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Haiti - Culture : Launch of the Book Fortnight
04/06/2019 10:55:35

Haiti - Culture : Launch of the Book Fortnight
Monday, in the gardens of the National Haitian Pantheon Museum (MUPANAH), Max E. Chauvet the Director General of Nouvelliste accompanied by among others Mrs. Michèle Lubin Legros Vice President of Commercial Relations at UNIBANK, writer journalist Émmelie Prophete Director General of the Haitian Office of the Rights of Authors launched the Book Fortnight, as a prelude to the 25th edition of Livres en Folie (20 June), to be held this year at the UNIBANK Park in Tabarre.

This year the organizers of this event, Le Nouvelliste and Unibank, are honoring the academician Dany Laferrière. Filmmaker Arnold Antonin and his documentary films will also be in the spotlight "This guardian of Haitian memory deserves to be honored for taking the initiative to immortalize some authors, writers and musicians in this country," said Chauvet.

Various literary and cultural activities are planned as part of the Book Fortnight, both in Port-au-Prince which Province said Emmelie Prophet citing among others :

  • June 5 at 5:00 pm Presentation of the two collections gathering the works of the award-winning students in the internal competition of writing and illustrations at the Institution Sacred Heart of Turgeau;
  • June 5 at 5:00 pm at French Institute in Haiti, "Once upon a time, Maurice Sixto";
  • June 6, June, Tele 20, Emmelie Prophète will receive the historian Pierre Buteau. The interview will take place around "The vocation of the elite" to commemorate the 100 years of the publication of the essay by Jean-Price Mars;
  • June 6 at 5:00 pm at the FOKAL, launch of the book "Legislative basket of Haitian women" (haïtiennes) of the Association MOUFHED;
  • June 6 at 4:30 pm, at the French Institute, Mirline Pierre de Legs Editions and Sybille Claude will dialogue around "The song of wounds" by Sybile Claude;
  • June 7, the Center Pen Haiti, between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm will focus around the book trades with the leaders of Legs Editions and Néhémy Pierre-Dahomey, writer and Collection Director at Editions Zulma. In this Center will also be held the projection of an excerpt of the documentary "Best-seller at any price";
  • June 7 at around 6:30 pm at the Anne Marie Morisset Cultural Center, writers will talk about 20th century Haitian novels that have marked them;
  • June 8, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Pen Haiti Center, the book trades come back, with our comic books: Chevelin Pierre, Samuel Suffren. The documentary "Under the bubbles, the other face of comics" will be screened;
  • 9 June Emmelie Prophète reminds that this year, Port-au-Prince will be 270 years old;
  • 12 June, the association "Ink is my home" organizes a guided visit on registration (20 people maximum) of childhood places of Trouillot;
  • June 12, 6:00 pm at the FOKAL / French Institute in Haiti will take place the show "I avenged the race" after the lodyans Maurice Sixto directed by Johny Zephirin;
  • June 14, still visiting with the movement "Nou pran lari a". Excursion to Bel-Air, where Port-au-Prince started;
  • June 19 at the French Institute (7:00 pm) "The nice little life well dared" play of the Congolese writer Sony Labou tansi will be resumed June 21 at the UNESCO Hall FOKAL;
  • June 22, 2019, in Cap-Haïtien, Dany Laferrière will give a conference around the theme of Vertières;
  • Until 23 June, Exhibition "Caribbean Links" at the National Bureau of Ethnology.

    In addition, La Book Fortnight will be marked on June 13 by the commemoration of the 270th anniversary of the city of Port-au-Prince and various activities.

    Max Chauvet promised Thursday, June 20, a large space dedicated to children. With many more children's books and more games, scenic reading, instructors dedicated to its fun activities. Dany Laferrière for the event has packed her list of books dedicated to youth.

    Unibank's representative, Michèle Legros, recalled that more than 450 bankers are mobilized for Livres en Folie. From June 17 to 22, 2019, we can also buy his books online at : www.unibankhaiti.com adding that on June 20, the Unibank team will be up in Tabarre and through 10 branches in provincial city.

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