Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including “Claire of the Sea Light,” a New York Times notable book; “Brother, I’m Dying,” a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; “Breath, Eyes, Memory,” an Oprah Book Club selection; “Krik? Krak!,” a National Book Award finalist; “The Farming of Bones,” an American Book Award winner; and “The Dew Breaker,” a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in The New Yorker, and elsewhere. She lives in Miami.

Then and Now: An Afternoon with Edwidge Danticat

Join us for a lecture by Edwidge Danticat, who will discuss her writing career and special topics that drove her writings and current books. Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At the age of 12, she moved to Brooklyn, New York, to join her parents in a heavily Haitian-American neighborhood. As an immigrant teenager, Edwidge’s disorientation in her new surroundings was a source of discomfort for her, and she turned to literature for solace. Two years later she published her first writing in English, “A Haitian-American Christmas: Cremace and Creole Theatre,” in New Youth Connections, a citywide magazine written by teenagers. She later wrote another story about her immigration experience for New Youth Connections, “A New World Full of Strangers.” After graduating from Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn, New York, Danticat entered Barnard College in New York City. Initially she wanted to become a nurse, but her love of writing won out and she received a BA in French literature and received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Brown University in 1993.

Book signing to follow the lecture.
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Course # F1M4 — One Time Event
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Monday, October 24 2016
Time:1 - 2:30 PM
Fee:$15 / member; $15 / non-member

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