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Moonsplash 2014
March 13-16 2014
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Anguilla Summer Festival 2013

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Anguilla kicks off its annual Summer Festival early this year with pre-carnival activities beginning as early as July 26, extending the calendar of festivities to three weeks of fun. This year’s festival officially takes place August 1-11, under the theme, “Participate, fete, mass and spree, Anguilla Summer Festival 4 ALL ah we.” Continue reading →

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ANGUILLA GOES FROM LAIDBACK TO LIVELY WITH ANGUILLA SUMMER FESTIVAL 2013

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ANGUILLA GOES FROM LAIDBACK TO LIVELY WITH ANGUILLA SUMMER FESTIVAL 2013

Revelers from the Caribbean and beyond to celebrate Anguilla’s carnival August 1-11

ANGUILLA, B.W.I. – July 18, 2013 – The Caribbean island of Anguilla kicks off its annual Summer Festival early this year with pre-carnival activities beginning as early as July 26, extending the calendar of festivities to three weeks of fun. This year’s festival officially takes place August 1-11, under the theme, “Participate, fete, mass and spree, Anguilla Summer Festival 4 ALL ah we.” Continue reading →

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Anguilla Lit Fest Program Schedule

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Anguilla Lit Fest

“A Literary Jollification”

May 23 – 26, 2013
Host Hotel: Paradise Cove Resort
Sponsor Hotel: Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa
Official Bookstore: Coral Reef Bookstore

 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

 

(Delegates and patrons begin arriving throughout the day. Hotel check-in; registration
at Host hotel, Paradise Cove Resort.)

Welcome Cocktail Reception for all delegates and invited guests at Paradise Cove Resort.

1:30-2:30 pm Champion Pursuit of Literacy with Lit Fest Authors and Anguilla’s Primary School students
Special Guests: Nikki Giovanni, Author/Poet/Professor
Virginia Fowler, Author/Professor/Biographer
Gillian Royes, Author
Touré, Author/Cultural Critic/MSNBC Host
Yasus Afari, Poet
Judith Curr, Executive Vice President, Publisher,
Atria Books/Simon & Schuster
Amanda Steadman, Author
Amy Berkower, Publisher/CEO, Writers’ House
Sarah Weiss, Assoc. Editor, Grand   Central/Hachette
Dan Weiss, Publisher-at-large, St, Martin Press
Denise Crawford, Self-published Author
Jo-Anne Mason, Author/Illustrator
6:30 – 8:00 pm Welcome Cocktail Reception for all delegates and invited guests at Paradise Cove Resort.

 

Friday, May 24, 2013

 

8:00 am Breakfast and Late Registration at Paradise Cove
8:45-9:45 am Rise & Shine Breakfast Presentation at Paradise Cove.
Mistress of Ceremonies: Carla D. Harris
Featured Speakers: Lasana Sekou, Poet/Author/Publisher, House of Nehesi Publishers
Rita Celestine-Carty, Author/Poet/ Educator
Vanessa Croft Thompson, – Poet
Marcel Fahie, Author/Poet
Coffee Break Sponsored by Coral Reef Bookstore
10-11:45am

Panel Discussion Topic:

Writing is Just the Beginning
The New Publishing Rules

Moderator: Judith Curr, Executive Vice President, Publisher,
Atria Books/Simon & Schuster
Amy Berkower, CEO, Writers’ House
Sarah Weiss, Assoc. Editor, Grand Central/Hachette
Dan Weiss, Publisher-at-large, St, Martin Press
12-1:30pm Maverick Luncheon Presentation – Topic: Expression of Self: Becoming The Poet and Author you Want to Be
Keynote speaker: Nikki Giovanni, Poet/Author/Educator
Introduced by Virginia Fowler, Author/Educator/ Biographer to Nikki Giovanni
Special Guests: The Students and Teachers of the ALHCS
1:45-3:15pm Panel Discussion – Topic: Artists On the Page –From Ideation to Publication
Moderator Rita Celestine-Carty, Author/Poet/Educator
Panelists: Gillian Royes, Author, The Man who Turned Both Cheeks
Yasus Afari- Author/Philosopher/Performance Poet
Amanda Steadman – Author/Lifecoach
Catrina Llewellyn-Jones – Self-published Author
Denise Crawford- Self-published Author
3:15-4:30 pm Anguilla High Tea
Opportunity to mix and mingle with the authors and get those books autographed!
7:00- 8:30 pm A Celebration of the Anguilla Arts.

 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

 

8:00 am Breakfast at Paradise Cove Resort
8:45-9:45 am Rise & Shine Breakfast Presentation at Paradise Cove – Topic: Anguilla Revelations
Featured speakers: Hyacinth Hughes – Poet, Winner, Malliouhana Award 2012; Timmy Webster, Poet; David Carty, Poet, Author, Historian.
Coffee Break Sponsored by Coral Reef Bookstore
10-11:45am Master Class – Topic: Create Dangerously
Keynote Speaker: Edwidge Danticat, Award-winning Author, Educator
12-1:30pm Thought Leaders’ Luncheon -Topic: Who Are We? Exploring Our Consciousness
Keynote Speaker: Touré – MSNBC Host, Author, Cultural Critic
1:45-3:15 pm Panel Discussion: Writing: The Male Perspective
Moderator: Marcel Fahie, Author/Poet
Panelists: Touré;Yasus Afari; Lasana Sekou; Dan Weiss; David Carty
1:45 -3:15 pm Junior Master-Class: Youthful Creativity
Facilitator: Jo-Anne Mason  An interactive session especially for those inspired from an early age to channel their inner muse.
3:15-4:30 pm Anguilla High Tea.  Opportunity to mix and mingle and get those books autographed!
7:00 pm Voices of Celebration: Featuring Yasus Afari, Award-winning Performance Poet of Jamaica and an Open-Mike Session in honour of Nikki’s 70th Birthday. The Dune Preserve
9 pm-Onward Experience Anguilla After Dark (Optional)

 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

 

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

 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Departures

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ANNOUNCING THE 2ND ANNUAL ANGUILLA LIT FEST: A LITERARY JOLLIFICATION

The best and brightest literary event in the Caribbean May 23-26

THE VALLEY, Anguilla – April 16, 2013 – The tropical Caribbean island paradise of Anguilla will host the second annual Anguilla Lit Fest: A Literary Jollification from May 23-26, under the distinguished patronage of Nikki Giovanni, poet and award-winning author. Joining Giovanni to headline Lit Fest 2013 will be: author Edwidge Danticat of Haiti/Miami; author and Executive VP of Simon and Schuster/Atria Books, Judith Curr; author and MSNBC host, Toure; author and lecturer Gillian Royes of Jamaica/St. Croix and Marcel Fahie, Anguillian historian, playwright and author.

Completing this distinguished panel of authors and publishers will be: Amy Berkower, publisher/CEO, Writers’ House; Virginia Fowler, author/professor; Gillian Royes, author; Bob Shacochis, author/travel writer; Lasana Sekou, author/poet publisher, House of Nehesi, of St Maarten; Amanda Steadman, author/lifecoach of USA/St Martin; Sarah Weiss, associate editor, Grand Central/Hachette; Dan Weiss, publisher-at-large, St. Martin Press. Also ANGUILLIAN AUTHORS, Rita Celestine-Carty, author/educator; David Carty, poet/author/playwright; Denise Crawford, Self-published author; Vanessa Croft-Thompson, poet; Hyacinth Hughes – poet/winner of the Malliouhana Award 2012; Catrina Llewellyn-Jones, Self-Published author; Jo-Anne Mason, author/illustrator; and Timmy Webster, poet.

The Anguilla Lit Fest pays homage to Anguilla’s literary heritage and offers yet another great reason for visitors to come to the island during the early summer period for the three day event. A registration fee of US$150.00 includes a welcome cocktail party, breakfast and lunch presentations, special sessions with the authors and fun-filled evening soirees. The program includes a free day to ensure that participants will have the opportunity to experience the best of all Anguilla has to offer. Last year, arrangements were made for a cross section of students from the Primary Schools to interact with the visiting authors and for students from the Secondary School to attend the presentation of the event headliner as specially invited guests. This year, not only will these two events be repeated for the children of Anguilla, but the organizers have also added a special session for children and young writers on the afternoon of Saturday 25th May.

The name of the festival speaks to a very important facet of Anguilla’s cultural heritage–The Jollification. Rhona Richardson, a member of the Anguilla Community Foundation explains the concept of the Jollification as “a getting together of people to share and help neighbors.” This was done through the plowing and planting of ground (fields), all against the backdrop of men working together, women cooking, and children playing, while the work was carried out free of cost, with much laughter, singing and “jollification.” Noted economist, historian, author and playwright, Marcel Fahie writes that through the Jollification, “We helped each other with the construction of our homes. Mutual aid and assistance in the form of free labor was also employed to build community facilities, access roads to and from isolated parts of villages, church buildings, community halls and playing fields. The spirit and elements of the jollification survive to this day in various forms. Most notable is the contribution of our time and effort to furthering the programs of our religious and charitable organizations.”

Speaking about the organization of the Literary Festival, Director of Tourism Candis Niles notes, “Last year’s event was absolutely wonderful. The ambience, the caliber of presenters, the interaction between successful authors and literary hopefuls, the creative energy and excitement was tangible, and many of the participants left the Festival with a renewed sense of commitment to their gift of self-expression. Now we are about to do it all over again! The Anguilla Lit Fest would not have been possible without the jollification approach,” adds Mrs. Niles. “For the support of our partners, sponsors, and the community, the Anguilla Lit Fest Committee and the Anguilla Tourist Board extend our thanks and appreciation.”

Special packages for the event are being offered by Anguilla’s leading accommodation establishments, including the host hotel, Paradise Cove Resort and sponsor hotel Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa, Cap Juluca Resort, Shoal Bay Villas, Little Butterfly Villa, Bird of Paradise Villa, Anacaona Boutique Hotel, Anguilla Great House Beach Resort and Nathan’s Cove.

Flights can be arranged on American Airlines, Jet Blue, USAirways, United Airlines and Continental Airways through San Juan, Puerto Rico or St. Martin with onward connecting flights or ferry into Anguilla; or on regional carrier LIAT which is offering special flights to the island just for the event (www.liat.com) Travel from the Caribbean can also be done through Winair.

To register, visit http://ivisitanguilla.com/register or call 786-235-1310 or 264-497-2759.

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Anguilla’s Literary Festival Accommodations Packages

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COME CELEBRATE ANGUILLA’S LIT FEST
MAY 23-26, 2013 | HOSTED BY PARADISE COVE RESORT
Registration Fee: US $150.00 (Includes signature events, panel discussions and shuttle to conference venue)
Subject to change without notice (2013)
For more information call us at: 877.4.ANGUILLA or 1.264.497.2759

The Anguilla Lit Fest Committee is pleased to announce that visitors from the Caribbean who normally require a visa may be granted a visa waiver to permit entry into the island to attend the Lit Fest. Simply contact the Immigration Department at immigration@gov.ai to submit a request for permission to enter without visa, along with a copy of your passport details, flight information and place of stay while on the island.  Address your request to Ms Laureen Bryan, Chief Immigration Officer.

You can register as well as pay for your Anguilla Lit Fest passes online http://ivisitanguilla.com/register

 

Paradise Cove presents “Lit Talk Anguilla”

lit1 150x150 Anguillas Literary Festival Accommodations PackagesValid for dates May 22 – 27, 2013

4 Nights Accommodation
Welcome Fruit or Rum Punch
Full breakfast
All applicable service charges and levies
Studio Suite US$840.00 (max. 2 persons)
1 Bedroom Suite US$1,100.00 (max. 2 persons)
2 Bedroom Suite US$1,560.00 (max. 4 persons)
Contact us for rates for additional nights, and for extra person(s) in 1 or 2 bedroom suites
Certain terms and conditions will apply
All applicable service charges
WEB: http://www.paradisecoveanguilla.com
TEL: 264-497-6603
Email: info@paradisecoveanguilla.com

 

Anacaona Hotel

“Anguilla Lit-Fest: A Literary Jollification”

lit2 150x150 Anguillas Literary Festival Accommodations PackagesMay 22-26, 2013
Four Night Anacaona Getaway Package 2013
Enjoy 4 Nights Accommodation for two, Continental Breakfast daily for two, Two
dinners for two in our Firefly Restaurant including one of our cultural evenings
(Thursday evening “Mayoumba Folkloric Theatre”), Monday Evening Manager/
Owners Cocktail Reception, A bottle of Wine upon Arrival, Accommodation tax
and service charge, Welcome Rum Beverage. Kindly note: Beer, Wine, unless
noted are at additional cost. Additional nights if needed will be charged at
published Rack Rates.
Four Night Double Occupancy Package Rates from US$1,090.00 – US$1,400.00
**Please inquire on additional nights available with or without meals.
Restrictions:
• Promotion is subject to Availability
• Kindly note: Beverages with meals are at additional cost. Additional nights if needed will be
charged at our Rack Rate.
WEB: http://www.anacaonahotel.com
TEL: 1-264-497-6827

 

BIRD OF PARADISE

“Lit Fest Package”

anguilla pool 7 Anguillas Literary Festival Accommodations PackagesAnguilla’s Bird of Paradise, named one of the top 20 villas in the world by Islands and Ocean Home magazines, offers a Lit Fest Package which is more than $1000/night less than the winter rate. Join together with your friends to rent this villa comprised of four buildings with four master suites, each with an equal view of a perfect crescent beach and the mountains of St. Barths and St. Maarten beyond. Two swimming pools and multiple living/dining areas, as well as wonderful hideaways for you and your friends. Rate of $599/night per suite includes complimentary transport to the villa, daily housekeeping, a welcome package of rum punch, fruit and cheese, as well as complimentary wireless and complimentary phone calls to North America and Europe. Our concierge will make all on-island arrangements and will give guests a cell phone so they may contact the concierge whenever and wherever they are on the island. Minimum of 3 suites required. Tax and service charge not included. Please take a video tour at: www.AnguillaBird.com. Reservations made at AnguillaBird@yahoo.com or 1.414.791.9461.

 

CAP JULUCA

More Maundays

CapJuluca3 Anguillas Literary Festival Accommodations PackagesCap Juluca’s “More Maundays” package allows you to enjoy a fifth night for free when you book four nights at Cap Juluca. This summer, we wanted to make this offer even more enticing, even more rewarding and even more fulfilling. That’s why from May 1 – August 31, 2013, you can take advantage of our “More Maundays” package which includes:
A complimentary fifth night stay (when you book four nights)

 

Little Butterfly Anguilla

Lit Talk Anguilla Package

lit5 Anguillas Literary Festival Accommodations PackagesPrivate one bedroom luxury apartment, located on Anguilla B.W.I, looking out onto the brilliant turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and the majestic mountains of neighboring St. Martin. Perfect for the solo traveler or a couple.
5 nights stay in Luxury Private One Bedroom Apartment
Welcome Fruit and Wine basket
Welcome breakfast stock
Private Chef Gourmet Service of Traditional West Indian Breakfast for two on first morning
Two Complimentary Literary Mementos of Anguilla by Anguillian Authors
1 day housekeeping/laundry service
Concierge service
Rates:
Any 5 nights between May 20 – 30, 2013
US$1,599 inclusive of tax and service

Contact: Janine Edwards
WEB: www.littlebutterflyanguilla.com
CELL: 1-264-235-3666
TEL: 1-264-497-3666

Nathan’s Cove

ncimg01 Anguillas Literary Festival Accommodations PackagesNathan’s Cove located on Meads Bay can provide accommodations for Anguilla Lit Fest 2013. Nathan’s Cove is a prime location with Blandchard’s and Jacqla restaurants next door. Rates are as follows:Description Rate
One bedroom lower level $180.00 daily
Two bedroom lower level $300.00 daily
Four bedroom lower level $ 540.00 daily
Apartments are equipped with air-condition and internet service.

Contact Earle Gumbs U.S. 301-630-3040

David Hodge Anguilla 264-497-6595
EMAIL: Earlegumbs@aol.com
WEB: http://www.nathanscove.com/

 

Shoal Bay Villas

03092901 Anguillas Literary Festival Accommodations PackagesPACKAGES FOR SUMMER 2013
MAY 1st TO NOVEMBER 15th
Li t Fest 5 Night Package

Rates inclusive of 10% government tax, 10% service charge & government marketing levy.
1. Studio          $1150.00
2. One bedroom         $1270.00
3. 1 bed/deluxe        $1390.00
4. 1 bed/poolside      $1060.00
5. 2 bed/poolside      $1780.00
6. New 1 bed/poolside  $1120.00
7. New Deluxe Suite    $1510.00

Tel: 264-497-2051
Fax: 264-497-3631
EMAIL: sbvillas@anguillanet.com
www.sbvillas.ai

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VIP Trip to Anguilla for Moonsplash

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The Anguilla Tourist Board would like to thank all the Anguilla aficionados who so graciously accepted our invitation to share with us their reasons why they should be selected to win a VIP trip to Anguilla for Moonsplash 2013.  The responses received were incredible, and it was very difficult to choose a winner.  After all the scripts were read, our lucky winner is….(drum roll)

Ms  Michelle Stripling!!!

Congratulations, Michelle, and thanks again to all of our participants.

With best wishes,
The Anguilla Tourist Board team.

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