We are a Non Profit Organization, Registered in Nassau, Bahamas on July 2nd, 2004. Our Vision is to reach
The Bahamas and the World through the written word.
Our membership includes students, they appear above as" Pirates of Nassau" on an entrance march at the Awards Night Ceremony for Writers on May 24th, 2008, at the Nassau Yacht Club. The Junior Writers are from eight years to fifteen years old.
Our purpose is educational, to ensure that all members who are interested in becoming Published Authors or have a Career in Writing receive the basic skills.
To pursue excellence in literary skills is one of our goals.
This site will introduce you to the beautiful people of the 700 hundred Islands of the Bahamas.
The Hermitage at Mt. Alvernia, Cat Island Bahamas.
1. Read and Perform at Cultural Events.
2. Visit schools and mentor Junior Writers.
4. Conduct monthly Meetings.
5 Writing Competitions.
We Assist Writers with Publishing.
We provide an Editing Service.
Information on ISBN and Bar Codes.
Adult Membership Fee is $50.00 annually.
Student Membership Fee is $25.00 annually.
Membership is not limited to the Bahamas.
International Members are welcome.
Junior Writer -Aaron Major - Six Years old,
leading the Roots Junkanoo Group, December
25th, 2008 on Bay Street. At six years old, Aaron is the youngest member of the Commonwealth Writers of The Bahamas Junior Division.Front Front Row Guests At The Story Tellers Convention 2009. Nancy Conliffe, Junior Writers Chairperson, Dr.Evalena Bestman, Miami Fla. Chairperson for Int'l Affairs, Mrs. Marionette Poitier-Bethel, Father Michael Kelly, Angelique Mckay, Acting Director of Culture, Author Sandra Riley, Mrs. Elma Garraway, Permanent Secretary, Min. of Education.
as the first Premier of The Bahamas- Sir Roland Symonette.
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
Tel (W)_____________Tel (W)________
Student Yes/No. If Yes, Name of School/Institution____________________
Published Author. Yes/No. If Yes, Name(s) of Books Published_____________________-
Writing Interests ( ) Fiction ( ) Non Fiction
Poetry ( ) Children Story ( ) Short Story ( )
How to Books ( ) Bahamian Folklore ( )
Other ( )
(Application Fee $50.00 per adult/$25.00 per student annually)
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PLAN TO ATTEND.
The Second Annual Story Tellers Convention
The Theme "Many People, Many Islands, One Bahamas"
Under the Patronage of The Minister for Youth Sports and Culture, The Honourable Charles Maynard, at the
Wyndham Nassau, Crystal Palace Resort and Casino, Nassau, Bahamas, on Friday, February 19TH and Saturday February 20TH, 2010.
Friday Feb.19TH, 2010, Convention Opens
with Old Time Story Telling, Comedy, Spoken Words, Junkanoo, Arts and Craft, Exhibition of Bahamian Authors, and Reception.
Junior Writers will participate.
Saturday, February 20TH, 2010
"How To Write A Best Selling Novel"
Work Shop 10AM to 1:00PM.
Work Shop 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
"Steps to Writing a Book"
Saturday Feb. 20TH, 2010
8:00PM - Until, Listen and Dance to "Music That Influenced Our Culture". Rake and Scrape, Calypso, Junkanoo, Golden Oldies. etc.
Cost of Hotel Accommodations and Convention costs will be posted in 48 hours.
To assist some of our expenses,
A Souvenir Booklet will be produced and we encourage Writers and many Others to high light their Talents and Interests in a special featured Section for them. Advertisements, Greeting Short Stories, Poems, Anniversaries,
Congratulations etc are welcomed.All inside pages are printed in Black and White.
The costs are as follows:
Full Page $300.00
Half Page $150.00
Quarter Page $75.00
Back Outside Cover (Colour) $500.00
Front Inside Cover (Colour) $500.00
Back Inside Cover (Colour) $500.00
Pay On line and submit details
or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Commonwealth Writers of The Bahamas
National Short/Poetry Competition came to a close on February 28th, 2010.
The Writing competition included Students and Adults from around The Bahamas.
1. Xavier's Lower Catholic School
2. Our Lady's Catholic Primary School
3.St. Cecelia's Catholic Primary School
4. St. Bede's Catholic Primary School
5. St. John's College
6. D. W. Davis Jr. High
7.C.V. Bethel High
8.Ridgeland Primary(Adult Entry)
9.Nassau Christian Academy
10. Oakes Field Primary
1. Snug Corner Primary School, Acklins Island
2.Nicholls Town Primary, Andros Island
3. Dumfries Primary, Cat Island
4.Cabbage Hill Primary, Crooked Island
5. Bimini, All Age School, Bimini Island
6.Rock Sound Primary, Eleuthera Island
7. Governor's Harbour Primary, Eleuthera Island.
.8 Long Cay All Age Primary, Long Cay/Fortune Island.
Chynna Rose Foulkes - Junior Writer as Queen Victoria at the Story Tellers Convention, February 2009 at the Wyndham Nassau Crystal Palace Resort and Casino.
Sheena Glover-Berkley --Fiction,Non Fiction,Children Stories
Davnielle Butler - Poetry
Reece Butler -Poetry, Fiction,Children Stories
Shannon Butler - Short Stories, Poetry
Devard Campbell -Short Stories, Sports
Ferron Campbell -Poetry. Music, Sports
Dylan Cash - Poetry
Christie M. Culmer -Poetry, Drama
Mica Cunningham -Poetry, Short Stories
Litrell Deal (Long Island) - Poetry
Sydny Delancy - Poetry
Kephiyrah Etienne (Abaco) -Poetry, Short Stories
Jared Fitzgerald - Poetry
Melissa Ingraham- Poetry
Chynna Rose Foulkes - Poetry, Short Stories
Benjamin Moultrie -Grant - Fiction, Short Stories, Scripts.
Aja Knowles - Poetry, Drama
Aaron Major- Drummer, Junaknoo Artist, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field.
Justin Major - Poetry, How to Books, Track and Field.
Akini Morris - Poetry, Short Stories, Children Stories.
Jessica Petsch (Long Island), Poetry
Westinique Stubbs (Cat Island) -Poetry
Ashley Thompson - Poetry, Short stories
Fredericka Williams (Cat Island) Poetry
Keisha Kerr, Margaret Hepburn-Mckay, and Cynthia Knowles.
Yvette Cargill, Chynna Rose Foulkes