LISTEN OUT for a new and stimulating Barbadian radio show this January.
What's That You're Reading? will be airing on Q100.7 on Wednesdays at 1:30pm and repeated on Saturdays at 5:30pm.
Organized by Writers Ink Inc., with author and broadcaster Philip Nanton as its main host and members of Writers Ink as guest hosts, the show's main objective is to highlight Barbadian and other Caribbean writers as well as encourage more reading among the wider public.
What's That You're Reading? will hear writers being interviewed and book lovers carrying on lively discussions about what they're reading.
The first broadcast of the show is set for January 20, 2016.
What's That You're Reading? will also provide a platform for the third edition of the Bim Literary Festival & Book Fair, to be held in Bridgetown May 12-14, 2016, by featuring some of the works of the visiting writers, among them: the renowned Paule Marshall, Jamaican Poet Laureate Mervyn Morris, and award-winning writers Olive Senior and Cecil Foster.
Of course, What's That You're Reading? will be giving special attention to homegrown writers as Barbadians celebrate their 50th anniversary of Independence this year.
"It's time to show our support for the literature that we as a Caribbean people are producing and of which we should be justly proud," says well-known poet and teacher Esther Phillips, the founder of Writers Ink and Bim LitFest. "Hopefully, people will buy the books they're hearing about and other books as well and READ, READ, READ!!!"
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