ReadCaribbean – 2016

Miami has emerged as the unofficial crossroads of the Caribbean, which is why the Fair has always included the most prominent writers from the region. This year, the Fair formalizes this focus by establishing ReadCaribbean, a program featuring extensive Caribbean-specific events, including readings and panel discussions, children’s writers to inspire young readers, book signings, storytelling and music, plus publishers at the Street Fair. When appropriate, author events will take place in Creole (with simultaneous translation into English). For all things Caribbean, look for the .

ReadCaribbean programs created in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Lit Fest, and ReadJamaica with the support of John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

A very special thank you to Jan Mapou, Myrtha Wroy, Jerry Delince, and Cergine Cator, members of Sosyete Koukouy and collaborators in Miami Book Fair’s ReadCaribbean programs. Established in 1985, Sosyete Koukouy, Inc. (Sos-ye-te Koo-Kouy), is dedicated to preserving Haitian culture in the United States through education and arts and cultural presentations. Their mission is the preservation, perpetuation, and presentation of Haitian cultural performances and exhibitions, to Creole and non-Creole speaking audiences.