In Tribute

Honouring our literary heritage and our great writers, past and present
Day 1
28 Apr 2016

Festival Tribute: Celebrating Sparrow

60 years ago, his classic song “Jean and Dinah” won the Mighty Sparrow his first Calypso Monarch and Road March titles. We celebrate the anniversary of this milestone through readings,...
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Kurt Allen
Nikki Crosby
Penelope Spencer
Rhoma Spencer
Rikki Jai

Festival Welcome: Celebrating Sparrow

60 years ago, his classic song “Jean and Dinah” won the Mighty Sparrow his first Calypso Monarch and Road March titles. We celebrate the anniversary of this milestone through readings,...
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Wide Sargasso Sea at 50

It’s a canonical work of “writing back” to literary tradition, and a popular classic tackling hard questions about history and race. Claire Armistead, Sharon Millar, Polly Patullo and Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw...
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Claire Armitstead
Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw
Polly Pattullo
Sharon Millar
Shivanee Ramlochan

Wide Sargasso Sea at 50

It’s a canonical work of “writing back” to literary tradition, and a popular classic tackling hard questions about history and race. Writers and scholars read from and discuss the enduring...
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Day 2
30 Apr 2016

Wilson harris at 95: the writer as magician

In the year of his 95th birthday, Pauline Melville, Riyad Insanally, and Vanda Radzik read from his spellbinding prose, while Gordon Rohlehr, Kenneth Ramchand, Jeremy Poynting, and Gemma Robinson discuss...
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Gemma Robinson
Gordon Rohlehr
Jeremy Poynting
Ken Ramchand
Pauline Melville
Day 3
01 May 2016

Peepal Tree Press at 30

How did Peepal Tree Press become the leading publisher of Caribbean writing? Founder and 2016 Bocas Swanzy Awardee Jeremy Poynting and his colleagues Hannah Bannister and Jacob Ross talk to...
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Jacob Ross
Jeremy Poynting