Mailbox – New Bermuda Anthology

I heard recently from Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson, folk life officer with the Ministry of Social Development and Sports Department of Community and Cultural Affairs in Bermuda. I participated with her in a 2016 editing workshop in Guyana and remember being impressed in our chats with some of the programmes they have there – by the by, they’ve also been working on a cultural policy which she reports presenting on recently at CARIFESTA (of interest to me, because of our own moves in that direction here in Antigua and Barbuda). The news I want to share though, that she passed on is the recent launch of The Stories We Tell: Bermuda Anthology of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, edited by Grenadian sci-fi author Tobias Buckell. He was Bermuda’s writer-in-residence in 2014 and some of the stories in the collection came out of his workshops in Bermuda (this is a great model for how to develop the literary arts in a country). Participants also benefited from skyped sessions with Barbadian sci-fi author Karen Lord (who, by the way, edited the recent Caribbean collection New Worlds, Old Ways).

stories we tell

The cover image for The Stories We Tell is by Bermudian artist Graham Foster, a number of Bermudian artists are also included in this collection.

Other announcements concerned their new writer-in-residence cycle (with a focus on screenwriting) and the launch of The Art of Traditional Crafts and Play in Bermuda.

Good going, Bermuda.

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