Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival: the lineup

If you’ve been following my blog and Instagram feed, then you know that this September is a very special month for Caribbean literature. Come 6-8 September 2019, Brooklyn will host its first ever Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival.

Festival highlights will include:

  • “An Evening with Jamaica Kincaid” hosted jointly with the Brooklyn Historical Society. At this event, fans can get up, close, and personal with the accomplished Antigua-born author whose works include A Small Place, Lucy, and Annie John.
  • A lunchtime conversation with acclaimed Trinidadian author Barbara Jenkins whose works include De Rightest Place and Sic Transit Wagon.
  • “Laureates of the Caribbean,” an evening of poetry and spoken word performances.
  • The announcement of the winning entry of the first ever Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writer’s Award.
  • A Children’s Programme featuring storytelling, wirebending, craft-making, and dancing!
  • “The Gayelle,” an all-day, open-air market with lots of literary events and stalls.