Authors & Presenters

  • Akinyemi, Atinuke Atinuke is a Nigerian-born storyteller. Scolded by her mother for exaggerating stories all her life Atinuke began telling stories professionally nearly 20 years ago. She is well known and loved for her charismatic style of telling traditional tales from both the African continent and the Africa diaspora. In the last 10 years Atinuke has also writing children’s books set in ...
  • Arrindell, Barbara Barbara Arrindell is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and holds an MBA (Human Resource Management). She manages and co-owns The Best of Books Bookshop in Antigua and has coordinated many activities aimed at improving literacy in Antigua & Barbuda and the wider region. She has published a children’s colouring book Antigua ...
  • Blackwood-Meeks, Dr. Amina Symposium in the Memorial Lecture Series for Alphonsus ‘Arrow’ Cassell “Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for National Development”   KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Forgetting Weself: Hari Kari Dr. Amina Blackwood-Meeks currently serves as College Orator and Lecturer in Caribbean Cultural Identity at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. She is a political scientist, cultural studies specialist, educator, award-winning ...
  • Dickinson, Sarah Sarah has written two reference books, How to Take on the Media and Effective Presentation and two novels, A Slice of Lime, a comedy set in the Caribbean, and Crocodile Clips, a satire based on the early days of an all-speech commercial radio station. She has a collection of short stories, Melody and two travel ...
  • Gegele, A-dZiko Simba Born in London, England to a Nigerian father and Jamaican mother, A-dZiko Simba Gegele is a writer, storyteller and spoken word artist whose work covers diverse genres including prose, poetry and scriptwriting for theatre, radio and television. Simba’s work speaks on global themes of societal inequity, oppression and environmental abuse as well as intimate themes ...
  • Keens-Douglas, Paul Known as Tim Tim in the theatrical world, Paul Keens-Douglas is one of the most eloquent and best-known raconteurs and social commentators in the English-speaking Caribbean. Born in Trinidad he spent his early childhood in Grenada where he attended Presentation Boys College. He holds diplomas in Commercial Broadcasting and Radio/TV Production from Announcer Training Studios and ...
  • Nisbett, Claytine Claytine was born in Antigua but was raised in New York. Over the years she garnered a passion for community development and awareness, especially as it relates to gender equality and violence against women. She has expressed her writing talent through her blogs, short stories, poems, and now her first Novel, Life as Josephine. Through her ...