(photo: Jonathan Demme)
Thursday, September 17, 6:30pm
Barnard alumna Edwidge Danticat and novelist Victoria Brown come together in the second event in the series, Caribbean Feminisms on the Page. This series places distinguished writers in conversation with emerging authors to discuss issues including feminism, diaspora, and method.
Edwidge Danticat is a 2009 MacArthur fellow and is the author of several books, including Brother, I’m Dying, which was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. This year, she will publish a picture book, Mama’s Nightengale, and a young adult novel, Untwine.
Victoria Brown is the author of Minding Ben (released in paperback as Grace in the City), a novel about a teenager from Trinidad working as a nanny in New York City. She has an MFA in Fiction from Hunter College. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, NBC news, New York Magazine, The Sunday Salon Fiction Zine, and Babble. She teaches in the English Department at LaGuardia Community College, and is currently at work on her second novel.
Event Oval, Diana Center
3009 Broadway, Manhattan