by Sandra Sealy **Post World Poetry Day – Video Link For Session Available HERE! #WorldPoetryDay2021 as declared by UNESCO is this Sunday, March 21st. Imagine that Caribbean Writers, the official Facebook presence for this blog – is more than thriving. It’s truly its own entity. I thought, for the members of this amazing online fam I […]
The National Independence Festival of Creative Arts #NIFCA Literary Arts 2018 forms are available! This annual #artsfestival taking place in the last quarter of the year, is organized by the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados. Eligibility: Bajan Citizens globally and legal residents of Barbados.
For Carifesta XIII 2017, Barbados will play host to the roving, multi-disciplinary festival, for the first time since 1981 – from Thursday, August 17 – Sunday, August 27, 2017.
So what are YOU doing for #WorldPoetryDay? As proclaimed by UNESCO, World Poetry Day is observed every March 21st since 1999. One of the main objectives is to “support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.” READ MORE
100,000 Poets For Change: Every September, poets across the planet, gather in a demonstration/celebration of poetry to promote serious social, environmental, and political change. For this 2013 performance, you might see a few familiar faces like (captured in the screen grab) Katherine Felix – Co-ordinator for LXP. In 2011, Barbados, one of the few Caribbean […]
READ-IN Radio is an evolution of the bi-monthly parish-by-parish community READ-In sessions by the Literary Arts desk of the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados. According to Cultural Officer, Literary Arts – Ayesha Gibson-Gill, “READ IN! RADIO’s FIRST episode will air this SUNDAY April 28th 2013! Listen out Read In Radio every final Sunday of the […]
GREEN Readings is a fabulous poetic collaboration of ArtsEtc, a quality independent Barbadian publisher, and the Barbados Government, marrying a respect for nature and top notch literary arts. In this video, enough snippets are captured to entice you to attend GR13. Readings are generally held in June. GREEN Readings began in 2008 when the Ministry […]
Click HERE to see him perform “Improv” in Boston. Bajan poet Robert R. Gibson – known to me personally as “De Luuuv Man” (as a member of VOICES: Barbados Writers’ Collective) and one of my writing protégés, but now familiarly called “PassionPoet or Passion, for short” – has grown as a writer. Here, as this performance poet spreads his […]
“Mask” is spoken-word by award-winning Trinidadian poet & producer Paula Obe. This haunting and sensual melody – with Paula on acoustic guitar – is one of my personal favourites from her album “Afterbirth”. Her work has been anthologised internationally and she has been constant in advancing the cause of other Caribbean women writers. This writer & […]
A small Clip of Bajan Poet Dj Simmons at the launch of his new spoken word album. This award-winning writer has performed on numerous stages and is a co-founder of the electric Iron Sharpen Iron group – promoting dynamic spoken word/music shows in Barbados
al National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) 2012 Calendar by the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados NCF). Go to their website for news and events of NIFCA 2012. Look out for the activities in all the disciplines. (Click on the image to zoom in)
tongues of the ocean is an innovative online literary journal of Bahamian, Caribbean and related writing started in 2010. They accept poetry, spoken-word, prose including writer reviews, short stories and flash fiction. The sections are: writers on writers – writers talk about the work of another writer. bredren and sistren – section for Caribbean and […]
The Pedestal Magazine is an online literary magazine aiming to “support both established and burgeoning writers…[and] are committed to promoting diversity”. This is a paying market with rates.They are seeking poetry ($40 per poem), book reviews ($0.02 per word), fiction($0.08 per word) and flash fiction($0.05 per word). They are also “currently accepting submissions of slam, spoken word, […]
I’ve been to many great launches here in Barbados and I’ll never forget my own. Look out for my two cents later! Worthwhile reading below: How To Make Your Book signing A Sellout Your Book Promotion Countdown Checklist *applies to your spoken-word CD
Sable LitMag’s main aim is to showcase new creative work by writers of colour. Whether you write poetry, fiction, non-fiction or simply just enjoy reading, Sable offers a section that you can read and enjoy and submit work to. Contributions to Sable are ongoing. Guidelines and deadlines for the various sections are on the website. […]