Behind today’s annual Scholastic-sponsored World Read Aloud Day program lie ‘innovation partnerships,’ a key part of LitWorld’s success.
International Day of the Girl: NABU Launches Haitian Creole / English Storybooks
Having conducted workshops in Haiti for authors, the literacy charity Nabu is releasing the two of a planned series of bilingual books for girls of color.
Bigger Presence of Francophone African and Haitian Publishers in Frankfurt
Africa has a larger presence in Frankfurt than ever this year, with a strong contingent of francophone publishers as part of the France Guest of Honor program.
On Dany Laferrière, Language and the Académie Française
Haitian-Canadian writer Dany Laferrière — who supports the end of the use of the term Francophone — has been admitted to Académie Française, prompting debate.
PEN and UNESCO to Bolster Minority Language Publishing
PEN International and Unesco have launched new research and training programs in Kenya, Haiti, Serbia and Nigeria to bolster local book publishing industries.
Border Crossers: The Here/There Memoirs
Beth Kephart, author of Handling the Truth — a guide to writing memoir — discusses several of her favorite border-crossing writers and the art of geomorphology.
Reborn Haiti Lit Fest Promises Post-Quake Reading Revival
Literary Festival Etonnants Voyageurs Haiti — “Astonishing Travelers Haiti” — will bring 40 authors to the island for the first time since the 2010 earthquake.
Has Publishing Cashed In on the Perception Haiti is Cursed?
What’s stopping the publishing industry from looking beyond books that exacerbate the perception that Haiti is populated by no small number of zombies?
Does Publishing Exacerbate the Cliche that Haiti is Cursed?
By Edward Nawotka The publishing industry has certainly done its part to help Haiti, donating half a million dollars to relief agencies in the days following the disaster, there have been charity books, and more. But one of the issues is that it seems that the writing about the island that draws the most attention underscores the misery, deprivation and …
Haitian Authors Star at France’s Etonnants Voyageurs Festival
By Olivia Snaije SAINT-MALO: This past weekend, the 21st edition of the French literary and film festival Etonnants Voyageurs took place in Saint-Malo, Brittany. While Russia, with an impressive line-up of authors and films was the guest of honor, Haitian writers played the starring role. Last January the second Haitian edition of the festival was just about to begin in …
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