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The Caribbean Short Story: Continuity, Innovation, and Varied Voices

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 8:30 am

Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The short story is a vital Caribbean literary form. Through its continuity and innovation, the short story gathers and reflects the individual and collective voices of culture and history. This panel of Caribbean short story writers and editors will consider the problems and possibilities aesthetic, traditional, ideological, and cultural of publishing short stories, as they also explore the ways that short fiction has changed the Caribbean literary landscape over the ages. With Rhoda Bharath, Sharon Millar, and Olive Senior.


Told through a distinctive range of individual voices, the stories in Rhoda Bharath‘s Ten Days Executive visit the domestic and public spaces of Trinidad, a country moving too fast between the knowing innocence of its past and the experience of a globalized present. In Sharon Millar’s book of short fiction, The Whale House and Other Stories, Trinidad in all its social tumult is ever-present in these stories, which range across the country’s different ethnic communities, and across rural and urban settings. Olive Senior‘s new collection of stories, The Pain Tree, is set mainly in Jamaica, but is wide-ranging in scope, time period, theme, locale and voice.


ReadCaribbean programs created in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary

Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of Knight Foundation and the Green Family Foundation.


ReadCaribbean se yon pwogram ki fèt grasa yon tèt ansanm avèk Sosyete Koukouy, Festival Literè Bocas, e ReadJamaica. Pwogram nan jwenn soutyen nan men Knight

Foundation e Green Family Foundation.

Green Family Foundation

Knight Foundation



Saturday, November 19, 2016
8:30 am
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Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
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