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Kingston Book Festival 2012 Preview, March 26, 2011

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The Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ) invites you to a preview of the Kingston Book Festival 2012, which will be staged next year to coincide with celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence.

In the preview, we will showcase selected winners and entrants in the Eleventh Biennial Publishing and Writing Awards, which will be announced at the Courtleigh Auditorium on Thursday, March 24 at 6:30pm. Books entered in this year’s competition will be on display and on sale at the Saturday event.

SCHEDULE: Saturday, March 26

12:00 – 2:00pm: Public Workshop on Children’s Book Illustration

Led by award-winning illustrator, Aaron Boyd

Kids activities: face painting, arts and crafts

2:00 -3:00pm: Children’s Readings

Jana Bent, Shaggy Parrot and the Reggae Band

Hazel Campbell, Bernie and the Captain’s Ghost

Kellie Magnus, Little Lion Goes for Gold

Colleen Dennis, Inner-City Girl

3:00 – 4:00pm: Best Selling Books

Diana McCaulay, Dog-Heart

Phillippa Sauterel (Saffron), So Much Things to Say

Edward Seaga: My Life and Leadership

Volume 1: Clash of Ideologies (1930-1980)

4:00 – 5:00pm: Adult Creative Writing

Tracey Tucker, The Day I Met Me

Lilieth Nelson, Angels of Reflection: Poems by Lil

Blossom O’Meally Nelson, Heart-Song

Jean Lowrie Chin, Souldance: Poems and Writings

5:00 – 6:00pm: Adult Non-Fiction

Jennifer Mamby Alexander, If Love’s So Nice

Karen Findlay, In the Light of the Sun

Robert Lalah, Roving with Lalah

Edward Baugh, Frank Collymore: A Biography

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