Author Terry McMillan To Speak At 2012 Anguilla Lit Fest

Terry McMillan, Randall Robinson and other authors will be guest speakers at the 2012 Anguilla Lit Fest. These guest speakers at the Anguilla Lit Fest are aimed at influencing aspiring authors, as the Lit fest will feature informative workshops and empowering panel discussions.

anguilla Lit Festival logo

anguilla Lit Festival logo

Terry McMillan, Randall Robinson and other authors will be guest speakers at the 2012 Anguilla Lit Fest. These guest speakers at the Anguilla Lit Fest are aimed at influencing aspiring authors, as the Lit fest will feature informative workshops and empowering panel discussions.

Calender of events

Thursday, May 24, 20128:00am Breakfast and morning at leisure11:45am Pick-up from Host Hotels for lunch at Davida's Restaurant.1:00 pm Pick up for transfer to Teachers' Resource Centre1:30-2:30 pm Champion Pursuit of Literacy with Anguilla's Primary School students

Special Guests:Hill Harper, Author/ActorTerry McMillan, Author/ProfessorRandall Robinson, AuthorMalaika Adero, Author/PublisherCrystal McCrary, Author/EditorLasana Sekou, Author/Publisher6:30 , 8:00 pm Welcome Cocktail for all delegates and invited guests at Paradise Cove Resort.

Friday, May 25, 2012

7:00 am -8:00 am Late Registration at Paradise Cove8-9:30am Rise and Shine Breakfast Presentation at Paradise CoveFeatured Speakers: Lasana Sekou, Author, Founder of House of Nehesi Publishers (St. Martin) Hill Harper, Author, Actor Sheryl Lee Ralph , Author, ActressCoffee Break Sponsored by Coral Reef Bookstore10-11:45am Panel Discussion , Topic: Writing is Just the Beginning: The New Publishing RulesModerator: Stephanie Stokes Oliver, Author/ Former Editor, Essence Magazine (USA/Anguilla)Panelists: Malaika Adero, Vice President, Senior Editor, Atria Books/Simon & Schuster (USA)Marva Allen, (HueMan Bookstore/USA), Marie-Elena John, Author (Antigua/USA), Lasana Sekou, Author, Founder of House of Nehesi Publishers (St. Martin), Amy Berkower, Author, Agent (USA/Anguilla)12-1:30pm Maverick Luncheon Presentation , Topic: So You Want to be a Bestselling Author? The Real DealKeynote speaker: Terry McMillan, Author (U.S.A)Special Guests: The Students and Teachers of the ALHCS1:30-3pm Panel Discussion , Topic: Artists On the PageModerator Crystal McCraryPanelists: Allison Samuels, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Hill Harper3-4:30 pm Creative Writers' Workshop , Topic: From Inspiration to PublicationPresenter: Randall RobinsonGuest appearance: Terry McMillanSpecial Guests: The Students and Teachers of the ALHCS7:30 pm A Celebration of the Anguillan Arts:featuring salon-style readings, musical performances & art displays

Saturday, May 26, 2012

8-9:30 am Rise & Shine Breakfast Presentation at Paradise Cove , Topic: VoicesFeatured speakers: Crystal McCary (USA) Marie-Elena John (Antigua/USA), Dwayne Adams (Anguilla), Patricia Adams (Anguilla)Coffee Break Sponsored by Coral Reef Bookstore10-11:45am Master Class , Topic: Honing Your GiftKeynote Speaker: Terry McMillan12-1:30pm Thought Leaders' Luncheon -Topic: We Are One: Writing About the DiasporaKeynote Speaker: Randall Robinson2-4:30 pm Opportunity to experience the Valley Street FestivalFeature: A Literary Jollification Drum Circle6:30pm Presentation , Topic: Discover Anguilla at Davida's RestaurantKeynote Speaker: David Carty, Author, Producer, Nuttin Bafflin (Anguilla)7:30 pm A Taste of Anguilla9 pm-Onward Experience Anguilla After Dark (Optional)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Breakfast at leisure9:00 am , 12:00 noon Opportunity to craft your personal Anguilla Experience: Spa, Arts, Shopping, Golf, Tennis, Island Tour (sign-up for optional packages , additional costs apply)12:15 pm Transfer to Sandy Ground. Lunch @ Johnno's Beach Stop featuring Live Jazz OR Sandy Island, a quintessential Robinson Crusoe-like offshore cay (sign-up for optional packages (additional costs apply)4:30 pm Return to Host hotels.Afternoon and Evening at leisure.