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Little Haiti Book Festival free events

The annual Little Haiti Book Festival, presented by the Miami Book Fair, will be May 1, 2022, at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, with additional presentations online May 8 and May 15. Admission is free.

The Little Haiti Book Festival will feature authors from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, literary panels and craft talks, workshops for writers, hands-on activities for children, a dance workshop and musical petting zoo, poetry, dance and music performances, and more.

The day-long event schedule is as follows:



  • HAITIAN FILM. The Madan Sara,a documentary that tells the stories of these indefatigable women who work at the margins to make Haiti’s economy run. (11 a.m.)
  • VODOU AT THE CROSSROADS OF KNOWLEDGE. A presentation by Jerry Gilles, author of Remembrance: Roots, Ritual, and Reverence in Vodou, in conversation with vodou priestess, singer, activist Carole Demesmin (1:30 pm)


Online programs

SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2pm. A Celebration of the 100th birthday of two Haitian literary masters: Jacques Stephen Alexis and Émile Célestin Mégie with Arnold Antonin, Marc Exavier, Angelucci Manigat, and Lyonel Trouillot.

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2pmThe Sounds of Joy and Pain: A New Understanding of Traditional Haitian Music, Konpa, and Rap Kreyòl with M. Mushy Widmaier, Georgio Léon-Émile, and Ed Rainer Sainvil.

More free and cheap entertainment:

Monday, February 6, 2023

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill


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