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The VI Literary Festival & Book Fair Rescheduled for April 30 – May 2

The upcoming VI Literary Festival and Book Fair have been rescheduled to Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2, 2021. According to Festival Chair Alscess Lewis-Brown, the event has been pushed back to ensure full engagement from the Caribbean diaspora.”  

The University of the Virgin Islands’ international journal The Caribbean Writer together with the Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair (VI Lit Fest) will host this 7th iteration of the literary celebration under the theme, “Diasporic Rhythms II: Interrogating the Past; Imagining a Future". The festival will begin with Pre LitFest activities aimed at school children held during the morning hours of Friday, April 30 while the main part of the weekend program will be staged Saturday afternoon, May 1 from 1 to 6, and from 1 to 6 pm on Sunday, May 2. The Book Bacchanal where authors can present and discuss their books is also slated for Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Award-winning authors Edwidge Danticat, Kwame Dawes, Canisia Lubrin, Vladimir Lucien and Jacqueline Bishop will headline the festival along with other internationally recognized and award-winning local and regional authors including Tiphanie Yanique, Rozena Maart, Tobias Buckell, Cadwell Turnbull, Richard Georges and Biko McMillan.  

Throughout the three-day festival, these authors will engage in discussions, conduct poetry and writing workshops, as well as offer editing and publishing tips.  

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI - and from this direct link