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Virtual: "Haiti, The Healing Power of Storytelling," a Conversation with Edwidge Danticat and Chantalle F. Verna

 Haiti: The Healing Power of Storytelling,

A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat and Chantalle F. Verna
In support of Sister Cities Essex Haiti,
Celebrating 10 Years of Service to the Community of Deschapelles, Haiti

Join authors Edwidge Danticat and Chantalle F. Verna for an intimate conversation about the transformative power of storytelling. The exchange will highlight the life journeys of these two authors of Haitian descent and their commitment to ensuring more equitable access to the reading, crafting and telling of stories in and about Haiti.

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Edwidge DanticatEdwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, The Dew Breaker, Create Dangerously, Claire of the Sea Light, and Everything Inside. She is also the editor of The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, Best American Essays 2011, Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2. She  has written seven books for  children and young adults, Anacaona, Behind the Mountains, Eight Days, The Last Mapou, Mama's Nightingale, Untwine, My Mommy Medicine, as well as a travel narrative, After the Dance. Her memoir, Brother, I'm Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a  2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography.  She is a 2009 MacArthur fellow, a 2018 Ford Foundation  “The Art of Change” fellow, and the winner of the 2018 Neustadt International Prize and the 2019 St. Louis Literary Award.

Chantalle VernaChantalle F. Verna is an associate professor of history and international relations at Florida International University in Miami. She is the author of Haiti and the Uses of America: Post-U.S. Occupation Promises and coeditor of the The Haiti Reader: History, Culture, and Politics.




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Registered Attendees will be provided with a link to the virtual meeting

Proceeds from sales of Ms. Danticat & Ms. Verna’s books will be donated to SCEH.


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Event Date: 
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 7:00pm EDT
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Everything Inside: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525563051
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
Published: Vintage - July 7th, 2020

The Haiti Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Latin America Readers) Cover Image
By Laurent DuBois (Editor), Kaiama L. Glover (Editor), Nadève Ménard (Editor)
ISBN: 9781478006770
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Duke University Press - January 20th, 2020