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CFVI Announces Availability of $1.3M in NEH Grants for Humanities Projects Funding

CFVI has partnered with the National Endowment for the Humanities since 2020 and since then has awarded nearly $1.3 million to community organizations throughout the USVI to support humanities programming and activities.

Poetry Out Loud Territorial Competition Set for March 9

Students will be taking part in the Poetry Out Loud Territorial Competition at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at Victor's New Hideout on St. Thomas.

The Caribbean Writer Announces Prize Winners for Volume 37

The Caribbean Writer (TCW), an international, refereed literary journal published by the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences each year, has announced its prize winners for Volume 37 published in December 2023.

Poem “Happy New Year” by Sandra C. Bradley

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CFVI Seeks Nominations for 2024 National Book Festival

CFVI) is seeking public input to help select the USVI Center for the Book's 2024 Great Read submissions to represent the territory at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Caroline Rogers’ New Book Captures Images of Sea and Sky; Book Signings on Dec. 14 and 19 at Boulon Gallery

Every few years, someone in the Virgin Islands publishes a book of nature photography that is bound to become a classic, a book that reminds locals about why they love where they live and stirs up the longing to return among those who have come and gone.

The Caribbean Writer Releases Volume 37

Volume 37 boasts insightful and exciting poetry, short stories, personal essays, interviews and book reviews by established, as well as emerging, writers from within the Caribbean and its diaspora.  Through the 2023 theme, each submission contends with ideas percolating in the region and its diaspora with

Bajo El Sol Gallery to Publish Poems Performed at Rhyme & Lime, Seeks Submissions

Poets are asked to choose one to three of their favorite poems they have written and performed at Rhyme and Lime between 2019-2023.

Bajo El Sol Gallery Holds Book Signing for St. John Artist Theodora Moorehead

Bajo El Sol Gallery will kick off the 2023-2024 season with a book signing for renowned St. John artist Theodora Moorehead on Friday, Oct. 6, to celebrate the release of her book, “When the Spirit Tells Me to Stop.” Guests can purchase a signed copy between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm, and meet the artist.

‘The Queens of Spade,’ a Poem and Analysis by Winston Nugent

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O.D. Alexander Reviews ‘I Paved the Way for Real Divas’ by Arthur Petersen

Arthur Petersen is a product of the Virgin Islands Public Schools and has worked as a paraprofessional for 20 years. He explores the world of select women in classical music from the early 1800s to the present. The book is divided into three parts.

Review: “Masqueraders, Musicians and the Old Time St. Croix Christmas Festival”

O.D. Alexander reviews “Masqueraders, Musicians and the Old Time St. Croix Christmas Festival” by Dr. Karen C. Thurland.

Come Home to St. Croix 2023 Opens at Whim Museum

Come Home to St. Croix is a very “inclusive celebration” that was started 13 years ago in 2011 by the Landmarks Society of St. Croix. On Sunday afternoon, in the heat of the day, folks found their way to the celebration on the grounds of the Whim Plantation Museum.

Poem “At What Price?” by Sandra C. Bradley

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‘Portal’ Celebrates 175th Anniversary of VI Emancipation With Poetry and Photography

As part of this celebration, Tiphanie Yanique and Stephanie Hanlon, with the support of the Virgin Islands Head Curator Monica Marin, have crafted a book of poetry and photography called “Portal.”

‘Fish and Fungi: The National Dish of the V.I.,’ a Poem by Winston Nugent

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Poem “My Hurricane Season Prayer” by Sandra C. Bradley

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Teacher from St. Croix Announces Second Book in ‘Adventures of Khari’ Series

St. Croix native Julio Petersen III, an elementary school teacher in Houston, Texas, has announced the publication of his second book in his children’s series, “The Adventures of Khari.”

CFVI Selects Two Books to Represent USVI Literary Heritage for Library of Congress Center for the Book

The selection process for USVI's Great Reads began in March with CFVI opening a public nomination form for community members to submit book recommendations. All nominations were reviewed and scored by a group of local experts in the literary field who recommended the final selections.

Two Book Signings Planned on St. John for Author Margie Smith Holt

Every so often, someone with a sharp eye and a way with words lands in a unique locale, pays attention and then nails it in print. Such is the case with Margie Smith Holt who fled to Coral Bay in 2004, and in a surge of liberation following a heartbreak, flung herself into a world that seemed to exist beyond the bounds of time – until Hurricane Irma did its worst in 2017.

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