He attended the Colrain Intensive in Greenfield in November, She attended the Fall Colrain Conference with this manuscript.
There are Haitian people in my friendship circle and family and also in my world as a writer. I wanted to share the marvelous contributions that people and people of Haitian descent in the field of kidlit and I snuck a few other genres in, as well.
These individuals are rockstars in their own right and since I know there are many who I have missed, I will continue to update this list.
Since I am not Haitian however, I have a huge respect for this nation and its accomplishments. We Caribbean people often say that it was only a difference of which slaveship we arrived on or which ports they stopped off at or sold Africans to which made a difference in which Caribbean island one originates.
Besides the connection of Haiti being the first free Black republic, a nation built by self-emancipated former slaves, I have a love for Haitian dance and zouk music and kompa. I will be updating this blogpost with news from Haitian-born and Haitian-descended authors. And for more reading about Haiti, check out these children and young adult books on the Keryolicious blog here.
So without further ado, I present to you Haitians in KidLit. Edwidge Danticat rightauthor and activist and me Edwidge Danticat Best known for her award-winning debut novel Breathe, Eyes, Memory and writing books selected for Oprah's Book Club, Edwidge Danticat is also often called on to comment on the events of Haiti and the Haitian-American diaspora which is a breath of fresh air and clearly thought-provoking.
She also does a lot of work in Haiti. Her debut novel American Street was met with accolades and many awards and nominations including the National Book Award in Leonicka Valcius right is a publishing professional, founder of DiverseCanLit, and board of directors chair for the Festival of Literary Diversity FOLD and me Leonicka Valcius Leonicka Valcius is a publishing professional who has whose work encompasses children's literature and other genres.
Leonicka is an amazing person to work with and knows the publishing industry so well. She is based in Toronto. He is an illustrator, visual artist, and teacher based in New York City. Check out his work here. Dany is Haitian-Canadian and lives in Montreal.
Unbeknownst to me, there was a copyright infringement and I had to pay a fine. While living and working in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, I was blessed to meet several talented people.
Two of them were women poets of the Haitian diaspora who have writing in the works.
These were a series of 5 workshops in Abu Dhabi and Dubai usually in air-conditioned cafes which were a huge welcome to the blazing white-hot 45 degree Celsius days. Christine has a way with words, so much so that she has been published in a variety of online mediums.
You can check out her work here. Daj far right is a nurse by day but a poet by night and me at the beach in Dubai Dajena Victor Now based in Montreal, Dajena is a lover of spoken word especially the Christian spoken word variety.
Currently she has a project "in the works" which is coming out in March.
You can check her out on Instagram at dajvic.Coordinates Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) is a graduate-level fine arts institution in Montpelier, Vermont. VCFA has a range of delivery models — including low residency, intensive conference retreats, and fully residential programs.
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She teaches writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, a low-residency program.
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