Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bold and Decisive 'The Caribbean Writer' Launched, Memorial Planned for Former Editor

The 24th edition of the "The Caribbean Writer" was released to the public in grand style with a launch party on Sept. 30, at the Great Hall of UVI’s St. Croix campus.

The event included readings from the journal by UVI students and local contributors, live jazz by the St. Croix Central High School Jazz Band and Caribbean appetizers.

"The Caribbean Writer," an anthology produced annually by the University of the Virgin Islands, has been coined "the literary gem of the Caribbean" by its new editor Dr. Opal Palmer Adisa. Bold and decisive, volume 24 features 80 pages of poetry, 200 pages of short-stories, and personal essays by established and emerging writers from the entire Caribbean region, as well as the Caribbean diaspora. In addition, there is a special 70 page tribute to three of the Caribbean’s intellectual giants who passed last year, Rex Nettleford, Trevor Rhone and Wayne Brown. Completing this impressive collection are over 20 reviews of books by Caribbean writers and scholars.

In honor of its past editor Marvin E. Williams, the staff of "The Caribbean Writer" will host a Scholarship Drive and Memorial for Marvin E. Williams from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, in St Croix, with a videoconfrence link to the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus. For more information visit or call 692-4152.