It’s that time of year, and NILF is here! In its 7th year, the Festival has become synonymous with the first weeks in August, solidifying itself as a part of Dominican and Caribbean Literary traditions.

The festival showcases a number of artists from around the Caribbean, US and the UK – with a Caribbean focus. Through lectures, workshops, music, readings and plays, NILF is for anyone interested in revealing, or tapping into their creative side.  This year will feature:

  • Author Oonya Kempadoo from Guyanya/Grenada;
  • Writer/Actor/Critic Vladimir Lucien from St Lucia;
  • Scriptwriter/Director Christopher DeRiggs from Grenada;
  • Author Alick Lazare from Dominica;
  • Poet, Researcher/Consultant Jean Barfleur from Guadeloupe;
  • Author/Editor Polly Pattullo from UK/Dominica;
  • Author Kristine Simelda from US/Dominica;
  • Actor, Poet, Playwright, Director and Cultural Critic Travis Weekes St Lucia;
  • Poet, Teacher and Blogger Faizah Tabasamu from St. Maarten; and
  • Delroy Williams, Tamara Lowe and Yakima Cuffy from Dominica.

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For more information about the festival, see their calendar of events here, or visit their website, and see you there!