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VI Literary Festival & Book Fair
April 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
This year’s theme for the VI Literary Festival and Book Fair is ‘Musings and Metaphors: Revolution, Evolution and Devolution (READ).’ The festival will run from April 10-13.
REGISTRATION at Venue: UVI Albert A. Sheen Campus Great Hall
PLENARY SESSION : Mistress of Ceremony: Kimarie Engerman, Ph.D., Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)
SPEAKERS: Education Commissioner, Tourism Commissioner Hon. Joe Boschulte, UVI President Dr. David Hall, Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett and Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands Hon. Albert Bryan Jr.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Deng Thiak Adut, author
Introduction: Alscess Lewis-Brown, author and VI LitFest program chair
A Decade of Change: A Conversation Around the Evolution of Neighborhoods and Communities Within the Virgin Islands and Beyond — A Context for Writers
Innovation by Design: From Inspiration to Publication: interactive workshop for aspiring, and well established, creative writers.
The Life Cycle of a Manuscript
Musings of Another Community: Strategies for a Writer: Race, Writing and Difference
The Sonnet, You and the Caribbean
Strategies for Giving Voice to History and Culture
Preserving Heritage: How the Literature Helps, Heals and Hurts
A Journey with Plantation Ghosts of Norway/Denmark: A Colonial Perspective
Book Bacchanal (Coordinator: Prof. Janis Valmond, Dr. Philosophy; Featuring: “Sweet Noise”
Author Readings/ Book Signings: Deng Thiak Adut, Danica David, Richard Georges, Fartein Horgar, Rozena Maart and Denene Milner
A Stitch and Time by Kim Lyons
Tradesmen of St. Croix: U.S.V.I by Karen Thurland
What A Difference a Change Makes! by Sheree Sekou
The Eighth Flag by Stan Joins
Book Sales/ Signings: Author Readings and Sharing
Open Mic Poetry