Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair in Dominica

The Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair will take place on August 10-12, 2012, at the University of West Indies-Open Campus Dominica in Roseau, Dominica. Writers, scholars, and spoken word artists will come together for a series of literary readings and workshops, lectures, discussions, film screenings, book exhibitions, and music performances. Barbados’ George Lamming (author of Sovereignty of the Imagination, Language and the Politics of Ethnicity, and Coming, Coming Home—Western Education and the Caribbean Intellectual) will be the keynote speaker.

Other guest writers will include St. Lucian poet and playwright Adrian Augier (Hewannorra Story, Troumassay, and Bridgemaker), Trinidadian Roger Bonair-Agard (Gully), Antigua’s JoAnne Hillhouse (The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, and Oh Gad), Mervyn Morris (author of six poetry books, including The Pond, Shadowboxing, and Vestiges) from Jamaica, Trinidad-born Elizabeth Nunez (author of 8 novels, including Anna-In-Between, Prospero’s Daughter, and Bruised Hibiscus), and Lasana M. Sekou (Pelican Heart, Nativity/Nativité/Natividad, The Salt Reaper, and Brotherhood of The Spurs) from St. Martin, among others.

Among the many noted presenters included in the Nature Island Literary Festival are Dominica’s distinguished historian Lennox Honychurch and Polly Pattullo, author of Last Resorts: The Cost of Tourism in the Caribbean and Fire from the Mountain: The Story of the Montserrat Volcano, and editor of Papillote Press.

[Many thanks to Jacqueline Sample, House of Nehesi Publishers, for bringing this item to our attention.]

For more information, see http://www.dominicalitfest.com/guest_writers.htm

Photo of George Lamming from http://artsanctuary.org/1990-honoree/

For more on House of Nehesi Publishers, see www.houseofnehesipublish.com

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