Saluting Caribbean Children’s Authors #ICBD April 2

International Children’s Book Day… is wonderful – pausing to consider how books influence young minds and the celebration of their creators. But then, it also made me also think about the under-representation of the creative children’s authors, writers, storytellers, poets and illustrators the Caribbean when observing this day.

11th Annual St. Martin Bookfair (St. Martin)

The 11th Annual St. Martin Bookfair (founded in 2003) is presented by Conscious Lyrics Foundation and House of Nehesi Publishers in collaboration with the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau, and the University of St. Martin. Events including book launches, a cultural evening and workshops, take place from Thursday May 30th to Saturday June 1st 2013.  St. Martin Writer Randall Robinson, will […]

“Writing In Sand” VLOG (promo)

“Writing In Sand” VLOG (video log) is an extension of this blog, Seawoman’s Caribbean Writing Opps – where you’ll find tools, publishing opportunities and more for international writers. It’s also a ready link to contemporary & established Caribbean writers. Expect tips, interviews and provocative discussion from this 21st century professional writer “living in her writing whirl” […]

“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 […]

Caribbean Vistas Journal (e-zine)

Caribbean Vistas Journal, a new e-journal, “will serve as an academic and cultural resource for researchers as well as a formal venue for scholarly discussion.  It will be published twice a year (Summer and Winter). Caribbean Vistas will be available on the World Wide Web at http://www.caribbeansymposium.wordpress.com Articles in Caribbean Vistas will examine Anglophone, Francophone, and Hispanophone literatures, visual arts, […]

“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 & […]