Geoffrey Philp will be reading from his latest collection, Who’s Your Daddy?: And Other Stories, at the 9th annual Calabash International Literary Festival, which will be held in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, May 22-24, 2009.
“To be invited to read with this the select group of writers at the Calabash International Literary Festival is an honor that I will always cherish,” said Philp, who will be also be reading at Books & Books on June 9, 2009, for the Miami launch of his short story collection.
The three-day festival of readings and live music will be held at Jake’s — which The London Evening Standard calls “officially the coolest place to stay in the world.” Previous attendees include : Derek Walcott, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sonia Sanchez, Russell Banks, Michael Ondaatje, Caryl Phillips, Dionne Brand, Natasha Trethewey, Mike Farrell, Meena Alexander, Martin Espada, Andrea Levy, M.G. Vassanji, Li-Young Lee, John Edgar Wideman, bell hooks, Junot Diaz, Louis Simpson, Elizabeth Nunez, Claudia Rankine, Geoff Dyer, Earl Lovelace, Z.Z. Packer, Chris Abani, Jackie Kay, Manthia Diawara, Amiri Baraka and Linton Kwesi Johnson
Geoffrey Philp is the author of Benjamin, my son, Uncle Obadiah and the Alien, numerous poetry works, and a children’s book, Grandpa Sydney’s Anancy Stories. His next collection of poems, Dub Wise, will be published by Peepal Tree Press in Spring 2010.