The Writers are Coming!!!  The Writers are Coming!!!

WORD! - A Caribbean Book Fest

Established writers, emerging writers;  award-winning writers.  Children's book writers, science fiction writers; comic book writers.  Spanish writers, Kreyol writers; patois writers.  

Over 30 writers from 15 countries for this Caribbean American Heritage Month coming together of authors, readers and literary curious!!!.

Tellin We Own Story
  
WORD!- A Caribbean Book Fest
Dream to Change the World

Saturday, June 6, 2015 
1:00 - 8:30pm
Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Cheryl Boyce Taylor 

Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award (2015)

 
Marlon James
OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature - Fiction (2015); National Book Critics Circle Award (Finalist 2014)
Tracey Baptiste  
Junior Library Guild Selection (2015)

Poetry  
Negus Tehuti Adeyemi
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(US/Barbados), Soularadiance 
Keshia Gaye Anderson (Jamaica), Gathering the Waters 
Adissa AJA Andwele (Barbados), Antiquity 
Carmen Bardeguez-Brown (Puerto Rico), Song for Morris 
Cheryl Boyce Taylor (Trinidad & Tobago), Convincing the Body  
Darrel Alejandro Holnes (Panama), PRIME: Poetry & Conversations
Iyaba Mandingo (Antigua & Barbuda), You Tongue Heavy Like 56 
Jabez (Jamaica) 
Hermina Marcellin (St. Lucia) 
David Mills (US/Jamaica), Sudden Country 
Ras Osagyefo (Jamaica), Psalms of Osagyefo  
Timothy Prolific Jones (Grenada)
Yolaine St. Fort (Haiti), For the Crown of Their Heads 
Mercy L. Tullis-Bukhari (US/Honduras), Smoke
Fiction 
Elsie Augustave (Haiti), The Roving Tree
Hubert Guscott (Jamaica), Mystical Speed - The Revenge of Yellow Yam  
A. Naomi Jackson (US/Antigua &Barbuda), The Star Side of Bird Hill  
Marlon James (Jamaica), A Brief History of Seven Killings  
Rosalind McLymont (Guyana), The Guyana Contract
Pamela Mordecai (Jamaica), Red Jacket
Daniel Jos? Older (Cuba), Half-Resurrection Blues
Jason Price (Belize), The Constitution of Maya Smalls
Kevin Sabio (US/Honduras), Chronicles of the Black Fist
Annette Vendryes Leach (US/Panama), Song of the Shaman
Young Readers
Tracey Baptiste (Trinidad & Tobago), The Jumbies

Jewel Daniel (St. Kitts - Nevis), Zapped

Zetta Elliott (St. Kitts - Nevis), The Deep

Kellie Magnus (Jamaica), 

Pamela Mordecai (Jamaica),
Daniel Jos? Older (Cuba), The Shadowshaper

Carol Ottley-Mitchell (St. Kitts-Nevis),

Ibi Zoboi (Haiti), A is for Ayiti

List in formation.  Program subject to change without notice
Presenting Partners
Medgar Evers College (CUNY), Caribbean Research Center, Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library, School of Liberal Studies and Education, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts; Poets & Writers, Inc. 

 

Presenting Friends

Heather Archibald, Lloyd Crooks, Hubert Guscott, David Mills, Alex Neptune, Elizabeth Nunez, Barbara Richards, Yolaine St.Fort, Sandra Webster; Arlene White

 

Programming Partners
Akashic Book Publishers
Caribbean Book Review
Caribbean Network Television 
Caribbean Reads
Materials for the Arts 
  Mosaic Literary Magazine
The Network Journal 
 
Civic Partners
Office of New York State Assembly Member N. Nick Perry
Office of New York City Council Member Mathieu Eugene
  
Community Partners
Antillean Aruban Cultural Affairs Association
Brooklyn Caribbean Youth Festival
Friends of the Antigua Public Library
International Consortium of Caribbean Professionals
People of the Sun Middle Passage Collective
St. Martin/Sint Maarten Friendship Association
Union of Jamaica Alumni Associations  
University of the West Indies Alumni Association
List in formation.
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
EMAIL:info@caribbeantheatre.org
INFO:  718-783-8345 / 718-270-6218
DONATION: $10 - adults.  $5.00 - seniors/students.  Free - children under 12yrs
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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 New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,  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, Office of Council member Matthieu Eugene, Office of Council member Jumaani Williams; institutional support from ART/New York, Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College (CUNY), Caribbean Book Review, Material for the Arts, Mosaic Literary Magazine, St. Francis College - Office of Special Events; corporate contributions from Golden Krust Bakery & Grill.  With financial contributions from Friends of Caribbean Cultural Theatre: Hazra Ali, Heather Archibald, Carol Barnett,  Coleen Cox, Lloyd Crooks, Beverly DeSouza, Hubert Guscott, Andy Hertz, J. A. George Irish, David Mills, Alex Neptune, Elizabeth Nunez, Claire Patterson, Barbara Richards, Yolaine St.Fort, Sandra Webster, Arlene White; NAACP/ACT-SO.