by Arida Wright……. The 36th Annual Key West Literary Seminar was held here Jan. 11-14, 2018. I was blessed to attend the Writers’ Workshop held Jan. 15-19, 2018 through a scholarship a writer friend helped me apply for. The experience was totally transforming. Their theme this year was Writers of the Caribbean and according to the President, Diane Shelby, “They paid tribute to the rich literary tradition of our Caribbean neighbors and kin.” This event sold out in twenty minutes last year. Before I moved to [continue reading…]
by Arida Wright…….. Cayo Hueso is what Key West was named by the Spaniards. It means small island of bones. Amidst all the folklore of Indians, pirates, wrecks-a-shore, ghost stories, hauntings, Africans in slave ships and Bahamian settlers comes the mystery of how Key West, being just a little dot on the map, sitting in the middle of the ocean where a majority of its residents make their living, survives killer storms.
by Arida Wright © 2017……. ‘Tis The Season Jesus is the reason For the season But once again Santa takes center stage So songs of Silent Night Are used to sell diamonds On Black Friday Cyber Monday So much emphasis on shopping When many of us Would rather spend our time worshipping, Focusing Singing songs of praises, celebrating Arms raised I do not understand All the emphasis On a man who is a fictional character And a real Jesus Is the reason for the season [continue reading…]
by Arida Wright……. A landmark vote was passed at the BVRAC (Bahama Village Redevelopment Advisory Committee) meeting held December 7, 2017 at City Hall. The BVRAC was established in 2008 by the City Commission. Their duties are to recommend to the CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency) projects within Bahama Village best suited for the use of redevelopment trust funds and to review applications from individuals and organizations eligible to receive TIF (Tax Increment Finances) funds.