Lovers of Jamaica and Jamaican literature, are in for a rare treat as Jamaican poet, columnist and top communications practitioner, Jean Lowrie-Chin shares her work at the South Regional-Broward College Library on Monday, November 2nd, at 6pm. She will read from Souldance, a collection of poetry and prose that spans 30 years of her writing. Jean Lowrie-Chin is well known in Jamaica as a sensitive and insightful columnist for the Jamaican Observer, and as the founder and managing director of PROComm, a leading Jamaican public relations firm. She is actively involved in the Womens Media Watch, Press Association, Stella Maris Foundation and Food for The Poor. The wide scope of her civic and charitable involvements informs her work with warmth, compassion and a profound grasp of the issues of her time.
Louis-Philipe Dalembert: began working as a journalist before leaving Haiti for France to earn a Ph.D in comparative literature. He has traveled widely in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, regions with figure in his poetry. His most famous books are Le crayon du Bon Dieu na pas de gomme and LÃaure face a la mer, which received the RFO Prize. Elizabeth Harry: is a professor of special education at the University of Miami, where her research and teaching focuses on the impact of special education on families of diverse cultural backgrounds. A native of Jamaica, she founded the Immortelle Childrens Center in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Harry is the author of a memoir, Melanie: Bird with a Broken Wing, and a collection of poems, In Sunshine and in Shadow.
Miami Dade Colleges Art Gallery System (AGS) and the Miami Book Fair International have joined forces to present two unique exhibitions that celebrate both the visual and literary arts at 6 p.m. on Nov. 4, 2009 at the Wolfson Campus Centre Gallery in downtown Miami. A special component of this years Book Fair, scheduled for Nov. 8-15, 2009, both exhibitions will feature illustrations from their respective novels. The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders is a unique exhibition of photos and illustrations from the best-selling and highly praised graphic novel of the same name.
Book lovers, get ready to celebrate because the 26th edition of the nations finest and largest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair International (Fair), is just around the corner. Presented by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College (MDC), the Fair will take place Nov. 8  15 at the colleges Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., in downtown Miami. The Fair will offer more than a week of cultural and educational activities, including author readings, book signings, the beloved Evenings With series, the IberoAmerican Authors program, the popular Street Fair Nov. 13, 15 featuring hundreds of vendors on the actual closed streets of downtown Miami surrounding the campus, Childrens Alley, Comix Galaxy, and much more.
Miami Book Fair International (Fair) will again treat book lovers to a week of cultural and educational activities, including a bevy of author presentations beginning Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 at Miami Dade College's (MDC) Wolfson Campus. The author presentations will begin with award-winning poet, essayist and scholar Elizabeth Alexander at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8. Alexander is best known for writing and delivering President Barack Obama's inaugural poem, Praise Song for the Day.