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Making Connections

Making Connections

Making connections Women Writers Making connections... Three white women writers of Dominica - Jean Rhys, now the subject of a new and much acclaimed biography by Miranda Seymour, Phyllis Shand Allfrey, writer and politician, and Elma Napier, also writer, politician and early environmentalist. Here, superimposed on the elegant cover of the Rhys biography are the covers of books by Allfrey (The...

En Papillote reading by Mac Donald Dixon

En Papillote reading by Mac Donald Dixon

En Papillote reading by Mac Donald Dixon Papillote Press continues its En Papillote series with a reading by Mac Donald Dixon, author of the just published A Scream in the Shadows. A crime story, it is set in St Lucia. A death far from paradise.    

Papillote Press authors at Brooklyn Caribbean Lit Fest

Papillote Press authors at Brooklyn Caribbean Lit Fest

Papillote Press authors at Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival. Two award-winning Papillote Press authors - Diana McCaulay and Lisa Allen-Agostini - talk about the relationships between mothers and daughters at the recent Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yuaR9R0ZHo   Philip Nanton, biographer, poet, and performer talk about masculinity on "Bards and...

New Website

New Website

Here’s our glittering new website - thanks to the skills of Dominica-based designer Petrea of @bluecurtaincreative and @petrea_creates. It's cutting edge — mobile-friendly and generally user friendly. And it’s now so much easier to buy our books. Do you have a favourite Papillote Press title?    

Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day

It’s important to remember those who resisted slavery in the Caribbean - and not just on Emancipation Day (1 August). “In the Forests of Freedom” by the Dominican historian and anthropologist Lennox Honychurch tells the story of the Maroons of Dominica who threatened the island’s coastal plantations from their rainforest strongholds for two centuries. Think, too, of the legacy of those Maroons...

Launch of Dangerous Freedom by Lawrence Scott

Launch of Dangerous Freedom by Lawrence Scott

The launch of Lawrence Scott's new historical novel "Dangerous Freedom" took place in March 2021. It included a short film (see video link), readings by the author, and a Q & A session with Margaret Busby, publisher, editor, critic and chair of the 2020 Booker Prize. And, of course, participation from the audience.

Series of en Papillote Press Book Readings

A reading from Dangerous Freedom

A reading from RIFF

A reading from Home Home

A reading from Gone to Drift

A reading from The Art of White Roses

A reading from Abraham’s Treasure