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Kingston Book Festival 2012



The Book Industry Association of Jamaica | 2012-03-01 12:00:00

The Book Industry Association of Jamaica will stage the Kingston Book Festival, March 11 - 17 2012. The weeklong series of activities includes a church service, book readings at Kingston venues, an exhibit of rare Jamaican books at the National Library and a publishing workshop. The Festival culminates in a large book fair at Emancipation Park on Saturday, March 17. The organizers aim to bring attention to the breadth and diversity of Jamaican publishing and to celebrate the growth of the local book industry over the last 50 years.

The book fair will be held in partnership with the Do Good Jamaica Festival and will feature a full day of activities for children -- including crayon making, robotics, arts and crafts and an appearance by Sesame Street characters -- in addition to reading of popular Jamaican children's books. Noted writers and celebrities will entertain the adults with readings from major fiction and non-fiction works published over the last 50 years. The authors whose works will be honoured include Louise Bennett,Trevor Rhone, Mary Seacole, Claude McKay, Anthony Winkler, Andrea Levy, Malcolm Gladwell and Colin Channer.

For the full schedule of events, visit bookindustryja.com or facebook.com/BIAJ Jamaica. For more information, contact the BIAJ at bookindustryja@gmail.com.

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