Don’t miss out on these events featuring some prominent Haitian writers and scholars

For a New Haiti – Writers and scholars from Haiti think through the past, present, and future realities: what does a new Haiti look like, and how do we get there? With entrepreneur Eric Jean-Baptiste and journalists Frantz Duval, Marie Lucie Bonhomme, and Roberson Alphonse. In-person. Sunday, November 20 @ 1 pm. Room 8302. In Haitian Creole, and with English interpretation.


Changing Haiti Through Higher Education – Scholars from Haiti address the responsibilities that befall college students in the reconfiguration of the presence of a country whose past has been marked by violence and corruption. With academic Hérold Toussaint; chancellor of the Université Quisqueya, Jacky Lumarque; and agronomist Philippe Mathieu. In-person. Sunday, November 20 @ 3 pm. Room 8302. In Haitian Creole, with English interpretation.

Caribbean Myths & Realities – Four Caribbean writers discuss the unreality of reality and the truth of the fantastic in their work. With Jasmine Sealy, Barbados (The Island of Forgetting), Opal Palmer Adisa, Jamaica (The Storyteller’s Return: Story Poems), and Ayana Lloyd Banwo, Trinidad (When We Were Birds), in conversation with Myriam J.A. Chancy, Haiti (What Storm What Thunder). Online program. Saturday, November 19 @ 11 am. In English.

Children’s Lit in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Haiti. Writers and illustrators put forth visions for a more expansive future in Caribbean literature for young readers. With Terry Catasús Jennings and Raúl Colón, Cuba (The Little House of Hope), Lesléa Newman and Elizabeth Baez, Puerto-Rico (Alicia and the Hurricane, author), and MJ Fievre, Haiti (The Ocean Lives There). Online program. Saturday, November 19 @ 3 pm. In English.


Caribbean Layouts. Graphic artists and writers from Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Haiti provide perspectives on how to better craft graphic novels and comic books that honor Caribbean sensibilities. With Jessica Oublié (France/Guadeloupe), Ralph Penel Pierre (Haiti), and Chevelin Pierre (Haiti), in conversation with professor Cae Joseph-Massena. With a special introduction from  Anthoni Dominguez, director of Villa Albertine, Miami. Online program. Saturday, November 19 @ 7 pm. In French, with English subtitles.

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