Even in Paradise: A Conversation with Elizabeth Nunez
An evening of stories – in reading and conversation - of dysfunctional families, sibling rivalries, immigrant dreams, ambitious women and finding home in a program celebrating Elizabeth Nunez’s tenth novel and three-decade career of telling stories of the Caribbean beyond tales of sand, sea and sun.
With Naomi Jackson, Juliet Emanuel, Maria McGarrity; Glynn Pogue
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Presented in association with the BRIC Arts | Media House Stoop Series which explores music, theater, visual art, media, literature, comedy, and other creative fields, through performances, presentations, participatory activities and dynamic conversations.
With support from Patricia Belcon, Phoebe Blake, Julia 'Lystra' Collis, Angela Cooper, Yvette Rennie, Barbara Richards, Arlene White; Patricia Williams
Elizabeth Nunez is the award-winning author of nine novels and a memoir. Kirkus Reviews in a starred review calls Even in Paradise, her most recent novel, “A dazzling epic triumph.” The novel was an O, The Oprah Magazine and Essence selection. Nunez’s other novels are: Boundaries, Anna In-Between, Prospero’s Daughter, Bruised Hibiscus, Grace, Discretion, Beyond the Limbo Silence, and When Rocks Dance. Her awards include a PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award, an American Book Award, and an Independent Publishers Book Award. Four of her novels were selected as New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her memoir Not for Everyday Use won the 2015 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Nunez received a Lifetime Literary Achievement Award from Trinidad and Tobago National Library Systems and her novel Anna In-Between was long-listed for an IMPAC Dublin International Literary Award. Nunez has also written several monographs of literary criticism and is coeditor of the anthology Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at Home and Abroad. She is the cofounder of the National Black Writers Conference and executive producer of the NY Emmy-nominated CUNYTV series Black Writers in America. She holds a PhD degree from NYU and is a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College, the City University of New York.
The Caribbean Cultural Theatre is a theatrical immersion experience presenting the work of Caribbean based and/or influenced writers, performers and other practitioners that entertains, enlightens and honours a balanced rendering of Caribbean culture and the Caribbean-American experience.
Poets & Passion - A Caribbean Literary Lime is celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season of sharing with lovers of the magic of the written word some of the most critically acclaimed, award-winning novelists, emerging literary talents, and electrifying spoken word artists in programs that positions the writer’s work as part of a larger conversation on identity, aspiration, heritage and the immigrant experience.
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