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The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture will launch its Gold Anthology, a collection of gold medal winning short-stories from the JCDC Festival held between 1999 and 2006. The launch will take place during the Jamaica Creative Writing Awards Ceremony & Exhibition Launch on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at The Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston.  

According to Editor of the Gold Anthology, Bena Nakawuki, “this anthology is a timely follow-up to the Festival Literary Anthology that was first published by the JCDC in 1987. It is a colourful presentation of gold medal winning short stories that reflects the many scenes of old and new Jamaica.”

Speech, Drama & Literary Arts Specialist at the JCDC, Andrew Brodber, further stated that this ‘Brand Jamaica’ product is of great quality and will stay with us for a very long time. He noted that Jamaican literary treasures are often hidden in the creative tapestry of our people. This feast of gold award works will provide new material for leisure, academics, as well as provide Jamaica with a billboard of creative works which may be considered for films and other creative outlets.

Some of the contributors of the anthology include Dionne Jackson Miller, Rudolph Wallace, Michael Record and Carroll Edwards. The foreward is by Professor Emeritus, Edward Baugh. The publishing of the JCDC Gold Anthology is sponsored by Pelican Publishers.

Creative Writing Awards

The backdrop to the launch is the awards ceremony of Jamaica Creative Writing Competition and Exhibition, which has been capturing Jamaican Literary expressions since 1963.  Over 50 awards of Merit, Gold, Silver, Bronze along with trophies and other prizes will be presented to amateur and professional writers, who have entered their creative works in Poetry, Short Stories, Novels, Essays and Plays during the 2013 Festival.


Members of the public will be given the opportunity to experience these award-winning works when they go on a National Exhibition tour, with the first stop at the National Library of Jamaica, downtown Kingston from November 7-22, 2013. The Exhibition will continue to tour the island through to July 2014 with stops at each parish library.

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