I’m in New Orleans at the moment so hopefully I won’t be online hardly at all (#tearsupthebucketlist)… but just wanted to dip in to share with you some visual highlights from the Brooklyn Book Festival where I was invited to be a panelist
alongside Matthew McGevna, author of Little Beasts, Tanwi Nadini Islam, author of Bright Lines, and panel chair Ian Maloney who after individual readings led us through questions about how we write, what inspired these particular works, and the unique challenges of bringing them to fruition in a panel dubbed Confronting Tomorrow. And because you always, always have to be grateful, I have to thank the organizers of the Brooklyn Book Festival for inviting me, Musical Youth publisher CaribbeanReads for making it happen (seriously, Carol Mitchell, you go the extra mile), Beverly George and the Friends of Antigua Public Library (especially Peter) for once again making my time in the Big Apple stress free, my co-panelists for a wonderful shared experience, Caribbean Cultural Theatre for all they do to promote the artistes from the region, everyone who came out, family, friends etc etc (thanks…and apologies because mistakes have and will be made, and I don’t ever intend to be presumptuous with or neglectful of anyone though I don’t doubt that I have much as I don’t mean to) and not just thanks but big big props to talented Antiguan and Barbudan designer Miranda Askie of Miranda Askie Designs for outfitting me (in jewelry and clothing) for the event (#crosspromotiontotheworld) – for more of Miranda’s fashion, check out this write-up by sistren Antiguan-Barbudan blogger/author/designer Tameka. Here are some of the moments captured by FOAPL (Bev and Peter).
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