Caribbean Feminisms on the Page: Edwidge Danticat and Victoria Brown

writersBarnard University’s Caribbean Feminisms on the Page series features Edwidge Danticat (Class of ’90) and Victoria Brown in conversation on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 6:30pm, at the Event Oval, The Diana Center (located at 3009 Broadway, New York, New York).

Description: MacArthur Fellow Edwidge Danticat and debut novelist Victoria Brown come together in this second event of the Caribbean Feminisms on the Page series, which places distinguished writers in conversation with emerging authors to discuss issues including feminism, diaspora, and method.

Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including the novel Breath, Eyes, Memory and her family memoir, Brother, I’m Dying, which was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award. This year, she will publish a picture book, Mama’s Nightingale, and a young adult novel, Untwine.

Victoria Brown is the author of Minding Ben, a novel about a teenager from Trinidad working as a nanny in New York City. Her writing has appeared in The GuardianNBC NewsNew York MagazineThe Sunday Salon Fiction Zine, and Babble.

[Many thanks to my colleague, JoAnne Myers for bringing this item to our attention.]

For more information, see http://barnard.edu/events/caribbean-feminisms-page-0 and bcrw.barnard.edu

[Photo of Edwidge Danticat, by Ernesto Ruscio, from http://therumpus.net/2014/01/the-rumpus-interview-with-edwidge-danticat/; photo of Victoria Brown from http://victoriagbrown.blogspot.com/.]

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