Little Haiti Book Festival Will Celebrate Haitian Culture

The Miami Book Fair will stream the 2020 Little Haiti Book Festival every Sunday at 2 p.m until June 28.  

Starting May 31, MBF began live streaming the festival on their Facebook page and Crowdcast.

The festival features a wide range of Haitian artists celebrating Haitian culture in the United States. There will be musical performances, as well as discussions with authors, health experts that will discuss how Haitian’s have been impacted by the pandemic. 

Taptap KRIK? KRAK!, the festival’s counterpart for children, will offer interactive activities for children every other Saturday at 2 p.m. until July 25 like storytime readings and demonstrations from chefs on how to prepare Haitian cuisine. The next showing will take place on June 27. 

“Haitian Children [can] see themselves reflected in literary activities and discover entertainers and stories that are about their family’s culture,” said MBF director of programs Lissette Mendez. 

The program is presented in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, a local non-profit that aims to preserve Haitian culture. The festival has been offered since 1995

For more information, contact Mendez at (305) 237-7899 or lmendez@mdc.edu.

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