The Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona will hold the first in a series of writers' workshops on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UWI, Mona campus.
Jackie Ranston, author of the recently launched Behind the Scenes at King's House 1873-2010, commissioned by the Jamaica National Building Society with proceeds going to the King's House Foundation "for the restoration and maintenance of this house in history", left school in London at age 16 to work for Longmans, Green & Co publishing firm.
In her darkest hour, a stranger stepped in and made things better. Sonia Lambert, a struggling single mother whose tale of falling on hard times was highlighted in Arts and Education two weeks ago, has received a helping hand.
Sister Adele Marie Hugue, OSF celebrated her 100th birthday on October 12. Born in Long Island, New York, USA, Sister Adele Marie entered the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany in 1933 and after a year and a half of Formation in Religious Life, she was missioned to Jamaica, arriving in Kingston by banana boat in 1934.
Few topics evoke as much passion as religion, which suits a self-described argumentative like Timothy Aldred just fine. His indifference to the tenets of traditional Christianity inspired him to write Bamboozled! Besieged by Lies, Man Never a Sinner, his third book.
If you are going to read one book to change your diet and your life, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School is it. The second book by Le Cordon Bleu graduate Kathleen Flinn starts with her stalking a woman...
The Caribbean has never been short of intellectuals. Many of them came to prominence in the 1950s when anti-colonial passion was strong throughout the region. Historian, politician and trade unionist Richard Hart is one of those thinkers...
Generally, authors host solo readings when they are promoting a new book or in new territory with an older publication. Neither was the case two Saturdays ago when Dr Rebecca Tortello read from her book Pieces of the Past...
Behind the Scenes at King's House 1873-2010, written by researcher and author, Jackie Ranston; and commissioned by the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) will be launched in the presence of Governor General Sir Patrick and Lady Allen at King's House on Thursday, October 20.
Siblings are underrated. They provide our earliest lessons on how to conduct friendships and how to resolve conflicts. They serve as both role models and as cautionary tales. And they're fixtures in our lives longer than our parents, spouses and children.
Ralph Ellison wouldn't know what to make of Chuck Klosterman's latest bit of trippy fiction. Is it sci-fi? Is it satire? Or is it just a new way for Klosterman to deliver his reliably caustic social and pop culture commentary?
The pressures of life sometimes wear her down but they have failed to break her spirit. Sonia Lambert, a softspoken, mild-tempered woman from August Town, St Andrew has had a lot to deal with over the past few years.
There's a battle going on for our National Museum and too many Jamaicans don't even realise there IS a National Museum, because it's located in downtown Kingston where parking is impossible and on weekends the place is closed.
Jamaican artist Howard Moo Young is well known for his photography skills. He's the man responsible for the now famous photograph of reggae legend Bob Marley standing between and holding the hands of then prime minister, Michael Manley and Edward Seaga at the 1978 One Love Peace Concert in Kingston.
Rising young artist Andy Ballentine is marking his 10th year as a professional artist with what he said will be his "most varied and best ever" exhibition at the Red Bones Blues Café Gallery from September 23 to October 7.