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Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

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

“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

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VODOU EXPLORATIONS
Nov
20
5:00 PM17:00

VODOU EXPLORATIONS

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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.

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REFORMATION: WOMEN ON HISTORY, MYSTERY AND INSPIRATION
Nov
20
2:00 PM14:00

REFORMATION: WOMEN ON HISTORY, MYSTERY AND INSPIRATION

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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.

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PWEZI KREYÒL KOUNYE A
Nov
20
12:03 PM12:03

PWEZI KREYÒL KOUNYE A

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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.

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STATE OF THE KREYÒL UNION. A DISCUSSION WITH MEMBERS OF THE KREYÒL ACADEMY
Nov
20
11:00 AM11:00

STATE OF THE KREYÒL UNION. A DISCUSSION WITH MEMBERS OF THE KREYÒL ACADEMY

Haiti’s recently established “Akademi Kreyòl Ayisyen” is tasked with the development, preservation and propagation of Haitian Creole. Current members of this pre-eminent council on all matters pertaining to the language, present their ongoing work on the past, present and future of Kreyòl Ayisyen. 

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Nov
19
3:00 PM15:00

NO PLACE LIKE HOME: SETTING IN THE CONTEMPORARY CARIBBEAN NOVEL

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.

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THE POLITICS OF PLEASURE: CARIBBEAN WOMEN WRITING ABOUT SEX
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

THE POLITICS OF PLEASURE: CARIBBEAN WOMEN WRITING ABOUT SEX

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.

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Sep
13
3:30 PM15:30

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

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.  

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