Haitian Caribbean Book Fair by Sosyete Koukouy of Miami

The joy of reading books can't be described in words. It's something that you understand only by real experience. Most readers report a better understanding of other people's feeling. They have a greater capacity for empathy and it is easier to make decisions, and prioritizing plans. Book fairs play a greater role in encouraging the reading habit among people of all age groups.


During the last week of May on 23 & 24, the Haitian authors will celebrate the third annual Haitian Caribbean Book Fair in Little Haiti under sponsorship of Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, with support from and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knights Arts Challenge, and Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs, Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, City of Miami and Commissioner Keon Hardemon. Sosyete Koukouy, Inc is a cultural and artistic organization founded in 1985, dedicated to the advancement of Haitian culture in the United States through education, arts, and cultural presentations for Haitians in South Florida and beyond. The organization is celebrating its own 30th anniversary this year.

The main objective of the book fair as per Jan Mapou, the founder of the organization, is to promote and developing book reading habits, especially among the young people. More than 7,000 books written in French, Creole, Spanish and English will be on display, the readers will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite authors and the authors will have direct feedbacks from their readers. The event will help public to know about Little Haiti. The fair goers will have a chance to taste the delicacy of Haitian cuisine and exotic Haitian music. There will be a children's corner loaded with the fullness of magicians, dancing, storytelling, and workshops for all to enjoy.

The 3rd Haitian and Caribbean Book Fair will remain open on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 and Sunday, May 24th,2015 between 10 Am and 6 PM at the Little Haiti Cultural Center at NE 2nd Ave. between NE 59th Street and 59th Terrace. Admission is free.

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