Thunderous applause and a standing ovation from avid literary arts lovers cheered Jamaican writer Jean Lowrie-Chin on last night at the New York City launch of her book Soul dance at the corporate offices of Ruder Finn Inc in midtown Manhattan. The audience in the jam-packed room was riveted by the passionate and dynamic readings of some of Lowrie Chin's favorite poems and writings, some of which go back several years.
Andrea Nugent, the visionary creator of B.i.o.n.i.c Girls, has released a new children's book, "Mommy is Still Mommy: Cancer can't change that!" written to be a catalyst for heartfelt conversations between patients undergoing treatment for Cancer with their children. Vividly animated and written in a manner that will touch your children, "Mommy is Still Mommy" is a must-have for all families dealing with Cancer. Filled with text and colorful illustrations on a level that all children can relate to, this multi-ethnic book cleverly tackles the effects of cancer treatment. Cancer no longer has to be a scary topic. This book will simplify the effects of cancer treatment and change the way cancer impacts your family.
On the eve of the year that Jamaica would celebrate 50 years of Independence, a Jamaican who lived in Canada for a period of time wrote the book “In Praise of Jamaica: Natural Wonders, Heroes and Achievements. Author George Meikle writes a book that is a very informative piece for anyone who is interested in, or connected to, Jamaica in any way. One of the things that stand out about this book is it really comes from the perspective of a Jamaican who has lived outside of Jamaica.
Brampton, Ontario: Personal Development expert, author and motivational speaker Paulette Biedemann has announced plans for an interactive book signing for her new book "Your Best You" which was published last year. The book signing will take place on February 11, 2012 at Knowledge Book store, located at 177 Queens Street in Brampton, Ontario from 1:00 PM to 4:00PM. "Book sales have done extremely well since it was launched on October 31, 2011" Biedemann beamed.
Lauderhill Towne Centre Library, 6399 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill (954-497-1630). Bring your family to Lauderhill Towne Centre Library's Big Read celebration! Enjoy live jazz music by The Nicole Yarling 4-tet; dances from the era by the Jubilee Dance Theatre; dramatic readings and poetry; special refreshments; and a free book to the first 50 families. Special guest is Lauderhill Mayor Richard Kaplan. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lauderhill Towne Centre Library, City County Credit Union (Lauderhill Branch) and Florida Center for the Book.
Black History Month is here and Captain Tonika Johnson has not only cut her own path into the history books, but has created a means towards providing a positive mindset for youngsters to make their own way into the annals of history! Captain Johnson became the first black female to graduate from Central Missouri State University with a B.S. degree in Aviation Technology in 1994. A native of Springfield, Illinois, she became interested in aviation an early age. Her first flying lesson was during her senior year as a student at Southeast High School. 
A few weeks ago news surfaced that Dancehall recording artiste and now ex-wife of the King of Dancehall, Beenie Man, had penned a steamy and according to some, implicating novel. Well, after several interviews, tweets, internet postings and so on and so forth, it's official; she does have a novel, and it's entitled, LOVE TRIANGLE. Yes, it is entitled LOVE TRIANGLE, and no, it is not about the expected suspects. On the contrary, LOVE TRIANGLE delves into D'Angel's artistic ability and comes away telling a story completely the opposite of what many have suspected D'Angel's reality to actually be like.
The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College (MDC), (formerly known as the Florida Center for the Literary Arts), in collaboration with the Miami-Dade Public Library System, will present The Big Read Miami by celebrating the iconic life and work of America's most beloved poet, Emily Dickinson, March 15-April 15, at various locations. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest and is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture, bring its transformative power into the lives of its citizens, and encourage communities to come together to read the same book.
The glitzy luxury magazine "Sandals Style" is back. Sandals Resorts International, the parent company of Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts, inked an agreement with the Trinidad and Tobago-based Toute Bagai Publishing Company (TBP) to publish a third edition of the award-winning "Sandals Style" magazine which was launched in 2010 by TBP. TBP Managing Director, Neysha Soodeen, said the contract extension is "a significant vote of confidence, endorsing her company's continuous efforts in production excellence. Sandals expects nothing but perfection from their suppliers, so we were happy when Sandals expressed an interest for us to continue to produce and publish their official, in-room magazine."
Marlene Daley's vision for a highly produced online publication that features the best of Caribbean culture, has taken shape in the form of KOTCH, a sizzling, stylish new magazine that is published quarterly. "From my short foray in corporate Jamaica, to owning my own antique store, to working as a realtor, I couldn't foresee this. I had no idea that my life would have taken this direction. I often feel that there is an unseen hand that guides us to our highest calling, and if we are so attuned we will be led to our purpose," Marlene stated. Daley is publisher of KOTCH, which debuted in January with an issue that featured Jamaican pilot Barrington Irving, whose name is now etched in the halls of fame for being the youngest and first Black man to navigate the earth solo.
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