature Island Literary Festival & Book Fair began in 2008 and is a registered non-profit organisation.
“Its purpose is not only to showcase recognised regional talent, but also to encourage new talent and publicise the work of local and Caribbean writers and poets”, as well as promoting reading, increase interest in literature and demonstrate that the literary arts and publishing are valid, rewarding and viable career choices for our people.

Normally held on the first weekend of August, with the opening night on a Friday evening, the festival forms part of Emancipation Day activities. The event comprises prose and poetry readings, storytelling, music, film, interviews, competitions and workshops for adults and children. To date, invited literary personalities have included Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, Earl Lovelace, Kwame Dawes, John Robert Lee, Marie-Elana John, Mervyn Morris and Colin Channer, to name a few.

The “Book Fair” is also a big part of the festival and offers attendees an opportunity to view and purchase local and regional books through an assortment of publishers and book stores.

No updates are available yet for the 2013 calendar of events.

WHERE? the University of West Indies 
Open Campus Dominica 
in Roseau – Date TBA

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Sandra Sealy is Principal Consultant & Writer for Seawoman Creative Media - Her background in public relations in marketing combined with her strong creative writing skills have ably prepared her as a freelance writer/ editor. Sandra covers a number of niches like copy for brochures and websites, advertorials, restaurant and book reviews, press releases, feature and cover stories, pictorial text and more. Sandra's work has been widely anthologised. Some of her writing credits include: CALABASH: A Caribbean Journal of Arts & Letters (USA) ; Arts Etc (Barbados); Her Circle; Caribbean Writing Today (ezine); POUI: The Cave Hill Literary Annual of the University of the West Indies (Barbados); Wedding Guide Barbados; SHE Caribbean Magazine (St. Lucia); Urban Entertainment (USA); In Paradise Magazine:Barbados (Writer/Editor) and the Nation Newspaper (Barbados). Her dèbut spoken-word CD single- "Beauty Of The Bald Head: The Jazzy Spoken-Word Single" (Butterfly Creative Productions/Kolaiah Studios 2003)-was launched on the luxurious Freewinds Cruise Ship in January 2003. The Aquarian was backed by the celebrated Freewinds Band and Dominican singing sensation Michele Henderson. Top Barbadian musicians who also were featured in her CD shared the stage: saxophonist extradordinaire (Chris Harper (founder of "Cool Jazz'); beloved Bajan diva Tamara Marshall and multi-awarding winning Dwain Gill (on trombone). The CD was favourably reviewed in Listen to Seawoman's acclaimed 2-track music set by clicking on the link below. You can read samples of Sandra's work at

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