Dr. Petra R. Rivera brings reggaetón to the 15th annual St. Martin Book Fair
GREAT BAY, St. Martin (May 4, 2017)—The St. Maarten Carnival has just ended but music is still in the Caribbean air. And music will be critically highlighted at the St. Martin Book Fair, June 1 – 3, 2017, said Shujah Reiph, the literary festival director. “The music...
St. Martin Book Fair turns 15, opens at Cité Scolaire Robert Weinum; over 30 St. Martin authors in focus, June 1 – 3, 2017
THE SAVANNA, St. Martin (April 18, 2017)—The 15th edition of the annual St. Martin Book Fair will take place at new venues throughout the island from June 1 – 3, 2017, said Shujah Reiph, director of the literary festival. The opening ceremony at Cité Scolaire Robert...
Dominican Rep. writer wins Caribbean “Grand Literature Prize”; St. Martin author at Caribbean Writers Congress roundtable and recital
MARIGOT, St. Martin (April 12, 2017)—The Association of Caribbean Writers (ACW) awarded its Grand Literature Prize to novelist Rita Indiana at the closing ceremony of the Caribbean Writers Congress (CWC) in Guadeloupe on April 8, 2017. The winning novel, La mucama de...
New reviews for multilingual Columbus, the Moor, launched as a “feature” book at St. Martin Book Fair
Caribbean Beat Bookshelf (Jan/Feb 2017) | Book Reviews by Shivanee Ramlochan Columbus, the Moor Review by Natalio...
Louis Constant Fleming on promoting literature, democracy, writing “our history,” and the St. Martin Book Fair
GREAT BAY, St. Martin (January 4, 2017)—It is not often that a politician is also a major, continuing patron of the cultural arts in St. Martin. Louis Constant Fleming is one of the very few exceptions among this rare grouping in St. Martin, North and South. For the...
Science fiction and forensics science “collide” in St. Martin
Great Bay, St. Martin (May 29, 2016)—Experts from the Forensics Department of the St. Maarten Police and popular Canadian science fiction writer Nalo Hopkinson may not know each other yet but their worlds are about to collide on the Friendly Island. “Collide is...
Fabian Badejo to present paper at Anguilla Literary Festival
GREAT BAY, St. Martin (May 17, 2016)—St. Martin author Fabian Adekunle Badejo will join Trinidad’s storyteller Paul Keens-Dougles, and fresh back from London, England novelist Montague Kobbe to open Anguilla’s Lit Fest on the morning of May 20, according to Badejo’s...
Parliament’s Central Committee meets with the Independence for St. Martin Foundation
GREAT BAY (May 16, 2016)—On Wednesday, May 18, the Independence for St. Martin Foundation (ISMF) will make a presentation to the Parliament of St. Maarten, on two agenda points, according to the ISMF. The first agenda point scheduled for the meeting is the “Holding of...
Book party on Wednesday for Soualiga Catholica – St. Martin of Tours Parish (1841 – 2016) by Gerard van Veen
GREAT BAY, St. Martin (May 16, 2016)—Soualiga Catholica – St. Martin of Tours Parish (1841 – 2016) is the new book by Gerard van Veen that will be launched here at the Parish Hall on Wednesday, May 18, at 7:30 PM, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi...
Movie about Derek Walcott to have a St. Martin premiere
GREAT BAY, St. Martin (May 10, 2016)—How can the life of a writer, his or her books, and other facets of his or her life be made into an exciting movie? Surinamese film director Ida Does has already answered that question. Poetry is an island is a feature film about...
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