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Young Adult Literature (JA) Readers set for 2015 Festival

Published:Friday | July 31, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Roland Watson Grant
Gwyneth Harold Davidson

The Young Adult (YA) Readers Hangout at the JCDC Independence Village (at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, Hope Road) will present three award-winning Jamaican authors in the Young Adult book segment of the Auntie Roachie Film, Television and Literary festival which will be held between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Monday.

Featured readers will be author of Bad Girls in School and Young Heroes of the Caribbean, Gwyneth Harold Davidson; the author of Inner City Girl and The Salt Loses Her Savor, Colleen Smith Dennis; and the author of two novels, Sketcher and Skid, Roland Watson Grant.

The YA Readers Hangout will be open all six days of the Independence Village, from noon to midnight, August 1 to 6.

The booth will have Jamaican YA fiction books on display for browsing. Literary festival collaborator, Gwyneth Harold Davidson, will be on hand to share her thoughts on Jamaican YA books that she has read, and which are available in print or e-book editions.

Festival-goers who play chess and who enjoy pen and paper activities are invited to drop in and hang out at the YA Readers booth.

YA books are considered to be fiction and non-fiction books that are marketed to adolescents. YA books include well-known classics, as well as contemporary books and the themes identify with coming-of-age issues. YA books can be found across several genres including romance, fantasy, graphic contemporary and historical fiction, and literature.

The JCDC Independence Fair will feature daily and nightly entertainment for the family, including music performances, exhibitions, craft fair and Jamaican food and drink. There is no cover charge to enter the fair before 5 p.m.