ReadCaribbean

ReadCaribbean is a series of readings, discussions, writing workshops and more highlighting the vibrant and diverse literary culture of the Caribbean. It is a Miami Book Fair program created with the support of the Green Family Foundation.

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Past Events

May 2021

Sunday, May 30, 2021 @ 11:00 am
Livestreamed via Crowdcast

Taptap Krik? Krak! Books and Music for Families

Taptap Krik? Krak! Books and Music for Families. Storytelling with Muriel Johnson, Jude Joseph, Charlot Lucien, and Paula C. Pean. Books with Angie Bell, Tico Armand, Danielle Joseph, OliGa, and Imane Kernizan. Music with Inez Barlatier. Cooking with Nadege Fleurimond. Hosted by Mahalia Solages.  Includes a special segment with the Haitian Ladies Network. Download and color your own taptap for a chance to win a book and be featured in the next episode of Taptap Krik? Krak! Deadline: May 23.…

Sunday, May 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am
Livestreamed via Crowdcast

Little Haiti Book Festival Online!

Gray Areas: Human Relations and Critical Thinking in the Era of Social Media (Refleksyon sou enfliyans medya sosyal) with researcher Herve Fanini-Lemoine and Haitian radio and TV personality Carel Pedre. Moderated by Myrtha Wroy, M.S. Includes special segments with artist Vanessa Charlot and Haitian radio personality Elizabeth Guerin from Island TV. There is no doubt that social media has changed the world. Information that used to take days or weeks to spread is now instantly available around the globe,…

Sunday, May 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am
Livestreamed via Crowdcast

Little Haiti Book Festival Online!

Creole, Creolish: Regionalisms in Haitian Creole (Pale moun nan Nò ak pale moun nan Lwès ak Sid) with Prof. Jean-Robert Placide and Prof. Yvon Lamour. Moderated by Ms. Sherley Louis, Ms.Ed. Includes special segments with artist Morel Doucet and Haitian-American lifestyle, tourism, culture, society and entertainment blog L’Union Suite. Every language has regional dialects. Haitian Creole is also subject to these variations.  In Northern Creole, there are words, phrases, and pronunciations that are different from other regions of Haiti.…

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
Livestreamed

First Draft: A Literary Social with Katia D. Ulysse

A guided writing prompt with a twist. Because writing is thirsty work. Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Bring your own drink and log in for a First Draft event and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!…

Sunday, May 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am
Livestreamed via Crowdcast

Little Haiti Book Festival Online!

Haitian Carnival: Art, Culture, Religion (Kanaval nan Peyi Dayiti) with award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat and Reverend  Nathanael Saint-Pierre. Moderated by Lochard Noel, PhD. Includes special segments with artist Stephen Arboite and Haitian radio personality Severe Livincoeurs from WSRF. Carnival, called Madigra (Mardi-Gras) in Haiti, is a cultural event that is not to be missed. The population of Haiti, from the very poor to the very wealthy, dresses up in their brightest clothes and parades to the rhythms of Konpa music.…

July 2020

Saturday, July 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Facebook Live

Taptap KRIK? KRAK! Books & Music for Families

Hosted by Mecca “Grimo” Marcelin. With Edwidge Danticat, Leyla McCalla, Yanui, Juniace Senecharles Etienne The wheels on Taptap KRIK? KRAK! go round and round. Colorful and packed with stories, this bus is stopping at your house! Taptap KRIK? KRAK! online is a new webcast with a focus on Haitian and Caribbean stories, music, dance, and many other surprises. All aboard? Next stop, your living room! Stream from Facebook or YouTube with new shows dropping on Saturdays in June and July.…

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