Literary Arts

Background
Cultural Officer, Literary Arts – Ayesha Gibson-Gill

The responsibilities of the Desk include: 

  • Coordinating workshops, training seminars, and information to help further the island’s literary artists’ creative and professional development  
  • Assist Barbadian writers with professional and business development 
  • Coordinating and producing NIFCA Literary Arts Competition, NIFCA Literary Arts Showcase and NIFCA Balcony Book fairs and CARIFESTA Book Exhibits and Sales  
  • Publishing and developing content from the NIFCA Winning Words Anthologies 
  • Partnering with the Ministry of Education to encourage and develop creative writing in schools – e.g. Writers in Schools & Education Workshops for Teachers and Juniors 
  • Partnering with writers’ groups to facilitate book fairs and festivals 
  • Partnering with other creative groups to engender more engagement with Barbadian literature


Contact us

The National Cultural Foundation
West Terrace,
St. James, Barbados
246-417-6610