December 2, 2010

Searching for a Christmas Gift?

The Caribbean Writer – The Literary Gem of the Caribbean – is thrilled to introduce and launch 12 Months of Art and Poetry, our 2011 Calendar, a unique, one of its kind, beautifully designed monthly guide, each page a keepsake to be framed and treasured for years to come.

The 2011 Calendar is the first in a line of products that the journal, The Caribbean Writer, is launching to supports its efforts to promote good literature and ensure the future of a solid literary tradition in the Virgin Island as well as the greater Caribbean region. This calendar is an artistic integration of visual art and poetry, featuring the art of 13 local artists, Judith King, Ginger Anderson, Sana Hamed-Asad, LaVaughn Belle, Cynthia Hatfield, Elizabeth Keith, Alexis Lavine, Elisa McKay, Opal Palmer Adisa, Dolores Petachenko, Maud-Pierre-Charles, Robbin Robertson Polter, and Brenda Brown Taylor; and the poetry of  Opal Palmer Adisa, editor of TCW, other local poets, Edgar O. Lake and  Winifred “Oyoko” Loving, St. Thomians Elaine Warren Jacobs and Tregenza A. Roach, and other poets who have been published in the journal including, Michael Fraser, Ann-Margaret Lim, Nancy Anne Miller, Geoffrey Philp, Nadine Rogers, Berkley Wendell Semple, and Virgil Suarez.  Artists and poets donated their work to this new enterprise in lieu of copies for payment.

This exclusive calendar sells for the affordable price of $20.00 and each page is designed with the optimum goal of visual as well as literary stimulation.  In addition, the calendar lists the birth dates of some of the Caribbean most important poets, as well as all of the Virgin Islands holidays, independence dates of all the Caribbean islands, and other national holidays.

The calendar was funded through the generous donation of the Provost office at UVI and sponsorship from Plaza Extra and Marshall & Sterling.  This is a great holiday gift for children as well as adults, for lovers of arts and poetry, for those who appreciate beauty.  Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Al-Hijra, Ashura or none of the above or all of the above this is a great stockings stuffer, or gift for a teacher to say thank you for caring and helping your child to develop, or for a colleague whose affable smile makes your day goes easier, or as thanks to a medical provider for making you well, neighbor for being a good friend, postal worker for their efficiency and charming manner, gardener for helping to keep your home beautiful, grocer, your child for being good, your gym buddy who helps you to maintain your regiment, your mate for keeping the love alive, or for yourself for doing your best every day. 

The Caribbean Writer 12 Months of Art and Poetry Calendar will enhance your home and office and add aesthetic grace to any wall.

Single copies are $20.00, 3 copies are bargained at $50.00 and 6 copies are additionally bargained at $100.00 

Copies are available by emailing


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