DAC Rm. 128, Queens Campus
Readings and Conversation with Caribbean
Sponsored by: President’s Multicultural
Advisory Committee, The Office of the Provost, Division of Student
Affairs; Committee for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
(CLACS); University Libraries; Academic Affairs Committee (SGI);
Haraya, the Pan-African Students Coalition; Caribbean Students
In partnership with: Caribbean Cultural Theatre
Jacquline Bishop Bio
Jacqueline Bishop is a full-time Master Teacher in the Liberal
Studies Program at New York University. Ms. Bishop was a 2008-2009
Fulbright Fellow to Morocco, the 2009-2010 UNESCO/Fulbright Fellow,
and a 2011 Fulbright Facilitator. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Ms.
Bishop came to the United States to be reunited with her mother.
She is the founding editor of Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts
& Letters. The River's Song is her first novel. She is also the
author of two collections of poems, Fauna and Snapshots from
Istanbul. Her non-fiction books are My Mother Who Is Me: Life
Stories from Jamaican Women in New York and Writers Who Paint,
Painters Who Write: Three Jamaican Artists. Ms. Bishop is also an
accomplished visual artist with exhibitions in Jamaica, Belgium,
Morocco, USA and Italy.
Elizabeth Nunez Bio
Elizabeth Nunez immigrated to the US from Trinidad after completing
high school there. She is the award-winning author of eight
novels: Boundaries (nominated for the 2012 NAACP Image Award for
Outstanding Literary Fiction and New York Times Editors’ Choice);
Anna In-Between (2010 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for
literary excellence); Prospero's Daughter (2006 Novel of the Year
for Black Issues Book Review); Bruised Hibiscus (American Book
Award); Discretion (short-listed for the Hurston/Wright Legacy
Award); Grace; Beyond the Limbo Silence (Independent Publishers
Book Award in Multicultural fiction category); and When Rocks
Dance. Most of Nunez’s novels have also been published as
audio books, and two are in translation, in Spanish and
German. Nunez has also written several monographs of literary
criticism published in scholarly journals, and is co-editor of the
anthology, Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Woman Writers at Home and
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Date: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
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Location: DAC Rm. 128, Queens