Miami Book Fair 2017 Schedule: Read Caribbean

Miami has emerged as the unofficial crossroads of the Caribbean, which is why the Fair has always included the most prominent writers from the region. ReadCaribbean is a program featuring extensive Caribbean-specific events, including readings and panel discussions, children’s writers to inspire young readers, book signings, storytelling and music, plus publishers at the Street Fair. When appropriate, author events will take place in Creole (with simultaneous translation into English).

Don’t miss our ReadCaribbean events at the Miami Book Fair this year!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

  • 5:30 p.m. The Porch opens with music, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! (The Porch)
  • 6:00 p.m. Kwame Alexander in Conversation with Edwidge Danticat. Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor) Tickets $15
  • 6:30 p.m. Movie Screening of Liberty in a Soup (The Porch)
  • 7:30 p.m. Taste the Islands with Cynthia “Chef Thia” Verna (The Porch)
  • 8:00 p.m. Live Music by Inez Barlatier (The Porch)
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Tuesday, November 14, 8:00 p.m. Live Music by Inez Barlatier (The Porch)

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

  • 10:00 a.m. Gustavo Adolfo Aybar on We Seek Asylum, Yrsa Daley-Ward on bone, Aja Monet on My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter, and Shivanee Ramlochan on Everyone Knows I Am A Haunting. (Rm. 6100, Bldg. 6, 1st Floor)
  • 11:30 a.m. Race, Identity and Politics in Latin America with Devyn Spence Benson, Danielle Clealand, Andrea Queeley, Milagros Ricourt. (Rm. 8301, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor)
  • 11:30 a.m. 2016 National Poetry Series Winners: Legna Rodriguez Iglesias on Miami Century Fox. (Rm. 6100, Bldg. 6, 1st Floor)
  • 1:00 p.m. Haiti: Sovereignty & Ownership with Michael Deibert, Robert Fatton Jr., Robert Maguire, Chantalle F. Verna. (Rm. 8301, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor)
  • 2:30 p.m. Caribbean Voices in Circulation with Kaiama Glover, Aliyyah Eniath Hosein, Helen Klonaris, Kei Miller. (Rm. 8301, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor)
  • 4:00 p.m. Trinidad Noir: The Classics with co-editor Robert Antoni, and contributors Barbara Jenkins, Shani Mootoo, and Elizabeth Nunez. (Rm. 8301, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor)
  • 4:30 p.m. Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Young People’s Literature: Ibi Zoboi (American Street) and others. Room 3313 (Bldg. 3, 3rd Floor)
  • 5:30 p.m. 80th Anniversary Session of the 1937 Anti-Haitian Massacre in the Dominican Republic: Reflections on the Past on behalf of the Future. With Edwidge Danticat, Anne Eller, Lorgia García-Peña, Edward Paulino. (Rm. 8301, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor)
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Saturday, November 18, 5:30 p.m. 80th Anniversary Session of the 1937 Anti-Haitian Massacre in the Dominican Republic: Reflections on the Past on behalf of the Future (Rm. 8301, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor). In this photo: Lorgia García-Peña

SATURDAY – CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

  • 11:45 a.m. Traditional stories from Haiti with Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis (Children’s Alley: Once Upon A Time Stage)
  • 12 p.m. Hope in Unexpected Places: Finding Light in the Dark (Ages 14+) with Ibi Zoboi (American Street) and others. (MDC Live Arts Lab, Bldg. 1, First Floor)
  • 4:15 p.m. Traditional stories from Haiti with Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis (Children’s Alley: Once Upon A Time Stage)
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Saturday, November 18, 11:30 a.m. Race, Identity and Politics in Latin America (Rm. 8301, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor). In this photo: Devyn Spence Benson

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19

  • 11:30 a.m. Poetry: Haitian Creole Voices in Circulation. With Indran Amirthanayagam, Emmanuel Eugène, and Hilario Batista Félix. In Haitian Creole, with simultaneous interpretation into English. (Rm. 8301, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor)
  • 12:30 p.m. World Heavyweight Poetry Champion Victor Hernández Cruz on Beneath the Spanish. (Rm. 6100, Bldg. 6, 1st Floor)
  • 1:00 p.m. Caribbean: Illuminate! With Alfred Alexandre (Martinique), Mireille Jean-Gilles (French Guyana), Yanick Lahens (Haiti), Jose “Stonko” Lewest (Guadeloupe). In French, with simultaneous interpretation into English. (Rm. 8301, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor)
  • 1:00 p.m. Edwidge Danticat’s The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story. (Auditorium, Rm. 1261)
  • 2:30 p.m. Haiti: Political Legacy of Our Historical Heroes. With Bayyinah E. Bello, Anthony M. Georges-Pierre, Clarens Renois. In Haitian Creole, with simultaneous interpretation into English. (Rm. 8301, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor)
  • 2:30 p.m. ReadCaribbean presents Poets from Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad. With Shara McCallum, Philip Nanton, and Mervyn Taylor. (Auditorium, Rm. 1261)
  • 3:30 p.m. Award-winning Producer/Director of the documentary on James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck, in conversation with Edwidge Danticat, Yanick Lahens, and Russell Banks on Haiti and the photography of Thony Belizaire. (Room 2106)
  • 4:00 p.m. Readcaribbean Presents Mervyn Morris in Conversation with Kwame Dawes. Moderated by Geoffrey Philp. In English, with simultaneous interpretation into Haitian Creole. (Rm. 8301, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor)
  • 5:30 p.m.  Tensions in the Truths of Haitian History. With Jocelyn David, Fritz Deshommes, Dr. Jean Fils-Aimé. In Haitian Creole, with simultaneous interpretation into English.
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Sunday, November 19, 3:30 p.m. Award-winning Producer/Director of the documentary on James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck (pictured), in conversation with Edwidge Danticat, Yanick Lahens, and Russell Banks on Haiti and the photography of Thony Belizaire. (Room 2106)

 

SUNDAY – CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

  •  1:00 p.m.  Rescue Missions and Other Worlds (Ages 8 – 12) with Danielle McClean and others. (Children’s Alley: Wembley’s Author Tent).
  • 3:30 p.m. Who Are You? Heartwarming Stories of Identity and Belonging (Ages 14+) with Tamika Gibson and others. MDC Live Arts Lab (Bldg. 1, First Floor).
  • 3:30 p.m. Learn Caribbean drumming with Miami’s own songstress Inez Barlatier. (Children’s Alley: Once Upon A Time Stage)
  • 4:00 p.m. Kid-trepreneurs, including 8 y.o. Delphine Nephtalie Dauphin of Joy’s Yummy Cakes, talk about the non-profits and activism work. (Children’s Alley: Wembley’s Author Tent)
  • 4:15 p.m. Traditional stories from Haiti with Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis (Children’s Alley: Once Upon A Time Stage)
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Sunday, November 19, 2:30 p.m. Haiti: Political Legacy of Our Historical Heroes. With Bayyinah E. Bello, Anthony M. Georges-Pierre, Clarens Renois (pictured). In Haitian Creole, with simultaneous interpretation into English. (Rm. 8301, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor)

 

ReadCaribbean programs created in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Ayiti Images, Consulat Général de France à Miami, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of the Green Family Foundation. / ReadCaribbean se yon pwogram ki fèt grasa yon tèt ansanm avèk Sosyete Koukouy, Ayiti Images, Konsila Jeneral Peyi Lafrans nan Miami, Festival Literè Bocas, e ReadJamaica. Pwogram nan jwenn bourad nan men Green Family Foundation.

For more information, contact M.J. Fievre, Program Coordinator, at lominybooks@gmail.com or 954-391-3398.

 

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