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Little Haiti Book Festival Online in May


Miami Book Fair, in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, will host the Little Haiti Book Festival Online featuring four days of presentations by authors from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, panel discussions, performances, storytelling for children and more!


Events will be free and livestreamed via Crowdcast.


The annual Little Haiti Book Festival is a vibrant cultural experience that introduces and promotes writers, booksellers and performers from the island nation. This year’s schedule includes:


Sunday, May 9, 11 a.m.


Haitian Carnival: Art, Culture, Religion 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.

Sunday, May 16, 11 a.m.


Creole, Creolish: Regionalisms in Haitian Creole with Prof. Jean-Robert Placide and Prof. Yvon Lamour. Moderated by Ms. Sherley Louis, B.Ed. Includes special segments with artist Morel Doucet and Haitian-American lifestyle, tourism, culture, society and entertainment blog L’Union Suite.

Sunday, May 23, 11 a.m.


Gray Areas: Human Relations and Critical Thinking in the Era of Social Media with researcher Hervé 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.

Sunday, May 30, 11 a.m.


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.


For more information, please visit www.miamibookfair.com, call 305-237-3528 or email wbookfair@mdc.edu.

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