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Write Montserrat: A  Literary Retrospective of Our Island’s Authors

10AM Daily from Monday, November 15 to Saturday November 20, 2021. 

Good Night Montserrat

7PM Nightly from Monday, November 15 to Saturday November 20, 2021. 

Readers from around the world share a children’s story. Students from the MVO’s Mountain’s Aglow project will read their poems.

Watch the Good Night Montserrat episodes here.

Alliouagana Festival of the Word – Thursday, November 18, to Saturday, November 20, 2021

Session 1 – Thursday, November 18, 2021

9:30 AM – Welcome Address – Nerissa Golden, Festival Coordinator

9:35 AM – Explore the Library’s exhibit with Librarian Sonja Smith

10:00 AM – Primary School Book Parade – Little Bay


Meet the Authors presented by Digicel

Session II – Friday, November 19, 2021 (Watch on Facebook)

10:00 AM – Meet the Authors – Jihan Williams

10:15 AM – Meet the Authors – Fabian Badejo

10:30 AM – Meet the Authors – Rochelle Ward

Alphonsus “Arrow” Cassell Memorial Lecture Series

Session III – Friday, November 19, 2021 (Watch on Facebook)

7:30 PM – Preserving and Expanding Arrow’s Cultural Legacy A discussion hosted by Gracelyn Cassell featuring Sawandi Cassell, Playwright David Edgecombe, Lawyer Warren Cassell and Author Andrew Skerritt

8:30 PM – The Future Story of Us A discussion hosted by Ben Meade featuring MLA Claude Hogan, Dr. Tiffannie Skerritt, Vocalist and Entrepreneur Nia Golden, Entrepreneur Jayesh Sadwani


Session IV – Saturday, November 20, 2021

10:00 AM – Workshop – Write a Book in 24 hours of 30 Days – Cameka “Ruth” Taylor, Author of the Rocket Writer and Founder of the Authorpreneur Summit

11:00 AM – Workshop – Book Aesthetics – The Look, The Tools and When to Ask for Help – Carol Ottley-Mitchell, Author and CaribbeanRead Publisher

12:00 AM – Workshop – Book Promotion Strategies – Nerissa Golden, Author and Media Strategist

Session V – Saturday, November 20, 2021

6:00 PM – Author Gala – Featuring Edwin “Red Ride” Martin, Sir Howard Fergus, Shirley Osborne, Norman Ryan, Nerissa Golden, Jennifer Joseph, Sharmen Greenaway and the Alliouagana Singers

Venue: Montserrat Cultural Centre

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at the Public Library and the Montserrat Arts Council

Music by Genesys Steel Orchestra