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St. John Author Introduces ‘Abbey the Ant’ at Book Signing

When single mother Shatik Stephens found herself stricken with Covid-19 and on the tough end of a layoff notice, she said she wondered where life would lead her next. The answer came quickly in the form of a writing enterprise serving young readers. On Saturday, former St. John Festival Queen Stephens sat down to a table in Mongoose Junctions to sign copies of her latest children's book.

STJ School of the Arts Welcomes Poet in Residence With Events Nov. 14-20

St. John School of the Arts will host its first Poet in Residence Jodie Hollander from Nov. 14 to 20, with a number of events planned for children and adults.

Upcoming Caribbean Magazine Launches Short Story Contest to Run Until 2022

This short story competition is open for all persons of the Caribbean and Central American diaspora. Information on eligibility will be provided this Oct. 15.

81C to Host Author Event to Celebrate Tiphanie Yanique’s Latest Publication

81C in historic Charlotte Amalie is hosting a ticketed author appearance event for Tiphanie Yanique, in celebration of her new publication Monster in the Middle.

Figure Drawing Classes Set for Friday on St. John

Artist Bryan McKinney will hold two figure drawing sketch classes on Friday, Oct. 1 on the open-air deck of the Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis restaurant on St. John.

The Caribbean Writer Calls for Creative Artwork for Volume 36 by Dec. 31

The Caribbean Writer has issued a call for artwork submissions to grace the cover and interior sections of volume 36 under the 2021 theme: “Disruption, Disguise and Illuminations.”

“The Extinction” and “Gazing Beyond” Poems By Filippo Cassinelli

In the islands rain drops cascade over the hills blanketing the landscape in a blueish grey mist, the solemn trees awake now.

‘Social Isolation’ Poem by Sandra C. Bradley

The Source Arts & Literature section highlights the work of our creative readers.

The Caribbean Writer Calls for Creative Work and Artwork for Volume 36

The Caribbean Writer (TCW) has issued a call for submissions for Volume 36 under the 2021 theme: “Disruption, Disguise and Illuminations.” Writers are invited to offer for consideration creative works exploring this theme in its widest permutations.

“Inscription at Drake’s Seat” Poem By Filippo Cassinelli

The Source Arts & Literature section highlights the work of our creative readers. All visual artists and creative writers are encouraged to share with us new works.

“Crossing” Poem By Filippo Cassinelli

The Source Arts & Literature section highlights the work of our creative readers. All visual artists and creative writers are encouraged to share with us new works.

Poem “Dear Derek” by Sandra C. Bradley

The Source Arts & Literature section highlights the work of our creative readers.

VI Council on the Arts Secures New Funding for Creative Aging Program

Virgin Islands Council on the Arts secured $23,000 for its project “Seniors Staying Connected.”

Tiphanie Yanique’s New Novel Is ‘Monster in the Middle’

Tiphanie Yanique’s new novel, “Monster in the Middle,” takes the reader on a generational love journey that spans some of America’s most perilous moments.

Virtual Memorial to Celebrate Timothy Graphenreed Held Feb. 28

Tony winners Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, George Faison, Emmy/Golden Globe winner S. Epatha Merkerson and others will celebrate Broadway’s Timothy Graphenreed.

V.I. Curator and Arts Advocate Launches Online Archive

This online archive seeks to support artists in archiving, preserving and making accessible – virtually and to the public – U.S. Virgin Islands visual and literary artistic responses to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Poem by Dr. Joseph DeJames

It seems like despite what we knew, the Red and the Blue / Are not the colors we thought occupied, with others, the crayon box.

MLK Day Poem By DaraMonifah Cooper

The Source Arts & Literature section highlights the work of our creative readers. All visual artists and creative writers are encouraged to share new works with us. 

Poem by Filippo Cassinelli

Defender in chief / of the republic / goose steps / on the boulevard.

CMCArts Is Offering Free Virtual Art Classes

The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts is now offering “Art at Home with CMCArts.”

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