Miami –4/21/06–Word is spreading in literary circles…there is an upcoming event that writers must put on their calendars. The 2006 Caribbean Woman Writer as Scholar Conference themed, Imaging, Theorizing and Creating will be held at the Westin Diplomat Conference Center in Hollywood, Florida from May 30th to June 3rd, 2006.
A small sampling of presenters at the conference includes: Erna Brodber, from Jamaica, keynote speaker; Edwidge Danticat from Haiti, one of the distinguished host writers and Angie Cruz from the Dominican Republic. Recognized writers of children’s literature will also be participating including Merle Hodge, Eintou Pearl Springer, Joan Hyppolyte and Lissette Norman.
The event is appropriate for all teachers, writers and genres including children’s literature and will also include a Haitian art exhibition and cultural performances. More than two hundred and fifty writers scholars are expected to attend along with literary agents searching for new clients. Evenings will feature poetry readings, spoken word sessions and performance pieces to which the general public are invited for a small registration fee.
Presenters will discuss Caribbean female identity, imagination, sexuality, language and spiritual power across the Caribbean Diaspora. “The most rewarding part of the conference is the ability to bring women writers and scholars together from all over the world to South Florida,” said Dr. Carole Boyce Davies, the conference chair.
The conference registration fee, which is under $200, includes over 25 sessions– panel discussions as well as inspirational and motivational lectures. Check the website www.fiu.edu/~africana/caribwomen for more event information.
To schedule an interview please contact:
Carole Boyce Davies 305-919-5380 or 5521
What: 2006 The Caribbean Woman Writer as Scholar Conference
Where: Westin Diplomat Conference Center
3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, Florida 33019
When: May 3oth – June 3rd
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Conference Registration Information see http://www.fiu.edu/~africana/caribwomen