The Writers Are Coming!  Bestselling novelist, Marlon James, celebrated poetess, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, and award-winning children’s book author, Tracey Baptiste, headline this year’s WORD! – A Caribbean Book Fest.  This annual coming together of authors, readers and literary curious returns on Saturday, June 6 to the Medgar Evers College campus in Brooklyn, NY - the world's largest Caribbean meeting.
The Battle of Waterloo, which marked the end of the 25-year period of revolution and war that had convulsed Europe after the French Revolution in 1789, took place nearly 200 years ago, on June 18, 1815, near the town of Waterloo, in present-day Belgium. There, an Anglo-Dutch-Prussian force led by the Duke of Wellington decisively beat Napoleon, who was soon sent into his second, more lasting exile.
French novelist and poet Daniel Maximin was the guest of honor at the fourth edition of the Congress of Caribbean Writers last month in Guadeloupe. The organizers  said the four-day event, which was sponsored by the Regional Council of Guadeloupe in collaboration with the Association of Caribbean Writers, attracted participants from the United States and 21 Caribbean countries to discuss themes relating to travel, migration and diasporas.
St. Lucian-born poet Vladimir Lucien has won the $60,000 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature at this year’s Bocas LitFest. Lucien, who was also awarded the OCM (One Caribbean Media) Award for Poetry, won with his collection titled, “Sounding Ground”.
Sir Curtly Ambrose, the Antigua and West Indies fast bowling icon, has launched his autobiography. The book, which will characterize his 98-Test career for West Indies between 1988 and 2000, is be entitled “Time to Talk”, playing to the beanpole speedster’s motto during his career that “Curtly talks to no man”.