Art + Literature

Jamaica is a tiny country but because of the strength and character of its people and their innate creativity its footprint is immense. No where is that impact most illustrated than in the arts: music, dance, drama, literature, art, and all those pursuits that lights up life, brings out the best in humanity, feeds and nourishes the soul."


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Art + Literature


A variety of our brightest lights in arts and literature



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A tribute to Jamaica 50 Years!

In honour of the Jamaica Independence celebration of 50 years – The Jamaican national flag will be presented on the big screen at Celebration Square during July and August alongside the Canadian flag.  The Jamaican flag of black, green, and gold was adopted on August 2, 1962.

Saturday July 14th, 1 – 3 pm Walk the Talk with Jamaica 50 Committee, artist Ebony Patterson, exhibition Curator Dr. Veerle Poupeye, and AGM Curator Stuart Keeler. Join us at the Art Gallery of Mississauga for a casual stroll throughout the gallery with National Gallery of Jamaica Executive Director Dr. Veerle Poupeye, artist Ebony G. Patterson, and AGM Curator Stuart Keeler.

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JAMAICA 50 A Literary Legacy at Harbourfront Centre

September 19th, 2012 Harbourfront Centre’s Literary Arts department, Authors at Harbourfront Centre

To paraphrase novelist Anais Nin, Jamaica’s history breathes through its literature, cries out with its literature, and sings in its literature. In other words, literature is central to our culture, and we have every need and use for it. The Harbourfront Centre is especially aware of the power invoked by the written word, and celebrates it in the Reading Series, an event that hosts numerous writers with unique literary voices.

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The Book

A Celebration!

Jamaicans in Canada
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