April 10, 2012
A Reading and Booksigning event featuring
Diana McCaulay and Yolaine M. St. Fort
John’s University’s Office of the Provost, the President’s
Multicultural Advisory Committee and other university departments
and students organizations present Readingsand
Conversation with Caribbean Writers. This reading and book
signing event will be a part of the University’s Academic Lecture
event to be held on the Queens campus will feature award winning
Jamaican writer and environmental activist Diana McCaulay and
renowned writer and poet Yolaine M. St. Fort, who is of Haitian
descent. Both writers will read from selections of their work and
participate in a Q & A session prior to the book signing.
Readings and Conversations with Caribbean
FEATURING: Jamaican writer
and environmental activist Diana McCaulay
Haitian writer and poet Yolaine M. St. Fort
(A Reading and Book signing event.)
Thursday, April 19
Belson/Finley Hall,Law School Atrium, 4th Floor
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Diana McCaulay, is an award winning Jamaican writer,
newspaper columnist and environmental activist. Her short story,
The Mango, the Ackee and the Breadfruit won the Lifestyle
Short Story competition in 1991. She has written children’s books
and her short fiction has been published by The Caribbean Writer.
In 2008, her story The Blue Tarpaulin won The David Hough
Literary Prize, awarded by the Editorial Board of The Caribbean
Writer. Her debut novel, Dog-Heart, won various
Yolaine M. St. Fort, a writer of
Haitian descent holds a M.A. in Creative Writing from Long Island
University. She is the recipient of a recent fellowship from the
MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire and has done workshops with Cave
Canem in New York. Her stark and haunting poetry was prominently
featured in General Authority: Haiti Earthquake 1-12-2010.
Yolaine is a founding director of the Lathan Mission Foundation’s
Angels of Christ Orphanage and Institution Primaire Mixte de la
C.E.P.H. de Lathan, which serves approximately one hundred and
seventy five children in Port au Prince, Haiti.
For media inquiries,
please contact Dominic Scianna, Assistant Vice President for Media
Relations, by calling (718) 990-6185, or by e-mail to email@example.com.
This event is in
partnership with the Caribbean Cultural Theatre.