Carifesta XIII 2017 (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.

What Are You Doing For World Poetry Day? March 21

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 (Barbados)

  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 (Barbados)

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 […]

Memories of Green Readings 2012 (Barbados)

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 […]

“Improv” – Robert Gibson aka ‘Passion’ (Barbados)

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” – Paula Obe (Trinidad)

“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 & […]