The organizers of the Nature Island Literary Festival and Bookfair have announced new dates for this year’s 9th Edition of the popular event.
Usually a part of the Emancipation Celebrations held on the weekend after Emancipation Day, the Festival formed a fitting end to the Emancipation Celebrations but the organizers lamented the poor attendance of Teachers and Students, many of whom travel out of Dominica for their summer vacations.
Deputy Chair of the Festival, Dr. Alwin Bully, said that the Committee felt it was most important that young people be exposed to the best writers of the Caribbean and introduced to the many careers that were open to them in the fields of writing and publishing.
This year’s Main Event will be on Sunday September 11th at the UWI Open Campus at 10 a.m. followed by a Mero Beach Rhyme from 3-9 p.m. On Monday September 12th, there will be a Special Schools Festival Showcase at the Arawak House of Culture.
All events are free and open to the public.