Feb
25
6:00 pm18:00

Ébauches & Banboch - Yon atelier ekriti an fransè e an Kreyòl Ayisyen

  • Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance

“First Draft: Ébauches & Banbòch” is a series of writing workshops conducted in a fun (banbòch!), supportive and professional environment. It serves as a platform for writers with French/Creole Caribbean ties and various levels of writing experience as they learn/sharpen effective writing techniques to give voice to stories about the Caribbean-American experience.

Fabienne Josaphat will lead our first workshop in English, French, and Haitian Creole.
Theme: “Fille de Famille, Fille du Peuple: Class Stratification in the Caribbean”

Fabienne was born and raised in Haiti, and graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. She writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as screenplays. Her work has been featured in The Master’s ReviewGrist JournalDamselflyHinchas de PoesiaOff the Coast Journal and The Caribbean Writer. Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow is her first novel (Unnamed Press, 2016).


ABOUT READCARIBBEAN

ReadCaribbean is series of extensive readings and panel discussions highlighting the vibrant and diverse literary culture of the Caribbean. It is a Miami Book Fair Year-Round program created with the support of John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Green Family Foundation.

“In keeping with Green Family Foundation’s commitment to the diversity of Miami’s community, we are proud to partner with the Miami Book Fair in highlighting and featuring authors and creative minds from our neighbors in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Kimberly Green of the Green Family Foundation

ArtBee Exhibition @ 305 Brews Midtown during ArtBasel
Dec
2
Dec 3

ArtBee Exhibition @ 305 Brews Midtown during ArtBasel

  • 305 Brews Midtown

about ArtBee

ArtBee is a self-styled and bold visual artist, giving new meaning to abstract and color. He currently draws in an international following from his home base in Atlanta. His work is a study in encompassing the beauty of diversity. Accepted Jesus Christ - who literally saved and preserve ArtBee's life.

VODOU EXPLORATIONS
Nov
20
5:00 pm17:00

VODOU EXPLORATIONS

  • Miami Dade College (Wolfson Campus)

Vodou (in its various forms) is an integral cornerstone of West African roots culture. Contemporary authors and scholars will explore different facets of Vodou, offering fresh and diverse perspectives on the subject. This panel is presented in Kreyòl Ayisyen with Simultaneous Interpretation in English.

REFORMATION: WOMEN ON HISTORY, MYSTERY AND INSPIRATION
Nov
20
2:00 pm14:00

REFORMATION: WOMEN ON HISTORY, MYSTERY AND INSPIRATION

  • Miami Dade College (Wolfson Campus)

Authors on this panel have produced works that force the reader to re-contextualize their perceptions of Caribbean women, both historically and spiritually, and present their ideas on developing a new toolkit for the modern Caribbean woman. This panel is presented in Kreyòl Ayisyen with Simultaneous Interpretation in English.

PWEZI KREYÒL KOUNYE A
Nov
20
12:03 pm12:03

PWEZI KREYÒL KOUNYE A

  • Miami Dade College (Wolfson Campus)

A panel of contemporary Haitian poets detail their exploration of “modern” Haitian Creole poetic forms and their reflections on the past and present state of Haitian poetry as an art form. This panel is presented in Kreyòl Ayisyen with Simultaneous Interpretation in English.


  • ANIVINCE JEAN-BAPTISTE
  • JOSAPHAT-ROBERT LARGE
  • YVETTE LEROY - WANEGES
  • SCHILLER MARCELIN
  • ILEUS PAPILLON
  • LOCHARD NOEL – Moderator 

MDC Wolfson Campus

300 NE Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

BUILDING: 8
FLOOR: 3
ROOM 01

ReadCaribbean programs created in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation.

ReadCaribbean se yon pwogram ki fèt grasa yon tèt ansanm avèk Sosyete Koukouy, Festival Literè Bocas, e ReadJamaica. Pwogram nan jwenn soutyen nan men Knight Foundation.

Nov
19
3:00 pm15:00

NO PLACE LIKE HOME: SETTING IN THE CONTEMPORARY CARIBBEAN NOVEL

  • MDC Wolfson Campus

Where does one set the modern novel in this globalized age? What are the artistic and political implications of these choices? In a modern world where stories take place across and outside of national boundaries, how does setting impact subject, tone, and point of view? This panel of Caribbean writers with ties to multiple countries reflect on how they situate the trans-national novel, and highlight narrative tools to bring geographically rich narratives to life.

THE POLITICS OF PLEASURE: CARIBBEAN WOMEN WRITING ABOUT SEX
Nov
19
12:00 pm12:00

THE POLITICS OF PLEASURE: CARIBBEAN WOMEN WRITING ABOUT SEX

  • MDC Wolfson Campus

Caribbean sexuality is both hyper-visible and obscured. Celebrated in popular culture as an important ingredient in Caribbean social life and flaunted to attract tourists to the region, sex is also shrouded in double entendre, secrecy and shame. The Origins Magazine panel will explore the difficulties and delights of Caribbean women writing about sex and desire across generations, cultures, and genres. Writers will discuss strategies that ensure that women’s bodies and sexuality receive rich, serious, diverse, nuanced and varied consideration.


PANEL PARTICIPANTS

  • ANJANETTE DELGADO
  • FABIENNE JOSAPHAT
  • KATIA D. ULYSSE
  • DONNA AZA WEIR-SOLEY
  • HECTOR DUARTE JR. – Moderator
  • JENNIFER MCCAULEY – Moderator 

MDC Wolfson Campus

300 NE Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

BUILDING: 8
FLOOR: 3
ROOM 01

ReadCaribbean programs created in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation.

ReadCaribbean se yon pwogram ki fèt grasa yon tèt ansanm avèk Sosyete Koukouy, Festival Literè Bocas, e ReadJamaica. Pwogram nan jwenn soutyen nan men Knight Foundation.

TRANSATLANTIC POLLINATION (Presented in English)
Nov
19
10:30 am10:30

TRANSATLANTIC POLLINATION (Presented in English)

  • MDC Wolfson Campus

The Caribbean colonies were established—and served for centuries—as a nexus for various forms of trade. The region also became a cultural crossroads, blending European, African and indigenous American culture. This panel explores the interplay of cultural currents throughout the Caribbean.  

Sep
13
3:30 pm15:30

THE CARIBBEAN SHORT STORY: CONTINUITY, INNOVATION, AND THE VOICES OF STORY WRITING (ENGLISH)

  • MDC Wolfson Campus

The short story is a vital Caribbean literary form. Through its continuity and innovation, the short story gathers and reflects the individual and collective voices of culture and history. This panel of Caribbean short story writers and editors will consider the problems and possibilities—aesthetic, traditional, ideological, and cultural—of publishing short stories, as they also explore the ways that short fiction has changed the Caribbean literary landscape over the ages.  

HAITIAN-CARIBBEAN BOOK FAIR 2016
May
28
May 29

HAITIAN-CARIBBEAN BOOK FAIR 2016

Meet Haitian and Caribbean authors. Attend readings and panels. FREE books and Story Arts activities for kids. Haitian and Caribbean food, dance, music, and more! Workshops for writers and artists!

Elan Haiti 2016 Information session + fundraising mixer
Apr
23
6:30 pm18:30

Elan Haiti 2016 Information session + fundraising mixer

  • Little Haiti Cultural Center

 

Elan Haïti est un rendezvous tous les deux (2) ans qui vise à dévoiler le potentiel des meilleurs jeunes sensibilisés à la question haïtienne et à faciliter le montage et la réalisation de projets conjoints menés par les jeunes pour le développement d’un pays avec un potentiel déjà immense : un nouvel Elan !

Apr
12
8:00 pm20:00

Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

  • Books & Books (Coral Gables)

Explore Andrea Queeley's exciting book at Books & Books (Coral Gable).

Notes on the book

In the early twentieth century, laborers from the British West Indies immigrated to Cuba, attracted by employment opportunities. The Anglo-Caribbean communities flourished, but after 1959, many of their cultural institutions were dismantled: the revolution dictated that in the name of unity there would be no hyphenated Cubans. This book turns an ethnographic lens on their descendants who—during the Special Period in the 1990s—moved to “rescue their roots” by revitalizing their ethnic associations and reestablishing ties outside the island.


 
Adds a missing piece to the existing literature about the renewal of black activism in Cuba, all the while showing the links and fractures between pre- and post-1959 society.
— Devyn Spence Benson, Louisiana State University
 

Based on Andrea J. Queeley’s fieldwork in Santiago and Guantánamo, Rescuing Our Roots looks at local and regional identity formations as well as racial politics in revolutionary Cuba. Queeley argues that, as the island experienced a resurgence in racism due in part to the emergence of the dual economy and the reliance on tourism, Anglo-Caribbean Cubans revitalized their communities and sought transnational connections not just in the hope of material support but also to challenge the association between blackness, inferiority, and immorality. Their desire for social mobility, political engagement, and a better economic situation operated alongside the fight for black respectability.

 
Provides invaluable insight into the histories and lives of Cubans who trace their origins to the Anglo-Caribbean.
— Robert Whitney, author of State and Revolution in Cuba: Mass Mobilization and Political Change, 1920–1940
 

Unlike most studies of black Cubans, which focus on Afro-Cuban religion or popular culture, Queeley’s penetrating investigation offers a view of strategies and modes of black belonging that transcend ideological, temporal, and spatial boundaries.


Koze-Fanm 10th Year Anniversary
Apr
9
7:00 pm19:00

Koze-Fanm 10th Year Anniversary

  • Little Haiti Cultural Center

In collaboration with Positive Impact Foundation, a non-profit organization sponsored in part by Koze Fanm, this entire celebration will be made possible by the support and generosity of people like you, who care and are committed to making a difference in our community. 

SOUND THE TANBOU: HAITIAN EPILOGUE+ CLARION CALL
Apr
7
6:00 pm18:00

SOUND THE TANBOU: HAITIAN EPILOGUE+ CLARION CALL

  • African Heritage Cultural Art Center

The tanbou. A persistent link -  a telegraph that stretches over the dark Atlantic waters reminding us – connecting us all. A time capsule encompassing all time. Containing all futures where again - there are open fields, happy children, speaking our language, remembering our ancestors, moving ever forward towards that compass point. The tanbou.