Owen Everard James travels to Canada for Palaver 2016

In 2010 when Owen Everard James published ‘Jamaican by Birth, American by Choice’ he finally entered a world that he had viewed from his window since he was a young boy growing up in Jamaica. He had always loved to write. However, his first attempt at being published in the local newspaper failed. The disappointed […]

‘No ordinary novelist’, Horane Smith confirms for Palaver 2016

One of the most prolific Caribbean-Canadian novelists of his generation, Horane Smith comes to Palaver 2016 with12 published titles; a growing reputation as a writer; and tributes and accolades from many who are themselves established. The 2016 Palaver International Literary Festival takes place in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, August 6 and 7, 2016. Horane Smith’s first […]

Dwayne Morgan brings spoken word to Palaver

When Dwayne Morgan uttered his first words of poetry at the 2015 Palaver festival, many members of the audience were hearing something different. The strong and sustained applause when he was done, amidst cries for more, was enough to indicate that spoken word would be a vital element of the annual festival in Wasaga Beach. […]

OWEN ‘BLAKKA’ ELLIS confirms for PALAVER 2016

One of Jamaica’s gifted sons, Owen ‘Blakka’ Ellis has confirmed his appearance at Palaver 2016 in Wasaga Beach, August 6 and 7. Palaver International Literary Festival 2016 is an annual celebration of Caribbean literature, music and cuisine. It is held in the picturesque little town of Wasaga Beach on the coast of Southern Georgian Bay […]

Palaver 2016 in beautiful Wasaga Beach

WASAGA BEACH About an hour north of Toronto, west of the city of Barrie, is the world’s longest fresh-water beach. Every summer this beach and the people of the town of Wasaga Beach which it borders plays host to millions of tourists who come to bask on any of its six pristine, white sand beaches. […]