Anguilla Lit Fest Program Schedule

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Anguilla Lit Fest

“A Literary Jollification”

May 22 – 25, 2014
Host Hotel: Paradise Cove Resort
Sponsor Hotel: Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa
*Itinerary is subject to change


Thursday, May 22, 2014

(Delegates and patrons begin arriving throughout the day. Hotel check-in; registration
at Host hotel, Paradise Cove Resort.)
6:30 – 8:00 pm Welcome Cocktail Reception for all delegates and invited guests at Paradise Cove Resort.


Friday, May 23, 2014

8:00 am Breakfast and Late Registration at Paradise Cove
8:45-9:45 am Rise & Shine Breakfast Presentation at Paradise Cove.
Featured Speakers: Felix Fleming, Author, Poet and Playwright
Amethyst Davis, The reigning Miss Anguilla 2013/2014
Kay Ferguson, Lit-Fest inspired Writer and Social Commentator
Rev. Dr. Wycherley Gumbs, Author, Playwright and Poet

Panel Discussion- Topic: Writing is Just the Beginning: And then what?

Moderator: Stephanie Stokes-Oliver
Panelists: Johanna Ingalls, Managing Editor, Akashic
Yona Deshommes,  Senior Publicity Manager of Atria Books/Simon& Shuster
David Daley, Editor-in-chief,
12-1:30pm Maverick Luncheon Presentation- Topic: A Conversation with Mr Williams – One-on-One with Richard Williams.Author of Black and White: The Way I See It and Father of tennis greats, Venus and Serena Williams
Moderator: Mr Mitch Lake, Founder of the Anguilla Tennis Academy
Special Guests: The Students and Teachers of the ALHCS
1:45-3:15pm Panel Discussion- Topic: Voices from the Page
Panelists: Colville Petty,  Noted Historian
Montague Kobbe, Author (Night of the Rambler
Lauren Francis Sharma Author (Till the Well Runs Dry)
A-dZiko Simba, Performance Poet, Jamaica
 3:15pm Q&A
Opportunity to ask questions, mix and mingle with the authors and get those books autographed!
7:30pm A Celebration of the Anguilla Arts.
Venue: Blue Restaurant at Cap Juluca Resort.  Sponsored by Anguilla Hotel & Tourism Association and Cap Juluca Resort.


Saturday, May 24, 2014

8:00 am Breakfast at Paradise Cove Resort
8:45-9:45 am Rise & Shine Breakfast Presentation at Paradise Cove- Topic: Revelations
Featured Speakers: Rochelle Ward, Poet, House of Nehesi Publishers (St. Martin)
Hyacinth Hughes – Poet, Winner, Malliouhana Award 2012, Anguilla
Ras Takura – Performance Poet, Jamaica
Dr. M. Linda Banks – Winner, BBC Poetry Competition, The Underground Poetry Movement
Timmie WebsterPerformance Poet, Anguilla
10-11:45am Master Class- Topic: Glorious – Expressions from the Soul
Keynote Speaker: Bernice McFadden  Award-winning Author from
Brooklyn, New York (Gathering of Waters
(2012), Nowhere is a Place (2013)
12-1:30pm Topic: Expression of Self: Becoming the Author you Want to Be
Keynote Speaker: Bob Shacochis, National Book Award Winner; Nominee for Pulitzer Prize 2014
1:45-3:15 pm Panel Discussion: Writing : The man and His Essence
Moderator: Felix Fleming, Author, Poet and Playwright
Panelists: Edward Lewis, Author, Philanthropist and co-founder and publisher Emeritus of Essence
Magazine (Man from Essence)
Audrey Edwards, Award-winning
journalist, Author and Former Editor of Essence magazine
1:45-3:15 pm Panel Discussion: Writing for Young Readers
Moderator: Trudy Nixon (Kemarley
of Anguilla)
Anguilla Children Book
Panelists: Renukah Harrigan, (Kemarley
of Anguilla)
Anguilla Children Book
Hyacinth Hughes, Poet, Winner, Malliouhana Award 2012, Anguilla
A-dZiko Simba Performance Poet, Jamaica
7:00 Voices of our Nation: In Honour of The Holy Piby: A Celebration of the Work of Robert Athyli Rogers at La Vue Conference Centre
Moderator: Marcel Fahie, Noted economist, historian, author and playwright
Keynote Speaker: Ijahnya Christian Anguillian poet, author and cultural biographer of the Athlyi Rogers Study Centre in Ethiopia.
9 pm-Onward Experience Anguilla After Dark (Optional)


Sunday, May 25, 2013

8:00 am Breakfast at Host Property
9:00 am – 12:00 noon Opportunity to craft your personal Anguilla Experience: Spa, Arts, Shopping, Golf, Tennis, Island Tour (sign-up for optional packages – additional costs apply)
12:15 pm Transfer to Sandy Ground
-Lunch @ Johnno’s Beach Stop featuring Live Jazz
-OR Sandy Island, a quintessential Robinson Crusoe-like offshore cay
(Sign-up for optional packages; additional costs apply)
4:30 pm Return to host hotels.  Afternoon and evening at leisure
7:00 pm Evening with The Underground, a poetry club hosting their second annual poetry night at Darvins’ Place, The Overlook, Back Street. Cost $10us


Monday, May 26, 2014