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2018 Round Up

Even though we are already looking forward to 2019 and the exciting line up we have scheduled for the new year, we like to take a look back at the accomplishments of the past year. Here are some highlights: We … Continue reading

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MBR – Another Great Review of Tata and the Big Bad Bull

The Midwest Book Review posted a very positive review of Tata and the Big Bad Bull by Juleus Ghunta. “Written in musical verse, Tata and the Big Bad Bull is a West Indies morality tale, with more than one kernel of wisdom … Continue reading

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The Old School Magazine Review – Tata and the Big Bad Bull

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine posted an enthusiastic review of Tata and the Big Bad Bull by Juleus Ghunta. Among other things, the reviewer points out that  “This cute children’s story is perfect for a read-aloud or beginning readers…This is an excellent … Continue reading

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Write a Winning Novel

The 2019 Burt Award for Caribbean literature aimed at young adults is now open for submissions and you may have written next year’s winner. The competition is getting increasingly tight and so it’s crucial that you submit your strongest and most polished … Continue reading

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Five Months, Twenty Thousand Words

The Burt Award for Caribbean literature is an annual prize given by CODE, a Canadian NGO committed to developing literacy world-wide.  The Caribbean version of the competition is open to Caribbean nationals and submissions should be at least 20,000 words … Continue reading

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Dolphin, the Arctic Seal, Returns to Antigua and Barbuda in an Inspiring Children’s Book

MEDIA RELEASE         Dolphin, the Arctic Seal, Returns to Antigua and Barbuda in an Inspiring Children’s Book St. Johns Antigua November 30, 2017 — Author, editor, and writing coach Joanne C. Hillhouse releases her latest children’s book, … Continue reading

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End of Year Round Up

Believe it or not, 2017 is almost over and it’s been an exciting year. Here are some highlights: We published Burt Award winning title, The Protectors’ Pledge and the Burt Award Short-listed title, Barberry Hill. We published our second activity book, … Continue reading

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CODE sponsored Read with Me author tour Trinidad November 8-11, 2017

Burt Award winning authors toured Trinidad this November, thrilling children and adults with their books. The event was sponsored by CODE and BOCAS Lit Fest.

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November issue of Zing Magazine available now

The November-December 2017 issue is now on LIAT planes. This issue’s Caribbean Lit page features books by Tracey Baptiste, Opal Palmer Adisa, and Jacob Ross, artwork by Danica David, and an interview with Haitian fiction author, Katia D. Ulysee. Pick … Continue reading

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Raise the Bar, a Youth Spoken Word Showcase

This weekend the Code sponsored BOCAS Lit Fest Burt Award book tour ended with Raise the Bar, a youth spoken word showcase at the Government Campus Plaza auditorium on Wrightson Road. This was a free and open event for all … Continue reading

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