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4th Annual Haitian- Caribbean Book Fair

Sunday, May 29, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Little Haiti Cultural Center

212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

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4th Annual Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair

Sosyete Koukouy of Miami Inc. presents its 4th Annual Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair, with support from Miami Book Fair, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Miami and Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Libreri Mapou Book Store, and the Haitian American Leadership Organization. This book fair features two days of vibrant cultural exposure to writers, publishers, performers, and informative events, all free and open to the public.


Featured Authors

Father William Smarth, author of Histoire de l’Eglise Catholique d’Haiti 1492 – 2003
William Smarth, born in Cavaillon, Haiti in 1931, is a catholic priest. He has always been an advocate for the struggles of the Haitian people, culture, and history. He is currently a professor of theology, common law, and history of the Haitian Catholic Church at the Centre Inter-Instituts de Formation Religieuse (CIFOR), which he helped found.

Anthony George-Pierre, author of Ups and Down of the African Continent
Born in Port-de-Paix, Haiti in 1942, George-Pierre has written numerous books and was a professor of Haitian history at the College of Notre Dame de Port-de-Paix


Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 28

Opening Night Events at the Caribbean Market Place
6 – 10:30 p.m.

The 4th Annual Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair kicks off with cultural performances and an author panel featuring Father William Smarth and Historian Anthony George-Pierre. The evening’s events are emceed in English and Kreyòl Ayisyen by Mme. Marleine Bastien and Marie Flore Lindor-Latortue, Ph.D.


Cultural Performances

7 – 8 p.m.

NSL Dance Ensemble
Kiki Wainwright
Zetwal Kreyòl


Author Panel, followed by Q&A and Book Signing

8 – 10:30 p.m.

Anthony George-Pierre
Father William Smarth


Sunday, May 29

Book Fair Events at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Meet Haitian and Caribbean authors. Attend readings and panels. FREE books and Story Arts activities for kids. Haitian and Caribbean food, dance, music, and more! Workshops for writers and artists!


All-Day Activities
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Haitian cuisine workshop
Cultural dance workshop
Music by Rara Lakay
Music by DJ Nicky Mix
Numerous and diverse authors, publishers, and book sellers showcasing a wide array of interesting books.
Made it Myself Fair. Handmade, organic, and artisanal products crafted by local and international artisans. Presented by Atizan Ayiti and the Little Haiti Cultural Complex.


Speaker Presentation

1 – 2 p.m.
Little Haiti Cultural Complex Room 162

Historian Jean-Claude Exulien presents “Quelques reflexions: Regarding the Importance of Books in Our Society.”


Creative Writing Workshop for Adults
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Little Haiti Cultural Complex Room 162 

“Écrivains en Herbe” workshop with M.J. Fievre
Do you have a story to tell but don’t know where to start, or how? Celebrated Haitian-American writer M.J. Fievre will teach all “écrivains en herbe” the basics of a solid plot and provide tools that allow you to create memorable characters for both fiction and nonfiction.


Kids’ Activities

Read to Learn Books for Free
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.   
Children’s Corner at the Little Haiti Cultural Center

Start your child’s personal library at this year’s Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair! Read to Learn Books for Free is an early childhood literacy initiative of The Children’s Trust in partnership with Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College. The program encourages children and parents to read together by placing 40 bookshelves full of free books throughout Miami-Dade County.


StoryArts Time!

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    
Little Haiti Cultural Complex Arts & Crafts Room

Turn stories into art. Join artist educator Bess Perry for a fun-filled story-time reading of Otto the Book Bear and then create your own work of art inspired by the book. You even get to take the book home for more storytelling fun! Limited to 25 kids.


StoryArts Time!
1 – 2 p.m.
Little Haiti Cultural Complex Arts & Crafts Room

Turn stories into art. Join artist educator Bess Perry for a fun-filled story-time reading of Lion vs. Rabbit and then create your own work of art inspired by the book. You even get to take the book home for more storytelling fun! Limited to 25 kids.


Haitian Fairytales
2 – 2:30 p.m.
Little Haiti Cultural Complex Arts & Crafts Room

Children will enjoy fairytales, and fun Haitian folk culture activities. Presented by Yanoui (Weislande César) and Lucrèce Louisdhon-Louinis.


Haitian Fairytales
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Little Haiti Cultural Complex Arts & Crafts Room

Children will enjoy fairytales, and fun Haitian folk culture activities. Presented by Yanoui (Weislande César) and Lucrèce Louisdhon-Louinis.

 
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2016 Exhibitors

Authors

Max Manigat
Father William Smarth
Alfred Mento
Anthony George-Pierre
Jerry E. Saindoux
L. Pallere
Kiki Wainwright
Dr. Gerard & Nancy Ferere
Marc Charles
Bernard Fanfan
Serge Potel
Alexandra Barbot
Kimbriah Alfrenar
Tercius Belfort
Wanita Destra (Ronald)
Peterson Francois
Jamie Hemmings
Frantz Derenoncourt, Jr.
Anis Blemur (Paillere)
Serge Pothel
Anna Pierre
Daniela Baker
Jerry St Doux
Rony Joseph
Lochard Noel
M.J. Fievre
Kiki Wainwright
Carl Fontaine
Alin Louis-Hall
David Brown
Dr. Gold
Marc Charles

 

Publishers and Vendors

Édition Delince
Karl Fontiane (Music)
Pathfinder
Harry Restaurant
Mrs. Laurent Patisserie
Educa Vision
HALO
AEDAP
Consulat d’Haïti
Merlette Bonnereuse (Tum Tum)
Sant la
Radio Mega
City of Miami
Richard Etc, LLC
F.A.N.M
Caribbean Multi Services
Juanita Destra World Books Publishing
Socialist Workers Party


Interested in selling or presenting your books at the Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair?

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Questions and other information: 

305-757-9922 / mapoujan@bellsouth.net


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Details

Date:
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Time:
11:00 am
Cost:
Free

Other

Language
English, Creole

Venue

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