Don’t miss our 2017 ReadCaribbean events at the Miami Book Fair!

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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)

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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 Yvon Lamour. 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)

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  • 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)

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  • 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 – 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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