The Caribbean Writer announces its Volume 27 Prize Winners - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

The Caribbean Writer announces its Volume 27 Prize Winners

Posted: Updated:
The Caribbean Writer has announced its annual prize winners from Volume 27, which highlights music and visual arts.

Kingshill, St. Croix, Virgin Islands (June 30, 2014)The Caribbean Writer has announced its annual prize winners from Volume 27, which highlights music and visual arts. Topping the list is a new annual prize: The Cecile deJongh Literary Prize ($500) awarded to an author whose work best expresses the spirit of the Caribbean. This new annual prize is donated by Governor, John P. deJongh in honor of his wife’s commitment to literacy. It was awarded to LuviaJane Swanson, who resides on the island of St. John. Her stories have appeared in the Fairy Tale Journal, Cabinet des Fees, and in the Sam’s Dot publications, Beyond Century and Aiofe’s Kiss.

The David Hough Literary Prize was awarded to Denise Campbell Laidler, a Jamaican born writer. This $500 prize is awarded to an author who is a resident of the Caribbean. It is donated by Sonja Hough, owner of Sonja’s Designs, the handmade jewelry designer in Christiansted, St. Croix, in memory of her late husband.

The Daily News Prize for poetry ($300) was awarded to Ernestia Fraser, a writer from Nassau, Bahamas. The Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for fiction ($400) was awarded to Leiso Edwards, a writer from May Pen, Jamaica. The Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonsky Prize for first time publication ($250) in The Caribbean Writer went to Caribbean writer, Mary Slechta who lives and teaches in New York City.

The Marguerite Cobb-McKay Prize to a Virgin Islands author ($200) went to Kate Melone of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, who has degrees in both Literature and Visual Arts. Her poems have been widely published in several volumes of The Caribbean Writer.

The 2014 edition of The Caribbean Writer, Volume 28, highlighting Contradictions and Ambiguities in the Caribbean Space, will be published later on in August. The Biographies and photographs of these winners will be featured in that journal.

THE DEADLINE FOR VOLUME 29 SUBMISSIONS IS DECEMBER 30, 2014.

For more information on The Caribbean Writer, please visit http://www.TheCaribbeanWriter.org.

Media Contact
Company Name: The Caribbean Writer
Contact Person: Rosetta Romain
Email: Send Email
Phone: 340-692-4152
City: Kingshill
State: Virgin Islands
Country: United States
Website: http://www.thecaribbeanwriter.org

Source: www.abnewswire.com

ReleaseID: 13149

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

    US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:59:07 GMT
    U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are shedding the caution that had...More >>
    A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.More >>
  • GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

    GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:42:40 GMT
    By TOM KRISHER Associated Press Auto Writer As General Motors prepares to report monthly sales results on Friday, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping...More >>
    By TOM KRISHER Associated Press Auto Writer As General Motors tackles a safety crisis, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record...More >>
  • Group: homeless assaults should be hate crimes

    Group: homeless assaults should be hate crimes

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:23:08 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A southwest Ohio homeless advocacy group wants assaults on homeless people to be considered hate crimes under the law. The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition says the designation of homeless people as a protected group would enhance penalties for offenders and help deter attacks. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that homeless coalition executive director Josh Spring says the proposal comes on the heels of the beating of a homeless man last weekend. Spring said one of the t...More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A southwest Ohio homeless advocacy group wants assaults on homeless people to be considered hate crimes under the law. The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition says the designation of homeless people as a protected group would enhance penalties for offenders and help deter attacks. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that homeless coalition executive director Josh Spring says the proposal comes on the heels of the beating of a homeless man last weekend. Spring said one of the t...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms