Little Haiti Book Festival 2019 – kreyòl

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Miami Book Fair an kolaborasyon avèk Sosyete Koukouy ap prezante “Little Haiti Book Festival” dimanch 5 me 2019. Senkyèm festival  liv sa a se yon kokennchenn evennman kiltirèl e literè ki pral resevwa ekriven, libreri, distribitè liv, atis ak yon tralye atelye travay sou atizay.  S’on prezantasyon Sosyete Koukouy, poto mitan kilti lakay, ak Miami Book Fair ki mete sou pye pwogram ki rele ReadCaribbean.

Evènman sa a gratis e li ouvri pòt li bay tout moun. L ap fèt nan Konplèks Kiltirèl Little Haiti (Little Haiti Cultural Complex), 212 NE 59 Ter. Miami, ak nan Libreri Mapou, 5919 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL. ki tou kole avèk konplèks la. Tout moun alawonnbadè envite.

“Little Haiti Book Festival” jwenn bourad nan men Afè Kiltirèl Konte Miami-Dade (Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs), Vil Miami ak Komisyonè Keon Hardemon, Konplèks Kiltirèl Little Haiti (Little Haiti Cultural Complex), Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center nan FIU, Fondasyon Green Family, Konsila Ayisyen, HALO (Haitian American Leadership Organization), Fanm Ayisyen nan Miami (Haitian Women of Miami), SANT LA, Libreri Mapou, Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, elatriye.


Little Haiti Book Festival” (ke yo te rele anvan “Haitian-Caribbean Book Festival”) se yon lide Sosyete Koukouy. Li fèt an kolaborasyon avèk Miami Book Fair, ki chita nan Miami Dade College e ke yon konsidere kòm pi gwo festival liv nan peyi Etazini. “Little Haiti Book Festival” jwenn bourad nan men Afè Kiltirèl Konte Miami-Dade (Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs), Vil Miami ak Komisyonè Keon Hardemon, Konplèks Kiltirèl Little Haiti (Little Haiti Cultural Complex), Fondasyon John ak James L. Knight, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center nan FIU, Fondasyon Green Family, Konsila Ayisyen, HALO (Haitian American Leadership Organization), Fanm Ayisyen nan Miami (Haitian Women of Miami), SANT LA, Libreri Mapou, Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, elatriye.

Sosyete Koukouy of Miami
Depi fondasyon li an 1985, Sosyete Koukouy nan Miami pran angajman pou prezève kilti ayisyèn nan Ozetazini grasa edikasyon, atizay ak prezantasyon kiltirèl. Misyon li se prezève e simaye kilti ayisyèn nan, sa ki fè li òganize evènman kiltirèl an kreyòl, e pou moun ki pale kreyòl, e pou moun ki pa pale kreyòl. Nan kad misyon sa a, Sosyete Koukouy mete sou pye e prezante pwogram kiltirèl ki edike moun sou pèp ayisyen an, lang li pale, rityèl ak tradisyon li, e rasin li genyen rive jis an Afrik. Li òganize tou pwogram ki pou ankouraje kamaradri ant pèp ayisyen ak moun lòt ras, lòt kilti ak lòt eritaj; li ankouraje respè pou atizana ak atis ki soti Ayiti, Lafrik ak Karayib la, paske li montre kijan atis sa yo pote mòso pa yo nan kad kilti nasyonal ak kilti entènasyonal la. Kontakte: Jan Mapou: 305-757-9922

Past Events

May 2019

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

Storytelling with Marie K. Theodore-Pharel

Marie K. Theodore-Pharel was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti, and currently lives in Homestead, Florida with her children and husband. Her children’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).…

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Call to Action: Restavèk! Child Slavery in Haiti

They come from every part of Haiti. Most of them leave rural areas in pursuit of a better life in the city. They are called many names: Restavèk, bòn (maid), domestik (domestic servant), gason lakou (janitor), but in most parts of the world, they would be considered child-slaves. Prof. Claudy Delne, Dr. Goldsmith Dorval, and Ms. Gepsie Metellus will discuss the plight of the many Haitian child-slaves living and working in substandard conditions, and the economic and societal factors that lead parents to give up the responsibility of raising their children,…

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

Storytelling with Stichiz

In Tu Es Belle: You Are Beautiful: Abby’s Great Day, when kids make her feel bad about herself, Abby finds it hard to see her true beauty. However, with the help of Gifted Nate, all of that changes. Canadian-born to Haitian parents, author Stichiz is a radio personality, an international award-winning entertainer, an artist on the rise, and a community champion.…

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Community Room
260 N.E. 59 Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Getting through the Gates (Publishing workshop)

Ready to publish? Agents are the gatekeepers of the publishing world. Come meet prestigious literary agent Melissa Danaczko, who has developed and edited books that became New York Times bestsellers. Learn about agents and publishing options, query letters and synopses, and everything in between.  If you take your potential author career seriously, come meet Melissa to learn a success mindset and the best practices for putting together a professional submission package. (in English)…

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance
225 NE 59th Street, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Reading Toolbox for Parents

Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis, an expert in children and parent literacy, will teach parents how to engage in a routine of book sharing with their children, from birth to age 8, to foster healthy brain development, healthy relationships, a love for reading, and the literacy skills essential to school success. In this workshop, parents will learn specific hands-on strategies to bring language to life for children through proven developmentally appropriate activities. They will walk away with a “toolbox” of activity ideas and literacy games to use with their child.…

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Perspectives on Voudou Religion in Haiti

In Haiti, a wide array of religious groups coexist in harmony. Amongst all these religions, Voudou carries the most notoriety, and has been instrumental in shaping Haitian culture. Voudou guided the Haitian people through 300 years of slavery, and played an important role in the revolution that followed the Bwa Kayiman ceremony. Today, Voudou  preserves the deep connection that exists between present-day Haiti and various African cultures. Dr. Jean Fils-Aimé, Prof. Jean-Claude Exulien, and Ms. Leonie Hermantin will discuss how Voudou shaped Haitian society,…

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance
225 NE 59th Street, Miami, FL 33137 United States

WORD Workshop for Teens

Writer and journalist Ebonie Ledbetter will lead a writing workshop for teenagers on the complex issues of identity and belonging. The students will learn elements of fiction and creative nonfiction to create pieces that are meant to be performed, heard, and experienced. They will learn how writing can be a tool for empowerment—giving voice to the voiceless who might otherwise be afraid to speak up or have been silenced in the face of discrimination and injustice. Focusing their writing on the Self,…

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

A Proverbial Education

A unique form of folklore, primarily oral in tradition, proverbs are expressions of wisdom passed down from generation to generation to impart common sense and valuable life lessons. Present in nearly every part of the globe, they constitute a powerful tool for educating a community on how to avoid mistakes of the past. Mgr. Pierre Andre Pierre, Prof. Max Manigat, and Dr. Emeline Alexis-Schulz will discuss the importance of proverbial education in maintaining harmony in personal,…

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

Storytelling with Tamara B. Rodriguez

Hair to the Queen! is a compassionate picture book that allows parents to engage with their children in a light-hearted discussusion about cancer. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, author Tamara B. Rodriguez wanted to talk about the disease with her two young daughters, but struggled to find the right words. Tamara wrote Hair to the Queen! to help families start the conversation.…

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

Storytelling with Edwidge Danticat

My Mommy Medicine is a picture book about the comfort and love a mama offers when her child isn’t feeling well. Award-winning memoirist Edwidge Danticat’s rich and lyrical text envelops the reader in the security of a mother’s love, and debut artist Shannon Wright’s vibrant art infuses the story with even more warmth.…

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

2019 Little Haiti Book Festival

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,…

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Community Room
260 N.E. 59 Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

On the Page and On the Stage (Storytelling workshop)

Haiti is known for its spellbinding storytelling traditions, with mesmerized crowds gathering around dynamic “conteurs” to listen to well-paced, unforgettable tales anchored in the country’s rich history and culture. You can become a skilled storyteller, too! In this workshop, professional storyteller Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis and well-established writer Fabienne Josaphat will teach (and demonstrate step-by-step) a series of practical tips for crafting entertaining Haitian stories on the page and adapt these same stories to a live audience; then, they’ll make a 180o turn to teach you how to adapt traditional,…

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Caribbean Marketplace
260 N.E. 59 Terrace, Miami, United States

An Island Luminous

An Island Luminous is a site to help readers learn about Haiti’s history. Created by historian Adam M. Silvia and hosted online by Digital Library of the Caribbean, An Island Luminous combines rare books, manuscripts, and photos scanned by archives and libraries in Haiti and the United States with commentary by over one hundred (100) authors from universities around the world. (all day event)…

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Georges Corvington: Port-au-Prince, My Unique and Only Love

Georges Corvington: Port-au-Prince, my Unique and Only love is a documentary about Haitian Historian Georges Corvington, best known for his seven-volume work on the history of Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, entitled Port-au-Prince Over the Years, which was published from 1970 to 1992. Corvington’s one passion: Port-au-Prince. He patiently tried to decode the city’s DNA and to recreate its urban genome. Buried under the rubble for hours after the January 12, 2010 earthquake, Georges Corvington came out alive,…

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

Children’s Activities at the 2019 Little Haiti Book Festival: Timoun, Vin Danse!

Bring the Children for a Series of Interactive Cultural Activities This year’s inclusive program features a mix of Haitian and other Caribbean artists who share a strong African cultural influence, and the drum becomes the focal element that allows us to create a cultural bridge between Haiti and its Caribbean neighbors. Storytelling. Dance. Music. Visual arts. Through stories, movement, colors, and sound, our little ones will explore traditional Haitian customs in a fun and interactive way. Storytelling for Children 12 p.m.…

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