MC: Gwyneth Harold-Davidson – novelist, short story writer, and public relations practitioner
9:00 Recorded talk – a mix of the spoken word and music
10:00 Party Pizzazz! Robert Lalah – writer, Assistant Features Editor, Gleaner Co.
Garfield Ellis – novelist, short story writer and lecturer
11:00 Recorded talk
11:30 Panel discussion Writing it down: E-book or paper, self-published or publisher?
Moderator: Joy Simons Brown– musician, choral director, certified arranging specialist, math tutor, and author
Panelists: Judith Falloon Reid – writer and founder of the Independent VoYces Literary Fair
Tyrone Reid – writer, editor, cultural critic, poet, freelance journalist and on-line publisher
Ian Randle – founder and chairman of Ian Randle Publishers Ltd.
12:30 Best of the Fests: Sonia King – medical technologist and writer
Veronica Carnegie – educator and short story writer Asante Adonai Literary Lyme readers
1:10 Open mike: Hosted by Joy Simons Brown
2:00 Sneak peek: Preview of the play, Last Call, by Keiran King – playwright, theatre critic, actor, and graphic designer. The play is a musical, romantic drama set in 1949 in the lounge of the Myrtle Bank Hotel, Kingston.
2:30 Our talk: Malachi Smith – dub poet, playwright and actor
Nova Gordon-Bell – English lecturer, University of Technology, Jamaica, short story writer
Tomlin Ellis – broadcaster and poet
Pamela Marshall – novelist
3:30 Talking drums: Shane Drummers – twin brothers from Treasure Beach
4:00 Roots & branches: A. Igoni Barrett – Nigerian short story writer with Jamaican roots
5:00 Fiesta farewell