Celebrating sixteen years on July 2, 2020, we present our memorable moments.

In celebration of the 16th year of the Commonwealth Writers of The Bahamas, I present to you University of the West Indies student, Dania Rolle who delighted the audience with a Gospel selection at the 14th Annual Writing Awards at Melia Nassau Beach Resort, Nassau Bahamas, March 14th, 2020.

Coronavirus, Covid 19

This virus has created a global health crisis that has a deep impact on the way we perceive our world and our everyday lives. It has created a sense of doom and fear to travel and the enjoyment of the simple things of life.

For the Commonwealth Writers, 2019 was a very successful year with several literary and cultural events for writers . There were the Saturday meetings at Chapter One Book Store at the University of The Bahamas: The “Gate Way to History” bus tour, “Under The Tamarind Tree Readings” in down town Nassau, Bahamas, ” and the Splash Down Into Writing and Publishing Workshop, “.

Before Covid 19 swept across the countries of the world including The Bahamas, life was relatively normal. Our non-profit organization continued to assists writers in particular our students , preparing them for the future, eventually emerging as skilled creative writers. We also worked diligently on our Film “Pompey A Slave’s Revolt”.

This film has been on the drawing board since June 2nd 2016. We needed $20,000.00 to film the Pilot Scenes, but could find no sponsors or grants.

In February 2020, we began to prepare for the greatest event of 2020, which is the 14th Annual Writing Awards on March 14th, 2020. for adults and students. As time drew near, panic replaced joy for many persons. The Writing Awards were very successful with no thoughts about the pandemic nor the consequences.

It is not business as usual in our town now.But, we must accept the new normal..

Junior Writers

Listed are the schools in The Bahamas who participate in the 2019 Annual Short Story/Poetry Competition.

Cat Island: Arthur’s Town, Orange Creek, Old Bight Primary

Eleuthera: Governor’s Harbour Primary

Exuma: Mt. Thompson Primary, Moss Town Primary

Grand Bahama: Mary Star of The Sea

New Providence: Palmdale Primary, Centreville Primary, , A.F. Adderley, St. Augustine’s College, Lyford Cay International, Bahamas Academy.

The 11th Annual Short Story/Poetry Competition/Writing Awards/2016

Every year for the past eleven these competitions are held in the Bahamas to  showcase the creative writing skills  of students.

There are many Islands in the Bahamas, here are the names of the larger Islands: Abaco, Acklins, Andros, Berry Islands,Bimini, Cat Island, Crooked Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Grand Bahama,Harbour Island, Inagua, Long Island, Long Cay, Mayaguana, New Providence, Ragged Island, Rum Cay, Spanish Wells and San Salvador.

Although separated by miles of Ocean Sea, the students  on these Islands are connected to the World by the Internet.In these quiet atmosphere,students are writing stories that  will please Screenwriters/Film Producers.

We are the “Commonwealth Writers of the Bahamas” ensuring that students  are well versed in Literacy, Bahamian History and Culture.The 11th Annual Writing Awards, a Red Carpet Event  that Honors the best in Creative , Skilled Writers will be held on February 18th, 2017 at Melia, Nassau Beach Resort, February 18th, 2017.Students age 7-17 will participate.

We will be pleased also to have you join us in Nassau or make a donation for our students.

Send us an email:commonwealthwriters@yahoo.com

 

 

Word Press

I never realized the importance and convenience of having a Word Press Web Site until today, June 9th, 2014.I am in awe at the convenience of  adding texts, photos and information at the touch of my Computer keys.  

I must admit the stress that is  associated with another Company where “The Commonwealth Writers of the Bahamas” have operated a Small Business Account. We have not been able to update our Web site for almost one year due to their Internet Malfunction.

But Patience is a Virtue which has caused me to turn to “Word Press.com” for this service of which I am grateful.

Thank you.

Bahamas Cultural Events and Tours

“Bahamas Cultural Events and Tours” is a Non Profit  Fundraising Company that connects Bahamian History and Culture with fun filled party events.

The purpose is to encourage and assist students to develop creative ideas and talents.

Officers: Vera Jane Chase -President

Stacia Major -Vice President

Cynthia Gibson Treasurer

Tanya Chase Secretary

Justin Major – Marketing