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Book Swap – Encourage your child to bring a book to the library for another child to have.

10AM Daily from Monday, November 14 to Friday November 18, 2022, at the Montserrat Public Library in Brades.

Collect a used book and a chance to win news on Saturday’s Fun Day at the Montserrat Cultural Centre.

Alliouagana Festival of the Word – Thursday, November 17, to Saturday, November 19, 2022

Session 1 – Thursday, November 17, 2022

10:00 AM – Welcome Address – Nerissa Golden, Festival Coordinator

10:05 AM – Primary School Book Parade – Little Bay

Movie Night presented Goldenmedia

Session II – Thursday, November 17, 2022 (Montserrat Cultural Centre)

7:00PM – The Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat (St. Maarten) – Can four feisty friends last a weekend without talking?

Watch the Trailer

Special Advanced Screening of Deep Blue by HAMAFilms (Antigua & Barbuda) Synopsis: When David Hamilton, the architect behind a proposed luxury resort falls in love with Maya Bazelin an environmentalist hell bent on stopping the project, the stage is set for a tragic showdown between the developers and the small fishing community leaving their fragile marine environment hanging in the balance.

Stars: Jamaican-Canadian Actor, Peter Williams, Canadian Gemini-Award winning, Actress, Kim Huffman, British Actor, Tom Pritchard, Antiguan-British Actress, Julie Hewlett, and Rhoma Spencer.

“This story is near and dear to our hearts because it’s a story that resonates with people all over world and right here at home. It’s about the Marine Environment, says the film’s director, Howard Allen. “We’ve seen this, with steps we’ve taken as a nation to outlaw the use of single-use plastic bags and Styrofoam containers and community efforts to clean up our beaches. The film’s message aligns beautifully with the fight to ensure our environment is safe and healthy for future generations.”

Meet the Authors presented by Goldenmedia

Session III – Friday, November 18, 2022 (Watch on Facebook)

9:00AM – Authors visit Primary Schools

10:00 AM – Meet the Authors – TBA

10:15 AM – Meet the Authors – TBA

10:30 AM – Meet the Authors – TBA

Alphonsus “Arrow” Cassell Memorial Lecture Series

Session III – Friday, November 18, 2022 (Watch on Facebook)

5:00PM – Meet the Authors – TBA

6:00PM – Become a Better Creative Writer with UMPH – Deanne Whiskey-John

7:00 PM – How does preserving our dialects serve as a tool for nation building?  A discussion hosted by Speaker of the House and author Shirley Osborne featuring Ann Marie Dewar and others.

Session IV – Saturday, November 19, 2022 (Montserrat Cultural Centre)

10:00 AM – Book Launch Celebration – Intriguing Story by Sir Howard Fergus and The Professional’s Journal Series by Ian Gerald

11:00 AM – MVO Creative Writing Competition Winners Announced

12:00 PM – Book Launch Celebration of Cassava Kids by Roydenn Silcott (Montserrat) and Chronicles of Coryn by Coryn A Clarke (Trinidad & Tobago)

Family Fun Day until 5PM – Music, face painting, readathons, literary treasure hunts and more.

4:00PM – AFW LitFest Ends

Session V – Saturday, November 19, 2022

8:00 PM – Play on Words – After Party Event at Chit Chat Outback in Brades.