French novelist and poet Daniel Maximin was the guest of honor at the fourth edition of the Congress of Caribbean Writers last month in Guadeloupe. The organizers said the four-day event, which was sponsored by the Regional Council of Guadeloupe in collaboration with the Association of Caribbean Writers, attracted participants from the United States and 21 Caribbean countries to discuss themes relating to travel, migration and diasporas.
St. Lucian-born poet Vladimir Lucien has won the $60,000 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature at this year’s Bocas LitFest. Lucien, who was also awarded the OCM (One Caribbean Media) Award for Poetry, won with his collection titled, “Sounding Ground”.
Sir Curtly Ambrose, the Antigua and West Indies fast bowling icon, has launched his autobiography. The book, which will characterize his 98-Test career for West Indies between 1988 and 2000, is be entitled “Time to Talk”, playing to the beanpole speedster’s motto during his career that “Curtly talks to no man”.
This remarkable book is actually a historical document which reads like a novel. Stephen Fairweather, a Belizean who now lives in Florida, was researching the early history of Belize, specifically the Battle of St. George’s Cay, when he came upon the original document entitled “The Baymen of Belize” in the archives of the Royal Commonwealth Society in London.
May 24-25,2015. The Cultural Section of the Consulate General of Haiti in Miami, the Executive Board of Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Inc. and Mapou Cultural Center would like to invite you to the Third Annual Haitian Caribbean Book Fair in Little Haiti, on Sunday, May 24th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. There will be a kick off reception on Saturday May 23rd honouring Edwidge Danticat, Gérard Férère and Bernard Deiderich.
What: 3rd Haitian Caribbean Book Fair, presented by Sosyete Koukouy of Miami with Jean Mapou at the helm. When: Sun., May 24, 10am-6pm. Where: Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 260 NE 59th Terrace and on a few blocks of NE 2nd Avenue.Cost: Free & Open to the Community.
Dogs and their Humans are invited to run/walk together and enjoy an afternoon of fun While saving the lives of hundreds of dogs This Sunday, April 26th, Killian Greens Golf Course will be the setting for Paws 4 You’s annual Run-Fur-Fun 5K, a certified, competitive 5K run/walk that is open to South Florida’s four-legged friends and their human companions. The event, which will take place from 4:00pm – 7:30pm, will feature an officially timed 5k run/walk as well as a just for fun One-Mile Run/Walk. Participants who don’t have a dog to race with but wish they did can just “rent” a pooch running partner at the “Rent-a-Dog” Booth!
As a kid, I hated Valentine's Day. It forced me to consider the exact nature of my romantic situation. Let me take you back to Mrs. Nichtauser's fifth-grade class, the morning of February 14th. Ten-year-old me is sweating in anticipation (February, mind you. Sweating!).
The Center for Writing and Literature @ Miami Dade College (MDC) welcomes U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), who will present his new book,American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone (Sentinel) at the Wolfson Campus Auditorium, 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20. The event is free and open to the public, but attendees must RSVP for tickets.
Author of the newly acclaimed book, Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State,TD Allman presents his thought-provoking examination of Florida’s role in the Civil War, at Tropic Cinema. Champagne reception at the Tropic at 6:00PM followed by the lecture.
Pioneering Journalists. In our interview below with Ravi Howard, author of Driving the King, he mentions journalist Almena Lomax, an intriguing real-life figure in the novel who founded the Los Angeles Tribune in 1941. In Howard's story, narrator Nat Weary first meets her in that city as she's bicycling by his porch, delivering her weekly paper, the "third Negro newspaper in this town. Small family operation."
Sometimes, a book doesn't lend itself to an "elevator pitch"--it can't be adequately described without an extensive quote. That's the case with Ben Metcalf's debut novel, Against the Country (Random House), a tale told by a droll, misanthropic narrator. He begins with his childhood, his family having left town life for the country, namely, Goochland County, Va.
The Seven Mostly Awful Titles I Nearly Used for My First Book. I had done what I'd always assumed was the hard part. I'd not only written a book, but had actually sold it. All that I had to do now was come up with a title and then get ready to pose for the photo for the back cover. I was thinking of wearing a tweed jacket. Something with elbow patches perhaps.