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6573: Annonces: esp., Caribbean writers reading in NYC (fwd)

From: carolle charles <Carolle_Charles@baruch.cuny.edu>
>Last days:  through January 27, 2001: Utopia, The Search for the Ideal
>Society in the Western World, New York Public Library (42nd St. & Fifth
>Ave.) and elsewhere. http://www.nypl.org/utopia  &
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>Wednesday January 24, 2001, 8:00 p.m.
>The Poetry Project at Saint Mark's Church Presents a Reading by Haitian
>Writers Paul LARAQUE and Denizé LAUTURE
>http://www.poetryproject.com  -- 131 E. 10th St. -- $7 ($4
>students/seniors), tel: 212-674-0910.
>    ...The Poetry Project, located in St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery at
>2nd Avenue and 10th Street in Manhattan, presents a reading by Paul
>Laraque and Denizé Lauture.  Paul Laraque is widely regarded as one of
>Haiti's leading contemporary poets.  Lawrence Ferlinghetti calls Mr.
>Laraque "one of the great voices of truth."  Born in Jérémie, Haiti, Mr.
>Laraque fled Haiti during the reign of Papa Doc and has only recently
>been able to return.  At present he devotes full-time to his writing and
>to his activities as Secretary General of the Association of Haitian
>Writers Abroad.  He is the author of several books of poetry, including
>_Les armes quotidiennes / Poésie quotidienne_, which was the first work
>to receive the Casa de las Américas Prize in French.  Roberto Márquez
>says of Mr. Laraque's writing, "Against the facts of hunger,
>depredation, and despair, his poems are at once a weapon, a collective
>refuge, and a personal life raft."
>    Denizé Lauture, who migrated from Haiti to the United States in
>1968, writes poetry in Creole, English, and French.  His poems have
>appeared in many literary magazines, such as _Callaloo_, _Black American
>Literature Forum_, and others.  He has authored two volumes of poetry
>and two children's books: _Father and Son_, which was among the five
>books nominated to the NAACP's 1993 Image Awards, and _Running the Road
>to ABC_, which received the Coretta Scott King Award in 1996.  He
>currently teaches at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, New York,
>where he was the recipient of the 1994 Board of Trustees Award for
>Excellence.  He has read his poetry at the United Nations, the American
>Museum of Natural History, Gracie Mansion, and at many universities,
>colleges, and literary centers.  "The rich lyrical language used by the
>author... creates a strong sense of place," writes _Horn Book Magazine_
>of Mr. Lauture's _Running the Road to ABC_.
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>Maryse CONDÉ will be giving readings from Desirada and Windward Heights,
>recently released in English in translations by Richard Philcox.
>http://www.sohopress.com/desirada.html  &
>Friday, January 26, 2001, Maryse Condé and Richard Philcox will be
>reading from Desirada and Windward Heights at Barnes & Noble, 2289
>Broadway at 82nd St., 7:30 p.m. (free), 212-362-8835   http://bn.com
>Monday, January 29, 2001, 8:00 p.m., 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave.,
>212-996-1100, 12$, http://www.92ndsty.org
>Readings by Maryse Condé & Bharati Mukherjee
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>Sunday, February 25, 2001, 2:00 p.m.
>Edwidge DANTICAT, presenting her newest text, a collection of essays,
>_The butterfly's way: voices from the Haitian dyaspora in the United
>States_  SohoPress.  http://www.sohopress.com/butterfly.html
>Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library Auditorium
>Grand Army Plaza
>(718) 230-2100
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>Friday and Saturday, February 9 & 10:  "Homage to Léo Ferré;  Thank You
>Satan", Michel HERMON at the French Institute / Alliance Française,
>performances at 8 p.m. $30; $25 FIAF Members
>Monday, February 5: "Léo Ferré and his Poets", readings, 8 p.m..
>Readings by Michel Hermon and Jacqueline Chambord   $10; $5 FIAF Members
>FRACUNY - The Francophone Association of CUNY
>annonces via Thomas C. Spear, secrétaire <spear@lehman.cuny.edu>