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WORD! - A Caribbean Lit Fest

"Trim the sail and roam the sea!"

A Journey of (Re)Discovery into Caribbean Literary Classics Old and New in an afternoon of storytelling, readings, workshops, discussion, and ol’ talk!

Writers for Younger Readers

Tykime Davis (Panama), Cindy Similien-Johnson (Haiti), Opal Palmer Adisa, Devon Harris (Jamaica), Anaya Lee (USA/Guyana), Cray Francis (Antigua & Barbuda), Carol Ottly-Mitchell (St. Kitts - Nevis), Tammie Paige (Panama), Zetta Elliott (St. Kitts - Nevis), Daniel José Older (Cuba); Ibi Zoboi (Haiti)

Poets

Negus Adeyemi (Barbados), Lauren K. Alleyne (Trinidad & Tobago), Keshia Gaye Anderson (Jamaica), Heather Archibald (St. Kitts - Nevis), Ras Atiba (Jamaica), Carmen Bardeguez (Puerto Rico), Cheryl Boyce Taylor (Trinidad & Tobago), Lysanne Charles-Arrindell (Sint Maarten/Saint Martin), Burnett Coburn (Jamaica), Karina G-Lopez (US/Honduras), Mervyn Taylor (Trinidad & Tobago), Rosamond King (Gambia/Trinidad & Tobago); Mercy Tullis-Bukhari

Fiction Writers

Elsie Augustave (Haiti), Robert Antoni (Bahamas), Gaiutra Bahadur (Guyana), Nicole Dennis-Benn (Jamaica), Sophia Jones (Jamaica), Rosalind Kilkenny McLymont (Guyana), Opal Palmer Adisa, Tiphanie Yanique (Virgin Islands)

Presented in association with Center for the Arts – Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration, with support from Akashic Books, Antillean Aruba Cultural Affairs Association, Blue Mango, LLC, Caribbean Research Center – Medgar Evers College (CUNY), Friends of the Antigua & Barbuda Public Library, Guyana Cultural Association, Jamaica Progressive League, Mosaic Literary Magazine, St. Lucia House Foundation, St. Martin/St. Maarten Friendship Association, sx salon: a small axe literary platform, Tropicalfete, Union of Jamaica Alumni Associations (UJAA); Urban + Out. The program is made possible with support from Humanities New York, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Materials for the Arts, Poets & Writers, Inc., and Friends of the Caribbean Cultural Theatre.

WORD! - A Caribbean Lit Fest is a celebration of Caribbean culture, thought, letters and a good story! The program for readers of all ages highlights the range and diversity of work emanating from the Caribbean and its Diaspora in all the official languages of the region (Dutch, English, French; Spanish) and related native languages or creoles.

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