Alliouagana Festival of the Word

Cultural Centre, Little Bay


Pre-Festival Event

Thursday November 10, 2011          Conference Room, Cultural Centre

6.00 pm           Viewing of Exhibition Alphonsus ‘Arrow’ Cassell: His Life and Legacy


6.30 pm           2nd Symposium in the Alphonsus ‘Arrow’ Cassell Memorial Lecture Series under the

                               theme “Creative Industries: Forces for Change, Innovation and Entrepreneurship”

  Feature Address “The Business of Music” by Ivan Berry, Manager, iB            

                  Entertainment and BeatFactory Record Label

                                       Presentations; Discussions; Entertainment




Friday November 11, 2011

Authors visit schools between 10 am and 3 pm.

6:00 pm           Registration (Music and Treasure Hunt)

                               Viewing of Exhibitions and Stalls at the Cultural Centre

                               Reception for Authors and Visitors hosted by HE The Governor Adrian Davis                      

                               and Mrs. Davis


8.00 pm           Grand Opening Ceremony

                               Book Launch: Professor Howard Fergus (Poems from Behind God Back)

                               Africana Fashions Batik and Tie-Dye Show (Part 1)

                               Entertainment by Dance Excel

                               Africana Fashions Batik and Tie-Dye Show (Part 2)

                               Book Launch: Jo-Annah Richards (The Ill Concepts of the Caribbean Woman)

                               Prize-Giving Ceremony for Creative-writing Competition

10.00 pm       Music with Scrappy and the Band 39.6.  (Auditorium) $20 Entrance Fee

Saturday November 12, 2011

6.00 am            Opportunity for Hikes, Bird Watching; Island Tours, Volcano Viewing etc.

9.00 am            Ian Thomson Life-Writing Workshop

10.00 am          Ian Thomson Reading and Signing

11.00 noon      Speakers’ Corner (Conference Room)

  •          Dr. Clarice Barnes reading from Charmaine Riley’s Eye Opener
  •          Montserrat Volcano Observatory presents new publication Island of Fire
  •          Predencia Dixon performs poems from her collection RAW Volumes 1 and 2.
  •          Loretta Collins-Klobah reading from her recently published book of poems The Twelve Foot Neon Woman


12:30 noon    Open Mic & MVO Creative Writing Competition Presentation (Lobby)

2.00 pm           David Elliott Wild Words Poetry Workshop for Children and Adults

3.00 pm           David Elliott Reading and Signing

4.00 pm           Olive Senior Finding a Voice in Poetry Workshop

5.30 pm           Olive Senior Reading and Signing

8.00 pm           Dramatic Performance with Richardo Keens-Douglas “Time to Laugh”.                        (Auditorium) Tickets: EC$25 Adults; EC$10 Children under 15 yrs old.




Sunday November 13, 2011

6.00 am              Opportunity for Hikes, Bird Watching; Island Tours, Volcano Viewing etc.

7.00 am             Church  Services

8.00 am             Remembrance Sunday Event including the laying of wreaths in honour of war dead.                          Memorial Gardens, Little Bay opposite the Public Market

9.00 am              Harvest Thanksgiving Services at Judy Piece Methodist Church and St. James                          Anglican in Salem.  (Both Churches will have their Cantata at 4.30 pm)

11.00 am             Treasure Hunt for Adults and Children (Cultural Centre)

12.00 noon        Book Lovers’ Parade

1.30 pm               Open Mic

2.30 pm              Can You Fix My Child? Parenting Workshop with Predencia Dixon

4.00 pm              Kyoko Mori Writing from MemoryWorkshop

5.30 pm              Kyoko Mori Reading and Signing

6.30 pm              David Edgecombe presents Obeah in Old Story Time: An Interactive Discussion

                                  Olive SeniorFinding a Voice in Poetry Workshop