Sun., Sept. 21.  10AM - 6PM 
Meet the Writers
Caribbean Cultural Theatre @ Brooklyn Book Festivval 
Caribbean Cultural Theatre

Brooklyn Book Festival 

Sunday, September 21.  10AM - 6PM
New York City's largest literary marketplace brings together authors, publishers, book lovers, booksellers and literary organizations from around the country and world in a celebration of books and ideas.

And we'll be there!!! In our own booth!!!

(Near Johnson & Adams Sts.)
Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza, Downtown Brooklyn, NY 11201 (map)
INFO: 718-783-8345 / 917-202-0696



Lloyd Crooks (Trinidad & Tobago), Ice and Eyes in the Sun

Educated at Oxford Commercial College and Medgar Evers College. Worked as a Court Reporter, Parliament Reporter, and Specialist/Secretary Stenographer in the Office of the Prime Minister in the Eric Williams Administration where I covered "sensitive" national and international agreements. To name one: Unites States of America and Trinidad and Tobago Leased Bases Agreement. In New York I worked as a partner's secretary in a Wall Street Law firm.

Iyaba Mandingo (Antigua & Barbuda), Sins of My Fathers

A painter, writer, playwright, poet, actor, his award winning one man play unFRAMED had a successful run off broadway in 2011-2012. His latest series of paintings "Letn Go!" will be exhibited at the Pump House Gallery in Hartford Ct this summer. He self-published four chapbooks of poetry 41 Times, Amerikkkan Exile, 40 days n 40 Nites of write and Inna Me Patios. "Sins of My Fathers" is his first full length novel.

Nandi Keyi-Ogunlade (UK/Trinidad & Tobago) began her writing career as a journalist in Toronto. As a playwright, her work appeared in the Toronto Fringe, the Du Maurier Theater Series, and the Inaugural Caribbean Regional Drama Festival. Her work was also anthologized in Beyond the Pale (Playwright's Union of Canada). Nandi's seminal essay "Still Shipwrecked on the Shores of My African Self," was published by the international peer review journal Changing English: Studies in Research and Culture (University of London & Taylor and Francis). Her work also appeared in special issues of New York's Daily News


Hubert Guscott (Jamaica), Mystical Speed

In 1980, the school-boy athlete migrated to the United States of America and completed in track and field for Hunter College. He has won several bodybuilding titles including, Mr. Hunter College and Mr. CUNY. Over the past nine years, he has worked with several national and international track and field coaches. He has successfully completed the Level 1 Track and Field Coaching Certification program.


Annette Vendryes Leach (Panama), Song of the Shaman

Annette is a Brooklyn author who started out as a copywriter for an ad agency. For years she wrote multimedia ads for everything from soda to the CIA. Annette founded the Black Literary Club, a direct mail book club devoted to African American, African and Caribbean literature. Its success led her to work with a major publishing company as a consultant to launch a niche book club. A graduate of The New School, Annette majored in Creative Writing and Comparative Religion. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.


Mervyn Taylor (Trinidad & Tobago), The Waving Gallery

He time between Brooklyn, New York and his island home. Mervyne has taught at Bronx Community College , The New School, and in the New York City public school system. He has read his poems to diverse audiences, and his work has appeared in such journals as Poetry International, American Letters & Commentary, The Same, St. Ann 's Review, Sulfur, Rattapallax, and in the recent anthologies Chance of A Ghost and The American Voice in Poetry. He is the author of three previous volumes of poetry, An Island of His Own, The Goat, and Gone Away, all from Junction Press, New York . He can be heard reading his poetry on the CD, Road Clear, accompanied by bassist David Williams.


Maria Rodriguez (Puerto Rico), Brooklyn's Daughter

Performance poet and curator, Maria was born and raised in East New York Brooklyn. She has been published in the New York Daily News, Sofrito for Your Soul and "Me No Habla with Acento" an Anthology of Contemporary Latino Poetry. She is a cast member,Co- Writer and Co-Producer of "Soledad Speaks". An intergenerational tale performed through monologue and spoken word and produced by Odd Girl in Entertainment. Maria released her first book of Poetry , "Brooklyn's Daughter" in Spring of 2014.
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Caribbean Cultural Theatre, Inc
138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

 The Caribbean Cultural Theatre is a theatrical immersion experience presenting the work of Caribbean based and/or influenced writers, performers and other practitioners that both entertains and enlightens and honours a balanced rendering of Caribbean culture and the Caribbean-American experience.
  null Brooklyn Arts Council Caribbean Research Center - Medgar Evers College St. Francis College
The 2014 - 15 Season is presented in part with assistance from Brooklyn Arts Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Materials for the Arts, New York Council on the Humanities, Poet & Writers, Inc. via a grant from New York State Council on the Art, Office of Assembly member N. Nick Perry; institutional support from Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College (CUNY), Mosaic Literary Magazine, St. Francis College - Office of Special Events; and contributions from Friends of Caribbean Cultural Theatre: Heather Archibald, Marjorie Blenman-Roane, Deborah Barocas, Beverly DeSouza, Hubert Guscott, Andy Hertz, Kay Neil, Shirley Parkinson-Wright, Claire Patterson, Barbara Richards, Paula Shaw, Yolaine St.Fort, Sandra Webster (in memory of Naeem Webster), Arlene White (in memory of her great-grandmother, Elfreida; grandmother, Linette; and mother, Valenthia); NAACP/ACT-SO.