Kingston book festival 2013 overview


Published on

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Kingston book festival 2013 overview

  1. 1. #kbf13
  2. 2. March 2 – 10, 2013 Celebrating the #kbf13
  3. 3. Web: bookindustryja.comEmail: kbf@bookindustryja.comFacebook: BIAJ JamaicaTwitter: @bookindustryja @kgnbookfest #kbf13 #kbf13
  4. 4. #kbf13
  5. 5. #kbf13
  6. 6. Celebrating Books on the Arts #kbf13
  7. 7. Celebrating Books on the Arts #kbf13
  8. 8. Celebrating Books on the Arts #kbf13
  9. 9. Leading Local Authors #kbf13
  10. 10. International Guests #kbf13
  11. 11. Saturday, March 210:00am: Submissions begin for the 2013 BIAJ National Book Awards Details and registration forms online at Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library. Tom Redcam Drive. Kingston 5.7:00pm: #KBF13 Cocktail Party Kick-off event; networking between major sponsors, partners participating authors, publishers and booksellers and the media By invitation. Spanish Court Hotel. 1 St. Lucia Avenue. Kingston 5. #kbf13
  12. 12. Sunday, March 3Book Supplement in Jamaica Observer11:00am-1:00pm: Love Affair with Literature II Kickoff of Literatures in English Month Featuring Kei Miller, Lorna Goodison, Eddie Baugh and Tanya Batson Savage. Hosted by University of the West Indies, Department of Literatures in English Room N1, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus3:30pm-5:45pm: “The Body Speaks” and Dance Umbrella Performance Dance as dialogue and dialogues about dance. Two sessions of dance, demonstration and discussions featuring dance theoreticians, authors, choreographers and dancers including Monica da Silva, Barbara Requa, Catherine Denecy. Dance Umbrella performance begins at 6:00pm. Hosted by Dance Umbrella Philip Sherlock Centre for the Performing Arts, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus #kbf13
  13. 13. Monday, March 410:00am-4:00pm: High School Tour Authors, illustrators and book reps visit schools to talk about writing and careers in books. Authors include Roland Watson Grant and Dennis Chung.) Coordinated by Book Industry Association of Jamaica and Jamaica Reading Association7:00pm: Short Film Night at Red Bones Featuring Jamaican books that have been made into movies. Smile Orange and Country of the One Eyed God. Red Bones Blues Café. 1 Argyle Road. Kingston 107:00pm: VERB: The Word in action! Readings of Christian books and performances by Christian artists. Hosted by Meto Corporation and Christian Booksellers Association Webster Memorial United Church. 53 Half Way Tree Road. Kingston 10 #kbf13
  14. 14. Tuesday, March 510:00am-2:00pm Read for Peace. Peace Day in Schools Visits to/readings in schools, featuring popular mascots Coordinated by Book Industry Association of Jamaica and Jamaica Reading Association7:00pm: JCDC Celebration Launch of two books based on pieces submitted to the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission annual Festival competition. Hosted by Pelican Publishers and Jackmandora Eden Gardens. 39 Lady Musgrave Road. Kingston 5 #kbf13
  15. 15. Wednesday, March 510:00am-4:00pm: National Library of Jamaica Open Day/Exhibition. Special exhibition of books, photographs and audiovisual items related to Jamaica’s visual and performing arts Arts Deposit Day: writers, film-makers, musicians invited to make legal deposit of two copies of each work.10:00am Library Tour11:00am-12:00pm: Join creative artists Monica DaCosta, Paul O. Beale, Dennis Howard, David Boxer and Peter Ferguson as they share their experiences in publishing their books.1:00pm Repeat of Library Tour3:00pm-4:00pm Repeat of Panel Discussion10:00am-2:00pm: Primary School Childrens Tour – Look Behind the Book Pilot of tour to introduce children to the world of books and the publishing landscape: Meeting with authors and illustrators; visits to publishing company, printer, bookstore, library. Coordinated by BIAJ, Jackmandora and Jamaica Cultural Enterprises #kbf13
  16. 16. Wednesday, March 512:00pm: BIAJ Books on Wheels Donation to the University of the West Indies Pediatric Ward. In partnership with the Spanish Jamaican Foundation7:00pm: Theatre Night: From the Page to the Stage Family night celebrating the intersection between books and theatre. Special showings of Patrick Brown’s Glass Slippaz and Basil Dawkins’ Dangerous Ambitions. Glass Slippaz: Centre Stage. Dangerous Ambitions: The Little Little Theatre. 4 Tom Redcam Avenue, Kingston 5. Coordinated by Jamaica Association of Dramatic Artists #kbf13
  17. 17. Thursday, March 7: World Book Day9:00am-11:00am: The Business of Books: Book Industry Investor Presentation Presentation to financial institutions and investors on investment opportunities in the book industry. Coordinated by BIAJ and Jamaica Trade and Invest (JAMPRO) JAMPRO Training Room. JAMPRO. 18 Trafalgar Road. Kingston 1011:00am-1:00pm: Industry networking sessions Collaborative sessions between local publishers and publishers, booksellers, and industry representatives from the US and UK Coordinated by BIAJ and Caribbean Literature Action Group JAMPRO Training Room. JAMPRO. 18 Trafalgar Road. Kingston 102:00pm-4:00pm: Notes from Edna In celebration of Founders’ Week at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, dancers will lead viewers through a world of Edna Manleys thoughts as penned in her diaries 1 Arthur Wint Drive. Kingston 57:00pm-9:00pm BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Readers bring books to exchange or to donate to charity. Book- themed presentations from readers, authors and illustrators. Coordinated by BIAJ and Pecha Kucha Night Kingston Bookophilia. 92 Hope Road. Kingston 6 #kbf13
  18. 18. Friday, March 810:00am-4:00pm: Industry Workshops Sessions for writers, publishers, booksellers. Selling into the Caribbean Diaspora and International Markets Marva Allen, Hue Man Bookstore (NY); Michael Williams, BIS Publications (UK); Johnny Temple, Akashic Books (NY); Jaime de Pablos, Random House (NY) Making Memories; Making Money: The business of memoirs Chaired by Christopher John Farley; Latoya Blackwood, Pelican Publishers; Sydney Lowrie, ghostwriter Adaptation: From the Page to the Screen. Marketing Books in the Digital Age: Social media and digital marketing techniques for publishers and writers. Ingrid Riley, ConnectID; Lloyd Laing, JL Mobile Admission: $1500. BIAJ members: $1000. Registration required. Email: Spanish Court Hotel. 1 St. Lucia Avenue. Kingston 5. #kbf13
  19. 19. Friday, March 810:00am-4:00pm Research Day at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts Presentations on new arts-based research from the Edna Manley College 1 Arthur Wint Drive. Kingston 57:30pm-10:00pm Wake the Town and Tell the People! An eclectic celebration in word, sound and song. Featuring Christopher John Farley, editor of the Wall Street Journal and author of numerous biographies of musicians; readings from books about Jamaican music (Wayne Chen, Sonjah Stanley Naiah, Carolyn Cooper); performances by poets including Mel Cooke and Tanya Shirley; special musical guests: Nomadzz. Celebrity DJ. Books and cash donations collected for libraries in children’s homes and places of safety. Red Bones Blues Café. 1 Argyle Road. Kingston 10 #kbf13
  20. 20. Saturday, March 9 Kingston Book Fair: South Lawn, Devon House • Publishers, self- publishers, booksellers, trade associations • Drama, dance, music, art activities • Author readings/signings • Technology exhibits • Food and beverage vendors #kbf13
  21. 21. Saturday, March 9 Kingston Book Fair: South Lawn, Devon House 10am-6pm 1:00pm-2:00pm Pitch Me a Story Authors pitch book ideas to publishers. Registration required. 2:15pm-6:15pm: Readings and Book Launches Fiction, non-fiction and poetry sessions featuring Diana McCaulay, Roland Watson Grant, Raymond Mair, Adziko Simba; Special children’s tent featuring Alison Moss-Solomon, Yendi Phillips 6:30pm-8:30pm: Arts Fusion! Mixer forging collaborations in literary, visual, cinematic and performing arts Coordinated by BIAJ and Visual and Performing Arts Jamaica By invitation. Bin 26 Wine Bar. Devon House #kbf13
  22. 22. Sunday, March 107:00am Kingston City Run and Kingston Book Festival 5k Proceeds collected for libraries in children’s homes and places of safety. Details and registration online at Coordinated by BIAJ and the Jamaica Hotel and Tourism Association Emancipation Park. New Kingston.1:00pm-3:00pm Closing Event: Closing Day of the National Biennial at the National Gallery of Jamaica Claudia Hucke, Kay Sullivan, David Muir, Annie Paul, Tamara Scott- Williams and Veerle Poupeye discuss art publishing. Tours of the National Biennial with emphasis on pieces inspired by literature run from 11am-4pm. Coordinated by BIAJ and the National Gallery of Jamaica. National Gallery of Jamaica. 12 Ocean Boulevard. Kingston #kbf13