Caribbean Thoughts

by Carol Mitchell

WORD! In New York this weekend

WORD - 2014 FINAL

If you will be in New York this weekend, check out WORD! I will be speaking at 3 pm and I will have copies of books on hand. Hope to see you there.

 

 

 

 

2:00

Roundtable: 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

Roundtable: Verse in Print – Where the poem will live, in traditional publishing or in digital media.
Negus Tehuti Adeyemi (US/Barbados), Soularadiance
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:

 

Young Readers (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:

Adult Readers: 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

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

4:00

Roundtable: 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:
Young Readers: 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
Moderator:
Adult Readers:  (Re)defining Home – Caribbean-American writers on place and voice
Jennifer Davis Carey (US/Barbados), Near The Hope
Nyasha Laing (US/Belize), The Year of Buriels
Idrissa Simmonds (US/Haiti/Jamaica), Heirloom
Moderator:
5:00
Young Readers: New Voices – Open Mic
A stage, a microphone, a poem; a world of possibilities
Moderator:
Adult Readers:  Words and ColoursThe 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
Moderator:

6:00

Adult Readers: Wordsmiths – New Voices.  New Tales.
Annette Vendryes Leach (Panama), Song of the Shaman
Petra Lewis (Trinidad & Tobago), The Sons and Daughters of Ham
Katia Ulysse (Haiti), Drifting
Moderator: 
7:00
Adult Readers: 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)
Moderator:

WORD!- A Caribbean Book Fest
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY
REGISTRATION:  1 hour before scheduled presentation
PRESENTATIONS:
Writers:  10 min. maximum (including introduction)
Visual Artists: 8 images maximum
BOOKS
12noon set up if you are handling your own sales
Monday, May 12, 2014 if book seller is ordering books for you
YOUNG READERS:  No obscene language or sexually explicit material
SUBWAY: Franklin Avenue Station – 2, 3, 4; S
BUS:  B49 – Bedford Ave/Rogers Ave and Crown St; B44 – Nostrand Ave & Carroll St; B43 – Empire Blvd & Bedford Ave
EMAILinfo@caribbeantheatre.org
INFO:  718-783-8345 / 718-270-6917 / 718-270-6218
DONATION: $10 – adults.  $5.00 – children
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