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Caribbean American Literary Series Enters 4Th Season With Reunion Of NY Area Writers, November 10, 2009, Brooklyn

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The extraordinary talents of some of the New York area’s most critically acclaimed emerging writers return to Downtown Brooklyn, for a new season of Poets & Passion.  Now in its 4th Season, the Caribbean Cultural Theatre’s monthly after-work gathering celebrating the richness and diversity of the Caribbean’s literary traditions, kicks off on Tuesday, November 10 at St. Francis College – Callahan Center, 182 Remsen Street (between Clinton & Court Streets), Brooklyn, NY, beginning at 7PM.
Poets & Passion – Reunion offers a ‘second look’ at some of the writers and performance poets who joined us during 2009 at our many sittings all over  New York City at venues as divers as college campuses, book stores, the Harlem Book Fair and even City Hall.  The program will feature the work of Haitian poet Yolaine St. Forte, Fulbright Scholars Jacqueline Bishop ( Jamaica ) and Tiphanie Yanique (US Virgin Islands), Jamaican Dub poet jaBez, and fiction writers Anthony Wendell DeRiggs ( Grenada ) and Anton Nimblett ( Trinidad ).  The evening culminates, as always, with electric and provocative open mic readings by members of the audience.
Designed for lovers of the written word, the programs provide a forum for celebrated artists, emerging talents and the general public to share their experiences and insights on heritage, community and the creative process. Now in is fourth year, what started as itinerant readings and book signings has evolved into a curious mix of literary salons and open mic performance sessions. 
Since its inception Poets & Passion has hosted such creative luminaries as poets Kamau Braithwaite ( Barbados ), Merle Collins ( Grenada ), Linton Kwesi Johnson (UK) and Opal Palmer Adisa ( Jamaica ); novelists Lisa Allen-Agostini (Trinidad), E.R. Braithwaite ( Guyana ) and Glenville Lovell ( Barbados ); Beverly Anderson Manley, the wife of the former prime minister of Jamaica ; and the late screenwriter Trevor Rhone.  
St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street , is located Downtown Brooklyn in close proximity to Brooklyn Borough Hall and is easily accessible to public transportation:
Subway: Court Street/Borough Hall – 2, 3, 4, 5, M; R. Jay Street/Borough Hall – A, C, F
Bus: B25, B26, B37, B38, B41, B45, B51, B52, B75 – Court /Joralemon Streets
Caribbean Cultural Theatre is a theatrical immersion experience presenting the work of Caribbean based and/or influenced writers, performers and other practitioners that both entertain and enlighten.  With an eclectic and ever-evolving blend of artists and cultures, the company, through active collaboration with both Caribbean and non-Caribbean artists of all disciplines, honours a balanced rendering of Caribbean culture and the Caribbean-American experience.
The 2009 – 10 season is presented in part with the support of the offices of State Senator Kevin Parker, Assembly member N. Nick Perry and Councilmember Mathieu Eugene, the Alliance of Resident Theaters/New York, St Francis College – Office of Community Affairs, New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation, New York City Department of Youth & Community Development, Material for the Arts; along with corporate contributions and individual donations. 

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