THE READER: Author Sonia King in Treasure Beach.
After spending weeks in the proverbial pipeline, Shelf Life is a go. The inaugural season of the exciting new arts-based TV show stars airing on FLOW 100 this Tuesday at 6:30 pm, with repeat airings scheduled for Thursdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 8:30pm. Hosted by Judith Falloon-Reid, author and founder of the Independent VoYces Literary Fair, the programme features in-depth conversations with Jamaican authors, readings, a Carlong pick of the week, and a list of the Top 10 fiction bestsellers at the St. Andrew-based Bookophilia bookstore.
The primary highlight of the pilot episode is a conversation with Sonia King, author of the bestselling Jacket or Full Suit: Paternity Testing from a Jamaican Perspective. Sonia delves into her experiences, often humorous, as a medical technologist with over 30 years of experience in genetic testing. Among the authors who will make appearances this season are Melanie Schwapp, author of Dew Angels; Jermaine Gordon, author of The Colour and Power of Your Thoughts; Beverley East, Reaper of Souls; and Anjahi Parnell, The Biography of Princess Menen Afsaw.
Shelf Life is recorded in Kingston at Bookophilia and sponsored by TALLAWAH Magazine, Jamaica Business Journal, JAMCOPY, and Bookophilia, in association with Organocoffeeguy.com and Carlong Publishers.