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The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sports, has partnered with the National Health Fund, Nestle Jamaica and the National Road Safety Council for the 2016 Jamaica Creative Writing Competition & Exhibition in an effort to promote special topics that writers can consider when submitting their entries.
Thursday, March 24, 2016. 6:30 p.m. | Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Participants are led in a short, themed writing prompt. Those who want to, will read their work aloud. We'll take a break to drink, eat and socialize (your first drink is always on the house!) then we start the whole process over again.
Derek Walcott, the 1992 Nobel Prize winner for literature, was among the first knighted by St. Lucia as the island celebrated its 37th anniversary of political Independence from Britain last month. Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy announced that Walcott, 86, who has won many literary awards, has been named a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Lucia for “exceptional and outstanding service to national importance to St. Lucia.”
The tradition of the sexy wall calendar is robust--New York firefighters, the Warwick rowing team. Ciara Ryan chose to build upon this artistic form in 2010 to support Bóthar, an Irish charity that works through local community groups to help overcome hunger, poverty and environmental decline. For this project, she selected her subjects carefully: Irish farmers.
March 1 - March 31, 2016  Miami Book Fair celebrates reading with The Big Read, featuring a month of events and activities inspired by Edwidge Danticat's Brother, I'm Dying, including a photography exhibit by photojournalist Carl Juste, film screenings and Q&A with directors, a bilingual theatre performance, author presentations, a Big Night in Little Haiti celebration, happy hour writing events, an open mic and more!
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