Edwidge Danticat

Will Give Talk

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Critically acclaimed Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat to speak in Portland 


Sunday, July 22, 2012

4 PM presentation

Reception/book signing to follow

First Parish Church, 425 Congress Street, Portland, ME

Suggested donation

$25 per person, $10 for students

Proceeds to benefit Konbit Sante

Cap-Haitien Health Partnership


Edwidge Danticat has earned many awards including a National Book Award nomination for “Krik? Krak!,” a Woman of Achievement Award from Barnard College, a 1999 American Book Award for “The Farming of Bones,” and a 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for “Brother, I’m Dying.” In 2009 she won a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship ("Genius Award").


Among Ms. Danticat’s works:


Breath, Eyes, Memory

Krik? Krak!

The Farming of Bones

Behind the Mountains

After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel,   Haiti

The Dew Breaker

Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490

Brother, I’m Dying

The Butterfly’s Way

Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work

Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Partnership         Celebrating 10 Years