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2019 Little Haiti Book Festival

Sunday, May 5 @ 11:00 am

Little Haiti Cultural Center

212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

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Miami Book Fair is partnering with Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Inc., to present the Little Haiti Book Festival on Sunday, May 5, 2019. This book festival, which features vibrant cultural exposure to writers, booksellers, performers, and more, is part of Miami Book Fair’s ReadCaribbean programming.

Simultaneous interpretation in English when appropriate.

This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59 Ter. Miami, and at Libreri Mapou, 5919 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL.

The Little Haiti Book Festival will feature authors from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, literary panels and craft talks, workshops for writers, hands-on activities for children, a film screening, a dance workshop, poetry, dance and music performances, and more.

DownloadLittle Haiti Book Festival 2019 Program


FILM SCREENING

  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, MY UNIQUE AND ONLY LOVE. A film screening of Georges Corvington: Port-au-Prince, my Unique and Only love will be followed by a Q&A with Haitian filmmaker Arnold Antonin. (Auditorium, 11 a.m.)

WORKSHOPS

  • ON THE PAGE AND ONTHE STAGE. Workshop with seasoned storyteller Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis and well-established writer Fabienne Josaphat. (Community Room, 11 a.m.)
  • WORD WORKSHOP FOR TEENS. Writer and journalist Ebonie Ledbetter leads a writing workshop for teenagers on the complex issues of identity and belonging. (Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, 1:30 p.m.)
  • Writing for children? Learn children’s publishing tips FROM THE INSIDERS of EducaVision. (Community Room, 2 p.m.)
  • READING TOOLBOX FOR PARENTS Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis, an expert in literacy teach parents how to engage in a routine of book sharing with their children. (Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, 3:00 p.m.)
  • GETTING THROUGH THE GATES. Ready to publish? Come meet prestigious literary agent Melissa Danaczko. (Community Room, 3:30 p.m.)

PANELS

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

  • There will be ART! Visit the KIDS ART-MAKING STUDIO all day for hands-on activities connecting literature to arts and craft with GOGO MOAD (Art-Making Studio, all day).
  • BOOKS FOR FREE! Courtesy of Miami Book Fair and The Children’s Trust’s Read to Learn Books for Free program. (Courtyard, all day)
  • STORYTELLING. Award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat reads from My Mommy Medicine. (Art-Making Studio, 12 p.m.)
  • STORYTELLING. Cancer survivor Tamara B. Rodriguez reads from Hair to the Queen! (Art-Making Studio, 12:30 p.m.)
  • DANCE AND DRUMMING WORKSHOP with  Yanui, founder and choreographer of Tradisyon Lakou Lakay. (Art-Making Studio, 1:30 p.m.)
  • DANCE AND DRUMMING WORKSHOP with Inez Barlatier, a singer-songwriter, rhythm guitarist, recording artist, percussionist, folkloric dancer, actress and hand-drum instructor. (Art-Making Studio, 3 p.m.)
  • STORYTELLING. Stichiz, author of Tu Es Belle: You Are Beautiful: Abby’s Great Day, is a radio personality, an international award-winning entertainer, an artist on the rise, and a community champion. (Art-Making Studio, 4:30 p.m.)
  • STORYTELLING. Marie Ketsia’s books include Beauty Walks in Nature (2010), Songs from a Tower (2009), Keeper of the Sky (2007), One More Daughter, America (2006), Daughter of the House (2005), A Fish Called Tanga (2003), and I’ll Fly Away (1999).  (Art-Making Studio, 5:00 p.m.)

IN THE COURTYARD

  • THE RHYTHM FACTORY. Sing-a-long, move and groove with Michael Gil. (Courtyard, 12 p.m.)
  • DANCE PERFORMANCE with Inez Barlatier, a singer-songwriter, rhythm guitarist, recording artist, percussionist, folkloric dancer, actress and hand-drum instructor. (Courtyard, 12:30 p.m.)
  • POETIC LAKAY with Mecca Grimo Marcelin: Poetry, drumming and positive hip-hop with youth breakdancers. (Courtyard, 2:30 p.m.)
  • LETTERPRESS PRINTING DEMOS with Tom Virgin. (Courtyard, all day)
  • BOOKS FOR FREE! Courtesy of Miami Book Fair and The Children’s Trust’s Read to Learn Books for Free program. (Courtyard, all day)
  • DJ NICKYMIX (Courtyard, all day) 
  • RARA LAKAY — Enjoy a live percussion-based performance by Rara Lakay as you embrace Haitian literary life and culture. (Courtyard, 5:30 p.m.)
Free

Details

Date:
Sunday, May 5
Time:
11:00 am
Cost:
Free

Other

Language
English, Creole
Occurrence
All Year

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Venue

Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States
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