Eating area at Jack Sprat at Treasure Beach

The Calabash Experience – Island Potluck at Jack Sprat-Treasure Beach

Check out this brief documentary on Jamaican food as experienced at Jack Sprat-Treasure Beach ...certainly a part of The Calabash Experience. Located on the western end of the property, cushioned in its very own bay, Jack Sprat serves up seafood prepared to your preference in a relaxed outdoor setting. But let’s not forget the pizza—it’s … Continue reading The Calabash Experience – Island Potluck at Jack Sprat-Treasure Beach

Moments from Calabash 2014

This year’s Calabash audience had the rare opportunity of hearing from the immensely talented Jamaica Kincaid – first in an amusing reading from her latest book, and then in a insightful and engaging conversation with Kwame Dawes.

News and Views by Dionne Jackson Miller

calabash 2014 032 Jamaica Kincaid at Calabash Photo by DJ Miller

This year’s Calabash audience had the rare opportunity of hearing from the immensely talented Jamaica Kincaid – first in an amusing reading from her latest book, and then in a insightful and engaging conversation with Kwame Dawes. The interchange included Kincaid’s description of the impact the Concise Oxford Dictionary had on her, as the only thing she had to read – punishment handed down to her seven-year-old self to copy out pages of “Paradise Lost” – passing comment on  letters to the Corinthians from “the constipated Paul” – and her request for a picture of the Calabash audience, which she said included the most black people she had ever seen at a reading, proving that black people do read (and write!)

I was also honoured to have been asked to participate in the celebration of this year’s featured book at Calabash 2014…

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