Good news that the fabulous Calabash Literary Festival in Treasure Beach, Jamaica will kick off Friday May 28 to Sunday May 30, 2010. Wish I could be there!
From the Festival website:
Calabash is a festival in the truest sense — earthy, inspirational, daring and diverse. The selection of authors and performers for 2010 includes Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, Colson Whitehead, Cristina Garcia, Russell Banks, Sharon Olds, Billy Collins and Nami Mun.
The mission of the Calabash International Literary Festival Trust is to transform the literary arts in the Caribbean by being the region's best-managed producer of workshops, seminars and
performances. We will achieve these goals by focusing on our audiences, managing our budget, creating a community of supporters in the media, government, business, the performing arts, philanthropic organizations and publishing, and by becoming the festival of choice for the world's most gifted authors.
New Poetry Anthology available: So Much Things to Say: 100 Poets from the First Ten years of the Calabash Literary Festival