Reminder: Inaugural Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival


The inaugural Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival, organized around the theme “Caribbean beyond Carnival,” takes place on September 6-8, 2019. Events will take place at Greenlight Bookstore, 333 Lounge, Brooklyn Historical Society, and The Plaza at 300 Ashland (see more details below). According to Kathleen Culliton (Patch):

“Caribbean beyond Carnival” will launch at Greenlight Bookstore in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, where writer Barbara Jenkins will read from one of her best-selling novels (September 6 at 12:00 noon). The program includes an Evening with Jamaica Kincaid (September 7) and a Guest Author Reading by Kei Miller (September 8).

Acclaimed Antiguan-American novelist Jamaica Kincaid — whose novel “See Now Then” won the Before Columbus Foundation America Book Award in 2014 — will host an evening of conversation at the Brooklyn Historical Society Saturday evening at 7 p.m.

And the festival will close Sunday at 3 p.m. with an afternoon of storytelling, music and poetry readings hosted by Attilah Springer, Kevin Adonis Browne and Kela Francis.

Festival events will also feature works from acclaimed authors Kei Miller, Lauren Alleyne, Paul Pryce, DaMaris Hill and more at the following venues:

  • Greenlight Bookstore at 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts-Gardens
  • 333 Lounge at 333 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Heights
  • Brooklyn Historical Society at 55 Water St., DUMBO
  • The Plaza at 300 Ashland at 300 Ashland Place, Fort Greene

Free tickets to festival events are available at Eventbrite.

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