Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 1.00.32 PMWHAT: A Caribbean Book Fest

WHEN: Sunday, June 8, 2:00pm – 8:00pm

WHERE: Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: $10 adults, $5 children

Roundtables

2:00  Space on the Shelf – Creativity and commerce as it relates to Caribbean writers and the Publishing Industry

Avril Ashton – Secret Cravings Publishing

Ashton Franklin – Franklin & Franklin Publishing

Johanna Ingalls – Akashic Books

Moderator: Ron Kavanaugh, publisher, Mosaic Literary Magazine

3:00  Verse in Print – Where the poem will live, in traditional publishing or in digital media.

Jason Price (Belize), leaves of love

Monique Simon (Antigua & Barbuda), T.H.E. Carib Kindling: Fire Lights!

Mervyn Taylor (Trinidad & Tobago), The Waving Gallery

Moderator: Anthony ‘Wendell’ DeRiggs, author, Reflections and Ole Talk

4:00  Speaking in Tongues – Translation in formal and informal language 

Adam Mansbach (USA), Go de Rass to Sleep

Kellie Magnus (Jamaica), Go de Rass to Sleep

Anthony Polanco (Panama)

Yolaine St. Fort (Haiti), For the Crown of Their Heads

Moderator: Dhanpaul Narine, president, Shri Trimurti Bhavan

Adult Readers

3:00  Lest We Forget – When that’s all you have memory, memorial and memoir

Lloyd Crooks (Trinidad & Tobago), Ice and Eyes in the Sun

Hubert Guscott (Jamaica), Mystical Speed

D C Campbell (Grenada), Blood of Belvidere

Carole Boyce Davies, author, Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zone – Moderator

4:00  (Re)defining Home – Caribbean-American writers on place and voice

Negus Tehuti Adeyemi (US/Barbados), Soularadiance

Nyasha Laing (US/Belize), The Year of Buriels

Idrissa Simmonds (Canada/Haiti/Jamaica), Heirloom 

Keisha Gaye Anderson, poet; filmmaker – Moderator

5:00  Words and Colours – The happy pairing of visual artists who write.

Anna Ruth Henriques (Jamaica), The Book of Mechtilde

Deborah Jack (St. Marteen/St. Martin)

Iyaba Mandingo (Antigua & Barbuda), Sins of My Fathers

Michèle Voltaire Marcellin (Haiti), Lost and Found

Patricia Belcon, folklorist/mas maker, Caribbean Research Center – Moderator

6:00  Wordsmiths – New Voices.  New Tales.

Annette Vendryes Leach (Panama), Song of the Shaman

Petra Lewis (Trinidad & Tobago), The Sons and Daughters of Ham

Katia D. Ulysse (Haiti), Drifting

7:00  Get Up! Stand Up! – Texts of Empowerment II

Adissa AJA Andwele (Barbados), Just Words

Arielle John (Trinidad & Tobago), Sea, Land and Mountains

Michèle Voltaire Marcellin (Haiti), Lost and Found

Hermina Marcellin (St. Lucia)

David Mills (US/Jamaica), Sudden Country

Ras Osagyefo (Jamaica), Psalms of Osagyefo

Maria Rodriguez (Puerto Rico), Brooklyn’s Daughter

Ras Yah Yah (St. Lucia)

Young Readers

2:00  (Under 8yrs.): Culture Making – Literature That Defines Us 

Kellie Magnus (Jamaica), Little Lion Goes for Gold

Carol Ottley-Mitchell (St. Kitts – Nevis), Chee Chee in Paradise

Ibi Zoboi (Haiti), A is for Ayiti

Moderator: Karlene Largie, Union of Jamaica Alumni Associations

3:00  Seeing Self – Illustrators as storytellers

Ricardo Cortes (Mexico)

Laura James (Jamaica), Anna Carries Water

Joseph Zoboi (Trinidad & Tobago)

Moderator: Ingrid Charles, Aruban Antillean Association

4:00  Coming of Age – Journeys into the Unknown

Chen Chin (Jamaica), The Adventures of Flat Head

CJ Farley (Jamaica), Game World

Joanne Skerrett (Dominica), Abraham’s Treasure

Clyde Viechweg (Grenada), Caribbean Twilight: Tales of the Supernatural

5:00  New Voices – Open Mic

A stage, a microphone, a poem; a world of possibilities

Moderator: Rose October Edun, Guyana Cultural Association

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