The 2015 Conference for the Callaloo Journal of African Diaspora Arts & Letters will be hosted by Brown University. The opening reading will be given by Edwidge Danticat tomorrow, June 10 at 6:00 pm in Churchill House, on 155 Angell St. Callaloo was recently ranked as one of the top fifteen American literary magazines by Every Writer’s Resource.

More conference events are available June 10-13–see the program here:

Click to access 2015%20CALLALOO%20CONFERENCE%20Program.pdf

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EDWIDGE DANTICAT, who was born in Haiti, received the MFA in creative writing from Brown University in 1993. She is author of more than fifteen books of fiction, creative nonfiction, and texts for young adult readers, including Claire of the Sea Light, Brother, I’m Dying, The Farming of Bones, Breath, Eyes, Memory, Behind the Mountains, Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490, and The Dew Breaker. For her work as a writer, she has been given a number of awards and honors, the recent being Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, Super Flaiano Prize, and MacArthur Foundation Fellow. Smith College (2012) and Yale University (2013) have bestowed the honorary doctorate degree. She lives in Miami.

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