Olive Senior

Author of The Pain Tree and Dying to Better Themselves confirms attendance Palaver 2015 2015 April 10: The Pain Tree, the latest work by Olive Senior, will be among the recently published books featured at Palaver 2015 (August 8 and 9) in Wasaga Beach, Ontario. Celebrated poet, novelist and short story writer, Olive Senior won […]

Palaver honours Hon. Olive Lewin

‘you don’t practice until you get it right, you practice until you cannot get it wrong’ – Olive Lewin   Palaver honours Dr. the Hon. Olive Lewin Dr., the Honourable, Olive Lewin, OD, OM did monumental work in researching, documenting, defending, preserving and presenting Jamaica’s rich cultural history as: Musicologist Author Founder/Director of the Jamaican […]

Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada | Perfect for a Caribbean Literary Festival

Why is Wasaga Beach, north of Toronto, Ontario the ideal setting for a major Caribbean literary festival? The answers are many and may be discussed from perspectives of history, geography and even demographics. CANADA The relationships between Canada and the Caribbean are traced over 300 years. Even before the British gained control of the lands […]

Palaver welcomes first corporate partner

Jamaican firm confirms 3-year support of literary festival in Ontario 2015, March 21: The Palaver International Literary Festival has confirmed its first major partner. Jamaica National Building Society Toronto Representative Office (JNBS TRO) has confirmed its support of the festival for three years 2015 to 2017. The Palaver International Literary Festival will have its inauguration […]

Wasaga Beach mayor welcomes Palaver

The Mayor of Wasaga Beach has encouraged residents of the town and visitors to “come and experience the tastes, sights and sounds of Palaver and the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay.” Responding to plans for the inaugural international literary event to celebrate Caribbean culture, the recently elected mayor, Brian Smith, said Palaver offers a unique […]

Wasaga Beach to host Palaver literary festival

The picturesque town of Wasaga Beach in Ontario has been chosen as the site for the annual Palaver International Literary Festival, a.k.a. ‘Palaver’. Just an hour north of Toronto, 35 kilometres west of the city of Barrie and a 10-minute drive eastwards from the quaint little town of Collingwood, Wasaga Beach (from which the town […]

A message from the Mayor of Wasaga Beach

Mayor Brian Smith “2015 marks the first year for Palaver in Wasaga Beach; offering a unique cultural experience that is the first of its kind in our community.  I personally encourage residents and visitors to come and experience the tastes, sights and sounds of Palaver and the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay that will play […]