FRONT AND CENTRE: YA novelist Gwyneth Harold Davidson pulled triple duty at the fest this year, serving as chief organizer, programme co-ordinator and, to the delight of everyone, a presenter, reading a fictionalized account of the Paul Bogle story from her most recent book, Young Heroes of the Caribbean, which is being developed for radio.
READERS WELCOME: A peek inside the on-site bookshop, which carried a respectable assortment of West Indian titles, new and vintage, as well as used books (paperbacks and hardcover selections) priced from as low as $100. Everyone from Walcott and Selvon to Grisham and Cornwell.
TURNING PAGES: This female patron clearly found something to capture her gaze after spending some time browsing the bookstore. For $1000, you could take home a dozen or so almost-new novels.
MISS CLEAN: A vision in resplendent white, storyteller Amina Blackwood-Meeks greeted our lens moments after delivering one of the event's most entertaining readings ― two brisk and hilariously spun pieces about Mass Jabez and Likkle Miss Jing Bang, respectively, of which Jack Mandora himself would have approved.