Diane Abu-Jaber
Meena Alexander
Robert Antoni
Wayne Armond
Russell Banks
Amiri Baraka
Eddie Baugh
Roger Bonair-Agard
Dionne Brand
Yvonne Brewster
Alwin Bully
Daniel Chavarría
Staceyann Chin
George Elliott Clarke
Oliver Clarke
Manthia Diawara
Mark Doty
Fae Ellington
Steve Golding
Francisco Goldman
Perry Henzell
Joan Andrea Hutchinson
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Niki Johnson
Konrad Kirlew
Li-Young Lee
Miles Marshall Lewis
Andrea Levy
Krist Novoselic
Stephanie Stokes Oliver
Ernie Ranglin
Lauren Saunders
Mbala’s artistic journey began with the Spanish Town-based Self Theatrical Movement. It continued at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, and in drama groups such as Sistren Theater Collective, where he was a set designer, costume designer, graphic designer and musician. He is a member of Akwaaba de Drummers, the acoustic quartet Naseberry Jazz and, with flautist/saxophonist Hugh ‘Papi’ Pape, The Papiumba Big Band — which, despite its name is a duet. Mbala’s work has been published in several anthologies including Focus 83, Wheel And Come Again: An Anthology Of Reggae Poetry and Voiceprint. He is a Vice President of The Poetry Society of Jamaica.

Program: Calabash Writers Workshop presents …