The 2018 edition of the Calabash International Literary Festival is st June 1-3 at is customry home of Jake's Resort on the Jamaican South Coast.
This year's participating authors include Akala, Jamaica's Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison, Safiya Sinclair, Ishion Hutchinson and Malaika Brooks. Well-known actor Michael Imperioli (Sopranos) and David Simon, creator the landmark HBO show, "The Wire" will also be in attendance.
The Calabash International Literary Festival was founded in 2001 by three Jamaicans the novelist Colin Channer, the poet Kwame Dawes and the producer Justine Henzell. Their aim was simple—to create a world-class literary festival with roots in Jamaica and branches reaching out into the wider world.
A three-day festival of readings and music with other forms of storytelling folded in the mix, Calabash is earthy, inspirational, daring and diverse. After 10 successive years Calabash is now staged on a biennial basis on even years. All festival events are free and open to the public. Passion is the only price of entry. But voluntary contributions are welcomed.
The festival is produced by the Calabash International Literary Festival Trust (the Trust), which also produces publishing seminars and writing workshops. The Trust is affiliated with the Friends of the Calabash International Literary Festival, a registered 501(c)(3) corporation in the United States.