The Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival is pleased to announce the dates of its 4th annual festival are September 9 -11, 2022 and this year’s theme is We Outside!
After consecutive two years of virtual presentations, we are excited to exchange touch, thoughts, stories and culture with our beloved readerly communities in this return to in-person programming. Fittingly, the ‘We Outside!’ theme helps us capture the joyous feeling of reunion experienced by the entire world after a protracted and challenging lockdown. As a declaration, invitation and direction, ‘We Outside!’ is a characteristically Caribbean expression, and invites lovers of literature to join us at our six events spread over three days at various iconic venues in Brooklyn to uphold, enjoy and celebrate Caribbean storytelling and its writers whose work continue to point the way forward during the most uncertain of times.
One of this year’s festival’s main attractions is the launch of King of Soca – a somewhat biography of Machel Montano, penned by his mother Elizabeth ’Lady’ Montano. Machel is indisputably, the best and most prolific artiste in soca – a genre of music birthed in his native Trinidad & Tobago – this book’s release is part of the celebration of his remarkable 40-year tenure in the music industry in 2022. Other events include the poetry-centric Laureates of the Caribbean featuring Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Urayoan Noel and Adrian Augier, We Are Black Powerful featuring Trinidadian filmmaker, Yao Ramesar, and The Caribbean Pantheon: Goddesses and the Divine, which is a conversation about West African-Caribbean spirituality and sisterhood between Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa and Katia D. Ulysse
All events are FREE but you must RSVP
For more info or to support the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival, visit www.bklyncbeanlitfest.com