May 9, 2007

Lorna Goodison and Caryl Phillips: Poetry and Fiction Reading

Caribbean writer Lorna GoodisonCaribbean writer Caryl Phillips

Lorna Goodison and Caryl Phillips: Poetry and Fiction Reading

On Thursday, May 10, 2007 at the Americas Society, two major authors from the Anglophone Caribbean—Jamaican poet, prose writer, and painter, Lorna Goodison (Tamarind Season; I Am Becoming My Mother, Goldengrove) and Kittitian novelist Caryl Phillips (A Distant Shore ; Cambridge, Dancing in the Dark)—present autobiographical and historical pieces from their formidable bodies of work, selections of which will be included in Review 74 (Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora Writing and Arts). Goodison's and Phillips's works explore their African heritage, the legacy of the Atlantic slave-trade, and themes relating to language, the notion of home, and filial relationships. Copies of the authors' books will be available for sale during and after the program. Reception to follow.

Thursday May 10
7 PM

680 Park Avenue at 68 th Street ,

New York
Free admission

This event takes place at Americas Society and is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

Reservations are required. Please email or call (212) 277 8359. Members receive priority seating.

The Spring 2007 Literature Department activities are funded by: Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, The Reed Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, and the Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature.

Special thanks to the Consulate General of Jamaica in New York and InterAmericas®--Society of Arts and Letters of the Americas.


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