"Caribbean women writers represent a significant heteroglossic voice in the world’s literary community. The discourse is engaged in the contestation and affirmation of Caribbean identities and languages. It is writing that calls for action, offers hope and opens the future."
- Marie Lily Cerat
The Caribbean Women Writers Conference “Transforming Silence: Memory, Remembrance, and Resistance in the Narratives of Caribbean Women Writers,” will stimulate scholarly work and discussion among scholars, faculty and students. The Keynote Speaker is Brooklyn College’s Rosamond King. Moderators include Medgar Ever College Faculty Rosalina Diaz and Natasha Gordon-Chipembere, Hunter College's Barbara Webb and Lucienne Serrano from York College and the CUNY Graduate Center.
Panels will address the literatures of Francophone, Anglophone, Hispanophone, and Dutch-speaking Caribbean Women writers.
The conference will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2011, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. The
keynote speech and panel discussions will all take place at the Mary Pinkett Lecture
Hall, S Building, located at 1637 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. The
conference is free and open to the public.
Maria-Luisa Ruiz, Conference Chair
Medgar Evers College
Department of Foreign Languages
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone: 718.270.6247 Fax: 718.270.4828 Email: email@example.com
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