The Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival 2022 is set to return to Brooklyn, USA from September 9-11, 2022. The festival theme is ‘We Outside!’
The Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival, which first ran in 2019, is a celebration of culture as expressed through the pen of the storyteller and the voice of the poet. Their platform is designed to facilitate vibrant conversations about Caribbean identity via a series of readings of classic and contemporary stories, podcasts, and conversations. It was founded by Marsha Massiah-Aaron who also takes the role of festival director.
Some of its guests from across the American continent have been Jamaica Kincaid, Kei Miller, Naima Coster, Burnett Coburn, Andre Bagoo, Tiphanie Yanique, Desmond Hall, Saraciea J. Fennell, Shakirah Bourne, Deborah Falaye, Asha Bromfield, Canisia Lubrin, Mervyn Taylor, Lisa Allen-Agostini, Jamie Figueroa, Roland Watson-Grant, Celeste Mohammed, Cherie Jones, Courttia Newland, among many others.
The 2022 edition, after a couple of editions that ran virtually, is set to return to the New York Burrough of Brooklyn in September. Here is the information that was shared by the team on August 15;
As a declaration, invitation and direction, ‘We Outside!’ is a characteristically Caribbean expression, and invites lovers of literature to join us at our in-person events spread over three days at various iconic venues in Brooklyn.
There we will uphold, enjoy and celebrate Caribbean writers whose work continue to point the way forward during the most uncertain of times.
We await information on featured guests and program. As soon as they become available, we shall share them.