I've read Kristen Radtke's graphic memoir Imagine Wanting Only This three times. The title, with its intricate weave of possible interpretations, keeps tracking me down, won't let go. And fragments of this book have apparently sublet my mind's eye, the panels flickering by like movie scenes, always leaving traces.
In collaboration with the Miami Book Fair, Ayiti Images launches a new film series, Books & Cinema with a special screening of the historical biopic, Toussaint Louverture. For the past several years, Ayiti Images has been using film as a platform to expose the greater South Florida community to a more positive and varied image of the Haitian experience. Films selected for the series are highly acclaimed and award-winning works capturing authentic aspects of Haitian life.
In 2012, Black Dog & Leventhal (one of our favourite names for a book publisher) published My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favourite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, a tribute to independent bookstores by 84 well-known writers. Edited by industry veteran Ronald Rice, illustrated by Leif Parsons and with a foreword by author Richard Russo, the book included essays by, among others, Fannie Flagg, John Grisham, Isabel Allende, Dave Eggers, Wendell Berry, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Lisa See and Erin Hildebrand. 
Authors from Haiti and its diaspora will showcase their work at a two day book fair scheduled for next month in Miami, Florida. “The Little Haiti Book Festival”, a free public event set for May 27 and 28 at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, is also expected to feature activities for children, a writers’ workshop, film screenings, dance and music performances.
Poet Derek Walcott dies at 87.  CASTRIES, St. Lucia – St. Lucian-born Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott died last month after a prolonged illness. He was 87. According to relatives who were by his bedside, the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature winner died at his home on the morning of Mar. 17. Up to press time no details of his illness had been disclosed.
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