Bios & Bookmarks: An Online Reading Series

Launched in the midst of the coronavirus ‘lockdown’ period back in April 2020, Bios & Bookmarks was conceived as a way of bringing the Caribbean’s favourite writers of new and award-winning books closer to their local, regional and international audiences. This turned out to be one of our favourite virtual offerings, and is now a regular part of our online programming with recurring seasons. 

As the global pandemic continues and we move deeper into our ‘new normal’, we’re reminded of how much words matter; how much language, literature and the expression of ideas help sustain us in difficult and isolating times. Our goal is to allow folks to celebrate Caribbean writing wherever they are in the world. 

Season 1

Featuring authors Lauren K. Alleyne, Lisa Allen-Agostini, Sonia Farmer, Curdella Forbes, Lauren Francis-Sharma, Richard Georges, Aaron Kamugisha, Anthony Joseph, Caroline Mackenzie and Tessa McWatt. 

Season 2

Featuring authors Karen Lord, Diana McCaulay, Rabindranath Maharaj, Jeanelle Frontin, Amanda Alcantara, and Roger Robinson. 

Season 3

Season 3 of Bios & Bookmarks ended on 12 December 2020 and featured authors Canisia Lubrin, Tamika Gibson, Mervyn Taylor, Alex Wheatle, Donna Hemans and Bernardine Evaristo.

Season 4: January - March 2021

We’re back in 2021 with a new season and a new theme: Crime & Wonderment!

Over six Sundays, the series will explore the theme of “Crime and Wonderment” with new and acclaimed writers, delving into the crime and suspense realm, and exploring behind the speculative curtain of mythical tales and folkloric imaginations.