A New Caribbean online Community for writers and Book Lovers

Anouska Kock, founder of the Caribbean Literary Salon

A new online community designed for fans of West Indian literature aims to leverage Caribbean commonality across the power of the internet to create a networking tool that will strengthen bonds between readers, writers, publishers and book clubs in the Caribbean and its Diaspora. Caribbean Literary Salon which was launched on March 1st 2010 by freelance writer Anouska Kock, connects literary enthusiasts to not only their peers, but also to news feeds and event information.

“The Caribbean Literary Salon’s design is driven by the needs of Caribbean readers like myself,” says Anouska  Kock. “I have noticed a high interest in networking among book lovers from our region, but existing platforms don’t fully address their most important need: information and tools that are specifically geared to connecting, discussing and sharing. The Caribbean Literary Salon hopes to fill that void.”

Built as a Ning Network, The Caribbean Literary Salon offers a tailored networking environment for those interested in Caribbean literature and poetry. It allows members to discuss the West Indian literary field, share stories, news, insights, connect and make fiends. Members of the Caribbean Literary Salon can also upload books, add photos and post videos. Each member gets a personal profile page to share personal information and make friends with other members.

For more information, visit http://www.CaribbeanLiterarySalon.Ning.com


3 responses to “A New Caribbean online Community for writers and Book Lovers

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  2. This is a good piece of content, I was wondering if I could use this blog on my Caribbean Wedding stories, I will link it back to your website though. If this is a problem please let me know and I will take it down right away.

  3. Some good information for Caribbean Writers, Historians, Researchers & Academics, who want to preserve our Caribbean Heritage for the future. We must keep writing, as it is not by accident that Europe got the jump on Africa.
    History has to be written, and not by word of mouth. The truth must be told
    regardless of race in the Caribbean. All the Archambeau & Thomas family history is now housed in: The Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections-
    York University Libraries 305 Scott Library, 4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3. Tel: 416 736 5442; e-mail: mmoir@yoryu.ca Head Archivist, Michael B. Moir. These books are in the UK, and hard to find in the Caribbean : “Untrodden Jamaica”1890, “Something about Obeah”1891, “The story of a West Indian Policeman-47 years in the Jamaica Constabulary” 1927, by Herbert T. Thomas my grandfather who crossed the racial divide. Along with my book “A Struggle to Walk with Dignity-the TRUE story of a Jamaican-born Canadian”2008, which tells the whole family story, and the struggle of a black man’s life in Canada to overcome adversity. My
    family Genealogy can be seen if you Google; User Pages: Jamaican Police
    Inspector Herbert Theodore Thomas. With thanks, so keep on writing Gerald.

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