Author, Engineer, Professional Coach

Gregory Skeete, a.k.a. “Engineer Greg”, is a Barbadian author who also specializes in professional coaching, training, innovation and engineering.


Aprille L. Thomas' poems have earned her a growing number of accolades, including the Kamau Brathwaite Award for Literary Excellence and the Prime Minister’s Scholarship – Literary Arts.


In Kei Miller’s anthology, New Caribbean Poetry (2007), Tanya Shirley was selected as one of eight poets in whose hands the future of Caribbean poetry was secure.

Writer and Visual Artist

Katherine Tafari was not born in the Caribbean but has made it her home for the past 21 years.

Author and Teacher

Robert Edison Sandiford is the author of nine books, including Fairfield: The Last Sad Stories of G Brandon Sisnett, And Sometimes They Fly, and the graphic novel Gre

Jamaica’s Poet Laureate

MERVYN MORRIS is Jamaica’s Poet Laureate.  His books of poetry include The Pond, Shadowboxing, Examination Centre, On Holy Week and I been there, sort of:  New and Selected Poems.  He has also written criticism and biography:

Poet, Playwright, Storyteller, Actress

Eintou Springer is a Trinbagonian poet, playwright, storyteller and actress. Her many awards include a National Award for her contribution to arts and culture, as well as a Vanguard Award for her contribution to theatre.

Writer and Professor

Jane Bryce is  a Professor of African Literature and Cinema at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. Born in Tanzania, she was educated there and in the UK before gaining her PhD in Nigeria.


Heather Barker writes about the worlds of Caribbean women with a clear-eyed mixture of religion,  youthful feminism, and West Indian social commentary. In 2010 she was a finalist in Barbados’ foremost literary prize, the Frank Collymore Literary E

Esther Phillips
Director and Founder

Esther Phillips, founder and director of the Bim Literary Festival & Book Fair, is also editor of the Bim magazine.


Maria Holder Memorial Trust

Maria Holder Memorial Trust

WaterFront Cafe

Waterfront Cafe

The NodeHub

Island Inn Hotel


Days Bookstore

National Library Service


Maria Holder Memorial Trust