• Badejo, Fabian - Fabian Adekunle Badejo (St. Martin), author of Claude – A Portrait of Power, Salted Tongues – Modern Literature in St. Martin, and Fantasies – Love-making poems. He has produced concerts by kaisonian Mighty Dow and humorists Paul Keens Douglas and Fernando Clark. He has directed plays and film documentaries and presented scholarly papers on St. […]
  • Barnes, Dr. Clarice - The Sixth Lecture in the Memorial Lecture Series for Alphonsus “Arrow” Cassell Thursday November 14 The Chance Pond Mermaid and Diamond Snake Meme: Contending Issues in Gathering Our Volcano Stories The Chance’s Pond Mermaid and Diamond Snake folk tales are used as the starting point in exploring lived experiences of the Soufriere Hills Volcano from […]
  • Bernard, Emily - Emily Bernard is the Julian Lindsay Green & Gold Professor of English. She holds a B. A. and a Ph. D. in American Studies from Yale University. Bernard has received fellowships from the Alphonse A. Fletcher Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Arts Council, and the W. […]
  • Browne, Christene -   Born in St. Kitts, Christene Browne moved with her family to Toronto, Canada in 1970.She enrolled in the Film Studies program at Ryerson in 1985 and started her production company, Syncopated Productions Inc. in 1990. Her first two films Brothers in Music, a film about two struggling jazz musicians, and No Choices, a film that looked at […]
  • Clashing, Christal - Christal Clashing is a pioneer in aquatic spaces in her home country of Antigua and Barbuda. In 2004, at the age of 14, she became the first female swimmer to represent her country at the Olympic Games in Athens. She later joined Team Antigua Island Girls to become the first all-black team and first all-female […]
  • Daway, Patricia C. - Patricia C. Daway, was born on the Emerald Isle of Montserrat in 1976 to a Montserratian mother and Antiguan father. In spite of her arduous journey she has always had positive aspirations. After completing secondary school in Montserrat 1993, Patricia moved to Antigua for college and to London in 1998 for university. A year before […]
  • Greenaway, Sharmen - Sharmen Greenaway has a passion for writing, inspiring and motivating others through the written and spoken word. She is a prolific writer and Amazon Bestselling author with more than 22 books to her name. She was an editor for the online magazine, Focus of New York for two years. Sharmen is a Specialist Nurse with […]
  • Grills, Dr. Cheryl Tawede - Dr. Cheryl Grills is a Clinical Psychologist with a current emphasis in Community Psychology.  A national Past President of the Association of Black Psychologists, Dr. Grills, is a tenured, Full Professor at Loyola Marymount University and Director of the Psychology Applied Research Center. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Los Angeles County Sybil Brand […]
  • Groeneveldt, Tamara - Tamara Groeneveldt is an emerging poet from St. Martin. With her first book, “After the Storm” currently being in its second publication, it was labeled as a best seller. Groeneveldt has  performed on the same stage as famous Caribbean authors and storytellers such as Paul Keens Douglas  at the 2019 Carifesta in Trinidad Tobago. She […]
  • Hingston, Michael - Michael Hingston is the author of two books: Let’s Go Exploring, A History of the Comic Strip Calvin and Hobbes, and the novel The Dilettantes. His journalism has appeared in the Washington Post, the Guardian, Wired, and the Atlantic. He is currently working on a book of non-fiction about the Kingdom of Redonda.
  • Hoffman, LaShaunda - LaShaunda Hoffman is the author of Building Online Relationships – One Reader At A Time about how she created and promoted Shades Of Romance Magazine a digital magazine for readers and writers of multicultural literature for 20 years online. She’s a Book Promotion Strategist who teaches writers and business owners how to become Social Butterflies by developing creative […]
  • Johnson, Dion - Dion Johnson, also known as the Womanologist, is an ex-midwife and Director in public services, where she pioneered, co-ordinated and led special services serving highly vulnerable and marginalised client groups. Dion is a multi-award-winning Women’s champion with the re-powerment of women at the heart of her work. She works behind the global leadership scenes as […]
  • Joseph, Danny (PhD.) - Daniel Joseph hails from Harris Village where he sat at the feet of teachers of the St. George’s Primary School. Following masquerade to Town he attended the Montserrat Secondary School (MSS) after which he caught a LIAT return flight to Barbados. There, at UWI Cave Hill Campus, he did an undergraduate degree in Computer Science […]
  • King, Ronelle - Ronelle King is an Afro-Barbadian human rights activist and intersectional Caribbean feminist. In 2016, she founded the viral social media movement #lifeinleggings, which later evolved into a grassroots organisation, Life In Leggings: Caribbean Alliance Against Gender-based Violence through Education, Empowerment & Community Outreach. As Director, her role is to ensure that the organisation fulfils its commitment […]
  • Martin, Edwin -   Edwin Martin has been a journalist for 33 years. He worked at the Miami Herald from 1986 to 2016 in several capacities, including feature writer, reporter, senior copy editor and online producer. One of the highlights of his early career came in 1991 when he interviewed the great Michael Jordan. Martin, a native of […]
  • Mitchell, Carol - St. Kitts-Nevis born Carol Mitchell is the founder of CaribbeanReads Publishing and the author of eighteen books for children of all ages (three of those are forthcoming from HarperCollins). She holds an MFA in fiction, a certificate in editing from UC Berkeley, and has taught literature and creative writing at George Mason University in Virginia, […]
  • Richards, Jo-Annah - Jo-Annah Richards has been writing poetry since the age of ten and the release of her poetry collection “Beautiful Chaos” is the result of passion and perseverance. Her first book was The Ill Concepts of the Caribbean Woman. She has a passion for writing and regularly expresses it through creating speeches, poetry, short stories and […]
  • Roach, Myrle - An experienced dramatist, Myrle started her creative journey on her native island the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat with a passion for theatre. She played major roles in renowned Caribbean plays, such as “A View From the Bridge”, “Coming Home to Roost” and “Making It”, “Moon on a Rainbow Shawl” and “Old Storytime”. After the […]
  • Senior, Olive -   Olive Senior is the prizewinning author of 18 books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s literature. Her latest is the picture book BoonoonoonousHairwith illustrations by Laura James. Her many literary awards include the Commonwealth Writers Prize for her first book, Summer Lightningand most recently the 2016 OCM Bocas Award for Caribbean Literature for The […]
  • Thomas, Chavel - Chavel Thomas is a 26 year old Antiguan. He’s an avid photographer as well as a lifestyle & culture content curator.   On a daily basis you will find him either creating creative imagery using things you can find at home or conceptual photographing others at various locations. www.chavdakid.com    Session: 2020 AFWLITFEST – Using […]
  • Ward, Rochelle - Rochelle Ward [Faizah Tabasamu] is a St. Martin poet. She holds an MSc in Management Studies from The University of the West Indies. The English and Literature teacher at St. Maarten Academy high school has recited her poetry at demonstrations, slams, concerts, and literary festivals in Anguilla, Dominica, St. Martin, and Nevis. Ward’s poetry encompasses […]
  • Weekes, Yvonne (PhD.) - Dr Yvonne Weekes is currently a lecturer in Theatre at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. She started her teaching career in London in 1980 where she taught English and Drama. Returning to her parents’ homeland of Montserrat she continued her love for Theatre […]
  • Wilson, Eden (Vlogger) - The youngest competitor in the 2020 Miss Chicago’s Outstanding Teen Competition at just 13, Eden Wilson won the Interview Award, Entrepreneurship Award, Miracle Maker Award, and the People’s Choice Award, and is currently serving as Miss Chicago’s Outstanding Teen 2020 (teen competition within the Miss America System). She is a champion rhythmic gymnast, owner of […]