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It’s been a few days since the 2nd annual Nature Island Book Fair and Literary Festival packed up and already the University of West Indies (UWI) – Open Campus has returned, somewhat to normalcy and all whats left are the memories – and plethora of short video clipping.

Three days… filled with inspirational readings, story-telling, performances, music, art and craft by internationally acclaimed writers and artists like Colin Channer of Jamaica; Marie-Elena John of Antigua; Rudy Langlais of the United States, but who has Dominican roots; Earl Lovelace of Trinidad and Tobago; Asha Lovelace, his film maker daughter; Aja of Barbados; Adrian Augier of St. Lucia, Janete Scobie of Dominica; Kwame Dawes of Ghana and Jamaica and many more.

Various workshops in screen writing, book illustration and creative writing plus writing competitions, local cuisine and entertainment.

One the highlight moments for me at this years Literary Festival was the conversation between Hollywood Producer Rudy Langlais and UNBURNABLE author Marie-Elena John discussing how they’ve re-formatted this award-winning nove for the big screen.


A great big huge THANK YOU to all the organizers, particularly Mr. Alwin Bully for a weekend filled with inspirational words, art, and music. Without you guys, there could be no Literary festival or book fair. That would make me sad. So, thank you for making me happy – and I can’t wait to see who’s on the card for next year.

In this video Kwame Dawes recites a poems called ” A Tornado Child” from his book Wisteria.

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