St Martins 22

The St Martin’s Book Fair 2022, which will be the twentieth edition, runs from June 2-4, 2022. The theme of the festival is “The Rebirth.”

St Martin is an island in the Caribbean that first hosted the St Martin’s Book Fair in 2003. The fair was founded by Shujah Alex Reiph, president of Conscious Lyrics Foundation, and Lasana M. Sekou, projects director of House of Nehesi Publishers. Since it was founded, it has offered people from St Martin books, free literary recitals, cultural performances, multilingual workshops, and exhibitions of educational and multimedia tools with upcoming and famous guest authors, workshops, and panelists from St. Martin and around the world

The 2022 fair is organised by Conscious Lyrics Foundation, in collaboration with Computech, USM, St. Maarten Department of Culture (MECYS), the Collectivity of St. Martin, and SOS Radio 95.9, in consultation with House of Nehesi Publishers Foundation.

Invited authors include Habiba Cooper Diallo (Canada), Geoff Goodfellow (Australia), Caleb Dros (St. Martin), Mara Pastor (Puerto Rico), Michael McMillan (United Kingdom), Nicole Cage (Martinique), Burnett Coburn (Jamaica/USA), Heddrick McBride (USA), Yvonne Weekes (Barbados), Faizah Tabasamu (St. Martin), St. Clair Detrick-Jules (St. Barths/USA), Max Rippon (Guadeloupe), Sharma Taylor (Jamaica), Max Rippon (Guadeloupe), and Saida Agostini (Guyana). The keynote speaker will be David Comissiong, Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM.

These guest writers are scheduled to conduct masterclasses and workshops, visit schools, take part in panel discussions, introduce their new books, sign autographs, meet the public, exchange with fellow writers, and recite for the international literary evening.

For our friends in St Martin, prepare for three days of literary greatness.