Bim Lit Fest 2014 Programme

 bim lit fest cover photo-pageBIM LITERARY FESTIVAL & BOOK FAIR 15-17 MAY, 2014




Venue: Festival Tent, Independence Square (unless otherwise stated)


7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.   Opening Ceremony: Walcott-Warner Theatre, The May 15

Errol Barrow Centre, UWI, Cave Hill Campus. Madre of Ceremony: Icil Phillips

Friday May 16  

10.00 a.m. – 12.00     Fiction workshop facilitated by Robert Edison Sandiford and Karen Lord (National Library Service)

10.00 -11.00 a.m.        Tea-Readings—feat. local and visiting authors

11.00 a.m. – 12.00      Book Launches: Bim Vol 6, various; Sounding   Ground, Vladimir Lucien

1.00 p.m. -3.00 p.m.    Poetry Master-Class with Mark McWatt

1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.   Panel Discussion“Crossing Identities &      Ethnicities.” Chair: Philip Nanton Panel: Ramabai  Espinet, Sabir Nakhuda, Peter Laurie, Penny Hynam (National Library Service)

3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.   “Tea-Readings”—feat. local and visiting authors

4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Book Launches: In Time of Need, Shakirah Bourne; Virtualis, Cher Corbin; Reader, I Married 

Him & other queer goings-on, Dorothea Smartt

5.00 p.m. -7.00 p.m.    Panel Discussion“Panama Crossing: Heart of  Darkness or Ray of Light?” Chair:  Karl Watson.            Panel: Ronald Williams, Velma Newton, Icil Philips, Frederick Alleyne (National Library Service)

7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.   Bim-Rock Variations I—featuring:

Vladimir Lucien, Ramabai Espinet,    Evelyne Trouillot, Mark Ramsay, Mariposa Reina, Kahfee-Ann Mayers, Katrina Ifill, Corey Springer, Keoma Mallett. M.C: Daveney Ellis

 Saturday May 17        

10.00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bim LitFest Book Fair

10.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Children’s Festival & Book Fair

 10.00 a.m. -12.00        Fiction Master-Class with Erna Brodber  (National Library Service)

11.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.“Writing & Publishing for Children” —Verna     Wilkins (Tamarind Books, U.K.)

2:00 – 4.00 p.m.           Panel Discussion: “Between Sanity and Insanity.”    Chair: Joan Cuffie. Panel: Viola Davis,                Evelyne Trouillot, Ingrid Persaud (National Library Service)

4.00 – 5.45 p.m.           Bridgetown Literary Tour (by bus; limited seating – queries to Festival Committee)

4.30 – 6.30 p.m.           Panel Discussion: “Writing Sexualities—Taboos &   Breakthroughs.” Chair: Christine Barrow. Panel:  Peter Wickham, Evelyn O’Callaghan, Robert  Sandiford, Dorothea Smartt (National Library Service)

5.50 p.m.              Raising of Chamberlain Bridge & Boat   Crossing

6.00 – 6.30 p.m.           “Sax on Water” Pt. 1- Joseph Callender aboard the Honey Bea II (Waterfront Café)

6.30 -7.30 p.m.            Readings by Edward Baugh & Erna Brodber (Scarlet Lounge, Waterfront Cafe)

7.30 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.   “Sax on Water” Pt. 2 – Joseph Callender (Waterfront Café)

8.00 – 9.30 p.m.           Bim-Rock Variations II—featuring: Alake Pilgrim, Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, Shakirah Bourne, Brian Franklin, Daniel Boxill, Shivanee Ramlochan, Tessa King; Khalid Batson;

M.C: Ayesha Gibson-Gill  (Honey Bea II)

9.30 – 10.30 p.m.         Festival Book-End: Open mic event


Festival Founder: Esther Phillips
Festival Organizers: Writers’ Ink Group



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