An Invitation to the Kick off of the IRSC NEA Big Read: “Brother, I’m Dying” by Edwidge Danticat
FOR USE WITH STORY-ARTS-DANTICAT-Writing about the life and history of her homeland, 29-year-old Haitian-born author Edwidge Danticant, shown December 2, is riding high with reviewers having praised her latest book “The Farming of Bones” which is a story based on the 1937 slaughter of 30,000 Haitians living in border towns ordered by Domincan Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo, as her best to date. Danicat’s popularity was catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after her first book “Breath Eyes Memory” was praised on the Oprah Winfrey talk show. CB/KM – RTRJYR3
If you live in the Treasure Coast area in Florida, you are cordially invited to the #IRSC NEA Big Read to examine the writings of the award winning novelist Edwidge Danticat
Event: Kick off of the NEA Big Read:
Faculty-Driven Panel Discussion on Edwidge Danticat’s book, “Brother, I’m Dying.” Dr. Celucien L. Joseph (“Docteur Lou”), Professor of English at Indian River State College and Co-Advisor to the Haitian Cultural Club at IRSC, will provide an overview of the book.
Where: Indian River State College
(Main Campus in Fort Pierce, Florida)
When: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM
Room #: N 135
*The Faculty-driven panel 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 members will also sit on the panel and provide the opportunity for further discussion.
** The first 50 attendees will also receive a free copy of “Brother, I’m Dying.”