May 2009

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Peepal Tree presents


Millicent Graham

Esther Phillips

Velma Pollard

  A tapas selection of verse from the independent UK publisher based in Leeds. Specially curated for Calabash.

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Two the Hard Way
(Part Uno)



Junot Diaz

Edwidge Danticat


The 2008 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and the winner of 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. What else is there to say?

10:30 pm – Midnight

Flim Sho



Melvin Van Peebles


Conversation with the hippest brotha on the planet followed by a screening of his new film Confessions of a Ex-Doofus-Itchy-Footed Mutha.

Midnight – 2:00 am

Midnight Ravers




Tarrus Riley


The world-famous poet selects the music and reggae’s reigning prince sings live on the beach.