Anouska Kock, founder of Caribbean Literary Salon

A new online community designed for fans of West Indian literature aims to leverage Caribbean commonality across the power of the internet to create a networking tool that will strengthen bonds between readers, writers, publishers and book clubs in the Caribbean and its Diaspora.

Caribbean Literary Salon (, which was launched on March 1st 2010 by freelance writer Anouska Kock, connects literary enthusiasts to not only their peers, but also to news feeds and event information.

The Caribbean Literary Salon’s design is driven by the needs of Caribbean readers like myself,” says Anouska Kock.

I have noticed a high interest in networking among book lovers from our region, but existing platforms don’t fully address their most important need: information and tools that are specifically geared to connecting, discussing and sharing. The Caribbean Literary Salon hopes to fill that void.”

Built as a Ning Network, The Caribbean Literary Salon offers a tailored networking environment for those interested in Caribbean literature and poetry. It allows members to discuss the West Indian literary field, share stories, news, insights, connect and make friends. Members of the Caribbean Literary Salon can also upload books, add photos and post videos. Each member gets a personal profile page to share personal information and make friends with other members.

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