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Readings by David Allen, Margaret Watts, Loraine Barnaby, Jeanne O'Day, Kamla Best, Angie Cruz, and Malachi Smith (1996)

David Allen of Jamaica, winner of an Avery and Jule Hopwood Award in Creative Writing, reads the prologue and a short passage from his novel All Fruits Ripe. Trinidadian poet Margaret Watts of the…

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Readings by Francesca Monplaisir, Anson Gonzalez, Ian Bethel-Bennett, Jaqueline Johnson, Obediah Smith, and Ronald Lightbourne (1996)

Dr. Sandra Paquet of the University of Miami introduces the program and readers for CWSI July 23, 1996. Francesca Monplaisir reads an excerpt from her work in progress. Trinidadian poet Anson…

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Readings by Ian Strachan, Derrilyn Morrison, Julia Petitfrere, Marie-Ovide Gina Dorcely, and Margaret Gill (1996

Trinidadian novelist Earl Lovelace introduces the CWSI program of readings for July 26, 1996. Ian Strachan from New Providence Island, Bahamas, a playwright/lecturer/poet and professor of English at…

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Readings by Jorge Cortinas, Marie Theodore, Helen Klonaris, Louie Laveist, Kim Robinson-Walcott, Marceau Silen, Deborah Jack, Celia Alvarez, Susan Brown, Lianne Dookie, and Hazel Simmons-MacDonald (1996)

Jorge Cortinas, a Cuban-American playwright, reads three short pieces, one of them a poem title "Islands Called Static." Marie Theodore, a student at University of Massachusetts at Boston,…

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Earl Lovelace reads from Salt (1996)

Robert Antoni of the University of Miami introduces Trinidadian novelist Earl Lovelace and talks about his novels The Dragon Can't Dance and The Wine of Astonishment. Lovelace reads the first…

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Brian Antoni reads from "Paradise Overdose" (1996)

Dr. Sandra Paquet of the University of Miami English Dept., a Caribbean scholar, introduces Bahamas-born novelist Brian Antoni of Miami. Antoni remarks on the use of dialect in his novel Paradise…

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Readings by Fred D'Aguiar (1996)

Dr. Sandra Paquet of the University of Miami English Dept. introduces Guyanese writer Fred D'Aguiar, who reads an excerpt from his novel, The Longest Memory, which is set in 1810 Virginia and…

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Readings by Robert Antoni and Adrian Castro (1996)

Dr. Sandra Paquet of the University of Miami English Dept., a Caribbean scholar, gives announcements about upcoming readings, then introduces University of Miami professor of Caribbean studies and…

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George Lamming reads from Natives of My Person (1996)

Fred D'Aguiar introduces Barbadian writer George Lamming and reads from the foreword by Sandra Paquet in Lamming's novel In the Castle of My Skin. Lamming then talks about his novel Natives…

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James Maraniss talks about translation (1996)

James Maraniss, translator of Cuban author Antonio Benitez Rojo's novel "The Sea of Lentils" (El Mar de las Lentejas), is introduced by Dr. Shari Benstock of the University of Miami…

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Fiction and Poetry Readings: Brittany Wivell, Nicola Johnson, Maritza Stanchich, Eugenia O'Neal, Joanne Hillhouse, Beatrice Gardiner, Kezia Page, and Omar Garcia (1995)

Mervyn Solomon introduces the CWSI program and Dr. Sandra Paquet of the University of Miami English Dept. Sandra welcomes the participants, encourages them to spread the word about the Institute, and…

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Fiction and Poetry Readings: Olive Senior (1995)

Mervyn Solomon introduces Dr. Sandra Paquet of the University of Miami English Dept., who introduces Jamaican author Olive Senior. Jamaican author Olive Senior reads some selections from Gardening in…

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Fiction and Poetry Readings: Antonio Benitez Rojo and Basil Paquet (1995)

Mervyn Solomon introduces Dr. Sandra Paquet of the University of Miami English Dept., who introduces Cuban author and scholar Antonio Benitez Rojo. Benitez Rojo discusses his novel Mar de las…

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Fiction and Poetry Readings: Dalma Llanos, Sarah Pemberton Strong, Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming, Vincent Neptune, Faye Harrison, Elna Lawton de Torruella, Jean Goulbourne, Donna Weir-Soley and Malachi Smith (1995)

Adele Newson introduces the CWSI. She then introduces Mervyn Solomon, who introduces the program and introduces Puerto Rico-born New Yorker Dalma Llanos as the first writer. Llanos, a member of the…

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Fiction and Poetry Readings: Joanne Hyppolite, Cin D Quashie, Guichard Cadet, Myriam Chancy, Sheryl Byfield, Danielle Legros Georges, and Obediah Smith (1995)

Mervyn Solomon introduces the program, which is held at Tap Tap Haitian Restaurant in south Miami Beach, and then introductes Joanne Hyppolite, Haiti-born Floridian award-winning novelist and…

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Fiction and Poetry Readings: Sasenarine Persaud (1995)

Dr. Sandra Paquet of the University of Miami English Dept. introduces Guyana-born Canadian poet Sasenarine Persaud as a writer interested in Caribbeans of Indian descent. Persaud expresses thanks and…

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