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8 local authors to be celebrated @ book tour on VG tomorrow

8 local authors to be celebrated @ book tour on VG tomorrow

Eight local authors will be celebrated at a Book Tour and Extravaganza on Virgin Gorda on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

The event, according to a press release from Government Information Service (GIS) today, May 17, 2023, is a collaboration with the Department of Culture and the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College Virgin Islands Study Programme and seeks to promote the work of authors in the Virgin Islands.

Deputy Director of Culture Ms Anne Lennard stated that the department encourages the promotion of events such as these, to advance literary arts in the Virgin Islands.

Ms Lenard said, “The support of local authors has always been a priority for the Department of Culture. We are thrilled that Ms Janice Nibbs has been able to gather the support of her fellow authors to stage such a showcase of eight authors and their literary talent.”

“Congratulations are extended to the authors who will be featured at this event,” Ms Lennard said. She added, “We encourage all schools, educators and the public to come out and support this one-of-a-kind event."

Janice George-Harris, who recently launched ‘Little Hill Stories’, a book which is a journey to the 1950s and the boyhood days of Roosevelt George, left, in North Sound, a traditional village of Virgin Gorda, in the Virgin Islands, will be among the 8 local authors at the Book Tour and Extravaganza on Virgin Gorda on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

Meet & connect with local authors

Mrs Janice Nibbs-Blyden, one of the main organisers of the book tour, explained that the extravaganza will present the residents of Virgin Gorda with the opportunity to meet and connect with local authors, learn about upcoming projects, and purchase books.

Mrs Nibbs-Blyden said, “The presence of other writers, therefore, makes the entire effort complete. The written word will be highlighted in this celebration."

The eight participating authors are Arona-Fahie Forbes, Dawn U. Corea-Lennard, Sesilee Thomas, Janice George-Harris, Janice Nibbs-Blyden, Andre Dawson aka 'Shadow', Adria Flax, and Bernadine Louis. The authors are also expected to read excerpts of their individual books to those persons in attendance.

The book tour and extravaganza is scheduled to take place at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College Campus on Virgin Gorda on May 17, at 10:30 AM. Aspiring writers are invited to attend the session as information including copyrighting will be shared and will be useful to help them to better understand the publication and sales process of their creative work.

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