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Not That Caribbean: New Writing from the Antilles
Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 8:30 am
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
For many North Americans, Cuba and Haiti grab the headlines, while the rest of the Caribbean is just a tropical dream come true. This panel will prove that there’s a lot more to the Caribbean. Fiction writer Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw of Trinidad and Tobago and Sharon Leach of Jamaica explore the wry, self-conscious sides of the urban Caribbean, while debut poet Vladimir Lucien of St. Lucia, winner of the coveted 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, turns the eye of his 21st-century generation to the island celebrated by Nobel laureate Derek Walcott. Join Bocas programme director—poet and editor, Nicholas Laughlin—as he engages these talented writers in a conversation about the ways contemporary Caribbean writers are changing the way the world thinks about “the islands.”