​Edwidge Danticat at Indian River State College (#IRSC)

​Edwidge Danticat at Indian River State College (#IRSC)

If you live in the Treasure Coast area and its surrounding, Indian River State College (Fort Pierce, Florida) is hosting a number of events–10 in total– on the brilliant memoir, “Brother, I’m Dying” by the prominent Haitian-born novelist Edwidge Danticat.  These series of events, based on the highlighted text, will take place throughout this academic Spring semester, 2017. 

For example, consider attending one of the informative and thrilling events:

January 31st at 12:30 pm at the Pavilion on Main Campus (the Gazebo area in front of the Library)

NEA Big Read & Just Read, Florida! 

Danticat Block Party

Join IRSC Libraries, CCG, and other Indian River State College departments for an introduction to IRSC’s NEA Big Read title Brother, I’m Dying, and the Just Read! Florida Initiative’s Krik? Krak! Learn more about Haiti with cultural performances, food, and activities, and learn about all the different ways you can join in the NEA Big Read events throughout the months of February and March.  

The first 50 attendees will also receive a free copy of Brother, I’m Dying. 

February 1st at 2:30 pm in N135 on Main Campus

What’s Your Story? An Introduction to the IRSC NEA Big Read

Main Campus

Indian River State College kicks off the NEA Big Read grant period with a faculty-driven panel that will provide an introduction to Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat and a lively discussion on the importance of telling your own stories through creative means and empathizing with the stories of others. Student and community panelists will also sit on the panel and provide the opportunity for further discussion.

Monday, March 27

V110, 1 p.m.

Create Dangerously: An Afternoon with Edwidge Danticat

Join award winning author Edwidge Danticat for a lecture on Brother, I’m Dying and the creative process during the closing event of the IRSC’s NEA Big Read program! Danticat’s numerous awards include a 1999 American Book Award, a 2011 Langston Hughes Medal, and a 2009 MacArthur Genius Grant. 

For more information, click on the link below to view the calendar of events relating to “Brother, I’m Dying”


Should you have any questions about this program, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Celucien L. Joseph (“Doctor Lou”) @ cjoseph@irsc.edu

Celucien L. Joseph, PhD

Professor of English 

Department of English/Modern Languages/Communication 

Indian River State 

Fort Pierce, Florida


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