Month: May 2019

VIDEOS: Inspired by the Archives at Bocas Literary Festival 2019

VIDEOS: Inspired by the Archives at Bocas Literary Festival 2019

The 2019 installation of this groundbreaking series at Bocas Literary Festival, in which writers of today are commissioned to explore the Caribbean’s literary archives and write new creative works. Featuring Kendel Hippolyte, Celeste Mohammed, and Alexandra Stewart, chaired by Alison Donnell. Alexandra Stewart Alexandra Stewart […]

Kendel Hippolyte on the St. Lucian Folk Research Centre fire

Kendel Hippolyte on the St. Lucian Folk Research Centre fire

My bond with the Folk Research Centre reaches back forty years – to 1977, when I came back from Jamaica to spend a year to help me determine whether I would settle in Saint Lucia or in Jamaica. I had left home in 1972 and […]

Alexandra Stewart and the Talking Postcards

Alexandra Stewart and the Talking Postcards

There are talking postcards in The Alma Jordan Library! Go to the third floor and ask for The West Indiana and Special Collections Section. Don’t tell them that you’re here to speak to the postcards (they won’t let you in) instead request the Michael Goldberg […]

Celeste Mohammed on the archival inspiration for ‘Hart’s Cut’

Celeste Mohammed on the archival inspiration for ‘Hart’s Cut’

I always follow my gut. So, when I accepted the commission to visit the archives at Alma Jordan Library, UWI, St. Augustine, and craft an original literary piece, I knew I would be writing about the Americans’ WWII presence in Trinidad. That period in our […]