Brooklyn Book Festival 2017
Long-Memoried Woman: A Celebration of Storytelling, Heritage, and Family with Caribbean Women Writers
6:00pm – 9:30pm
15 September 2017
Bartow Community Center
Readings, Rum, Reasoning: Independence and Writing We Culture
7:00pm – 10:30pm
16 September 2017
South Oxford Space
11:00am – 12:50pm
18 September 2017
Woody Tanger Auditorium
Brooklyn College Library
Join award winning poet, short story writer, essayist, and novelist Sandra Cisneros for a reading and conversation as part of the Latina Life Stories series. Presented by The Ethyle R.Wolfe Institute for the Humanities, co-sponsored with the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, and the American Studies Program.
This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
For more information email Vanessa Perez-Rosario, VPerezRosario@brooklyn.cuny.edu.
Brooklyn Book Festival
11-17 September 2017
Below are a list of Caribbean-related events and panels before and during the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, 17 September. The list may be incomplete. Events are listed in chronological order.
All events free unless otherwise noted.
Below are a list of Caribbean-related events and talks during the Windham Campbell Prize Festival. Prize recipients and panelists include Erna Brodber and André Alexis.The Festival will take place from Wednesday, 13 September to Friday, 15 September. Events are listed in chronological order, with locations noted at the end of each description. Of special note is the “Emancipation in Woodside” event, with Erna Brodber in conversation with Claudia Rankine on Friday, 15 September, 4pm. More information is available at the Windham Campbell Prize website.
Images from Windham webpage. In order from left to right: Erna Brodber, Claudia Rankine and André Alexis
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
20 September 2017
Pless Hall, Ground floor
Steinhardt School – NYU
Join celebrated novelist, essayist and poet Kei Miller for a reading from his new novel “Augustown”, followed by a conversation wth prize-winning author Tiphanie Yanique on writing across genres. Presented by NYU Institute of African American Affairs and NYU Arts & Science Liberal Studies.
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP by calling 212-998-4222.
For more information please contact Liberal Studies at 212.992.8742 or email LS.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above adapted from email.
Image adapted from pdf.
This panel explores the performance of blackness in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil and its transnational resonance with black cultural producers in other Latin American countries. Performance here is broadly defined as the cultural expression of blackness in these three countries and beyond, and will be examined through the lens of sociology, literature, art history, and performance studies. While much of Latin American Studies generally marginalizes studies of race relations and blackness, this panel aims to think of the performance of blackness as a basic component of the continent’s identity formation and cultural production.
Trinidadian Voices at Pen America
This year two Trinidadian poets will be participating in Pen America’s World Voices Festival.
The Caribbean Memory Project and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture present “Everyday Archive: Caribbean Edition,” a day devoted to archiving the Caribbean.
1 April 2017
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, New York 10037
From event description:
Do you have archival materials related to and/or from the Caribbean in your personal collection? Bring them into the Schomburg for this fun-filled workshop with The Caribbean Memory Project! Dawn Cumberbatch and Kevin A. Browne will be with us for a day filled of storytelling, document scanning, and archival collection organizing!
RSVP via eventbrite here.
Image from eventbrite announcement.
Even in Paradise: A Conversation with Elizabeth Nunez
Poets and Passion- A Caribbean Literary Lime 10th Anniversary Season
Place: BRIC Arts + Media House, 647 Fulton Street (at Rockwell Place), Downtown Brooklyn, NY 11217
Date: 21 March 2017
The Caribbean Digital III
2 December 2016
Maison Française | Columbia University
Additional pre-conference workshop on Thursday, 1 December, 4-6PM at the Studio@Butler for an information session and workshop devoted to multimedia mapping project In the Same Boats: Toward an Intellectual Cartography of the Afro-Atlantic.
Africana Studies Hosts Caryl Phillips
Seton Hall University
Place: Chancellor’s Suite, University Center
Date: 16 November 2016
DANCE: Island to Island – Moving Caribbean in New York City
by Christine Jowers & The Dance Enthusiast
Place: Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway, Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, Entrance at 53A Chambers St, New York, NY 10007
Date: 16 November 2016
Time: 6:15pm – 9:00pm
When Children Of Yemaya Speak, Revolution Words II
Place: Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009
Date: 26 November 2016
Haitian Creole: Orality & Cultural Identity
2016 Haitian Creole Language & Culture Conference
Date: 28-29 October 2016
Place: 2705 Campus RD., Corner of 27th Street, Brooklyn College