The Haitian Caribbean Book Fair honors Danticat, Férère and Diederich

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Publishers at the HC Book Fair 2014 Publishers at the Haitian Caribbean Book Fair 2014. The third annual Haitian Caribbean Book Fair, a Knight Arts grantee, will be held this weekend, beginning with an opening reception on Saturday evening and running through Sunday, May 24th at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.  The Haitian Caribbean Book Fair is part of a boom in literary culture in South Florida. Not too long ago, the Miami Book Fair International was the only major literary festival in town.   Today, the literary landscape is booming, thanks in part to the Knight Foundation's support of local organizations, such as the O, Miami Poetry Festival, Tigertail Productions, the Reading Queer Literary Festival, and The Writer's Room at The Betsy Hotel, among others. Edwidge Signing books at HC Book Fair 2014. Edwidge Danticat signing books at the 2014 fair. This year's festival will kick off on Saturday, May 23rd from 6-9 p.m. with a tribute to a trio of authors who hail from or write about Haiti and the Caribbean: 2009 MacArthur Fellow Edwidge Danticat, Dr. Gérard Férère and Bernard Deiderich. Throughout the day on Sunday, the festival will also host a wide range of French/Creole writers, workshops, activities for children including puppet and magic shows, as well as dance, food and entertainment that reflects Caribbean culture. Admission to the festival is free and open to the community.   The opening reception of the Haitian Caribbean Book Fair honoring Edwidge Danticat, Dr. Gérard Férère and Bernarn Deiderich will take place on Saturday, May 23rd from 6-9 p.m., and the festival will continue on Sunday, May 24th from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami.

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