Toppa Top 6: The Caribbean’s Best Book Festivals

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May 29, 2014

3. The Bim Literary Festival & Book Fair
Bridgetown, Barbados

Though this year’s Bim Lit Fest, held earlier this month, was only the festivalโ€™s second-ever edition, organizers successfully brought writers from across the Caribbean and the world together to celebrate the Barbadian literary community. This yearโ€™s theme, โ€œCrossings: Breaking Borders,โ€ applied to both the local (migration to Panama) and universal (redefining gender), allowing for a wide range of panels and workshops. But the events are hardly limited to the academicโ€”thereโ€™s also a festival for local children and a full program of Bajan music. You’ll have to wait two years for the next one, though: like many of the Caribbean’s book fairs the Bim Lit Fest is a biennial event.