Not poetry, not autobiographical, not prose. Instead Lorna Goodison’s new work, Redemption Ground, takes us on the personal journey she traversed until she finally recognised, “I am a writer”. From teenage flirtations to life lessons to professional recognition, we gladly embark on the walk with Goodison watching her ‘voice’ take shape. In fact, this book is the outpouring of a writer’s heart.

Halloween is right around the corner! Below are some titles for little ones who are eager to enjoy the spooky season but may not be quite ready for its thrills.

Miami – Whether you are the parent of a child looking for their next favorite book or a teenager obsessed with the latest fantasy series, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Book Fair (MBF), the largest and most comprehensive community-rooted literary gathering in the country, has something to offer, and is committed to fostering literacy and learning, while nurture the next generation of engaged world citizens. 

I always look forward to fall, and I love to indulge in dark and creepy reading to celebrate the season. Here are a few favorites with a nice fall chill. 

Miami - Catch a film with a literary theme, grab a libation with journalists at a Sob Sisters mingle, and much more during the 35th anniversary of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Book Fair (MBF).  The largest and most comprehensive community-rooted literary gathering in the country will take place Nov. 11 – 18, including its acclaimed Street Fair, Nov. 16-18, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami, but a few events will take place outside the Wolfson Campus.

The trend of adapting books into movies shows no sign of slowing. Here are a few popular books coming to the big screen this fall:

So what occurred to me, when I thought about this occasion, was "censorship lite." For instance, "curating"--the word du jour for bookstores. When the curating is well-tailored to the community, it usually means success for the retailer. I remember, when I worked at a large indie bookstore, how the staff curated the stock.

It's September and, while many kids are back in school, the very littlest still have a bit of time before they get to trot off to learn with their peers. For those who may feel that they're missing out, here are some fantastic board books that can be used for at-home color lessons and play.

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