Miami, May 3, 2021 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Book Fair, in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Inc., 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.
WHAT: MDC’s Miami Book Fair and Sosyete Koukouy Presents the Little Haiti Book Festival
WHEN: Every Sunday, May 9 to May 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Miami Book Fair Online
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About Sosyete Koukouy of Miami
Established in 1985, Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Inc. (Sos*ye*te Koo*Kouy), is dedicated to preserving Haitian culture in the United States through education, arts and cultural presentations to Creole and non-Creole speaking audiences. In support of that mission, Sosyete Koukouy presents and produces cultural programs that increase awareness of Haitian people, their language, rituals and traditions, and their deep roots in the African continent. It also produces programs that foster greater understanding between Haitians and people of other ethnicities, cultures and heritage; and fosters respect for the art and artists of Haiti, Africa and the rest of the Caribbean by raising awareness of their historical and artistic contributions to the national and international cultural landscape. For more information, contact Jan Mapou at 305-757-9922.
About Miami Book Fair
Founded in 1984 by Miami Dade College and partners, Miami Book Fair engages the community through inclusive, accessible programs that promote reading and support writers year-round. The annual eight-day festival has grown into the largest and most comprehensive community-rooted literary gathering in the United States generating discourse on contemporary literature and current issues of international importance. Throughout the rest of the year, Miami Book Fair responds hosts an ongoing schedule of activities, including The Little Haiti Book Festival; creative writing and publishing workshops; author presentations; reading campaigns; and Read to Learn Books for Free, a partnership with The Children’s Trust that distributes more than 150,000 free books a year to children in Miami-Dade County.
Miami Book Fair programming is made possible through generous support from the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Miami Downtown Development Authority; and Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners. Miami Book Fair: Building community, one reader at a time.
Miami Book Fair contact: Lisa Palley, Palley Promotes, 305-642-3132 firstname.lastname@example.org.