June 25, 2008

Anancy @ The Caribbean Book and Art Fair 2008

Caribbean Book and Art Fair 2008The Caribbean Book and Art Fair 2008 was a wonderful opportunity to read with old friends Donna Weir-Soley, Joan Cartwright, Eunice Tate, Malachi, and Carole Boyce-Davis. It was also good to meet Jeanine Agant and Marcia Douglas.Jeanine and I read during the children's section, and I was pleased and surprised that many of the children knew about Anancy. The parents who attended the book fair have obviously done a good job with educating their children, and I didn't have to give the history of Anancy. All I had to do was read and enjoy being with the children.I began with the second chapter of Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories where Kevin, the bully, confronts Jimmy in the playground. I could see and hear the children's reactions when Kevin took away Jimmy's snack and it was an affirmation that I'd captured their imagination.The Caribbean Book and Art Fair is off to an auspicious start. I'm already looking forward to next year's program and to be a part of their growth.
For photos of the Caribbean Book and Art Fair, please follow this link: Anancy in Miramar

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Stephen A. Bess said...


That's a great way to spend the summer -- with Anancy! I'm happy to hear that the book is becoming more and more popular. It's introducing the young generation to a wonderful Diasporic character.

Geoffrey Philp said...

Give thanks, Stephen!

Yeah, it was great to spend time with the kids...


Dr. Joan Cartwright said...

Thank you, so much for including me in the blog about the CABA Fair! I really appreciate the blog you did about me and the photos!

Love and music,
Diva JC
p.s. please contact me at divajc47@yahoo.com to discuss a project I have in mind for children's books

Geoffrey Philp said...

Diva Joan, as usual it was apleasure to see you and to work with you.