[Event] Tracey Baptiste in Conversation with Summer Edward

August 25th, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

On Friday August 25th, 2017, join us for a conversation with prospective Anansesem contributor Tracey Baptiste, an award-winning Trinbagonian children's author based in New Jersey, USA.

Tracey Baptiste dreamed of being an author since the age of three when she was given a book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. She is the author of the forthcoming middle grade novel Rise of the Jumbies, the sequel to The Jumbies, a creepy middle grade fairy tale set in the Caribbean which was a Junior Library Guild selection, a We Need Diverse Books “Must Read,” a New York Public Libraries Staff Pick, and a Bank Street Books Best of 2016. Her other 12 books for children include Angel's Grace and The Totally Gross History of Ancient Egypt. She volunteers with We Need Diverse Books, The Brown Bookshelf, and I Too Arts Collective. She is a faculty member in Lesley University’s Creative Writing MFA program teaching Writing for Young People, and runs the editorial company Fairy Godauthor. She is currently working on a young adult novel and a nonfiction graphic novel, both slated for publication in 2018.

Baptiste will talk children's literature, writing, and her recent books and take questions from the audience in this discussion. Moderator Summer Edward is a former judge of the Golden Baobab Prizes for African children's literature and Anansesem's Editor-in-Chief.

Back in April 2015, we welcomed Baptiste as one of the guest authors in our #Caribbeankidlitchat Twitter chat series (the archive of that chat can be found here) and we're beyond excited that she's coming to Trinidad.

Attending this event? RSVP here

The flyer below can be downloaded and shared on social media, in fact, we encourage it!


    Carnegie Free Library
    Corner Coffee & Prince
    of Wales Streets
    San Fernando,

    (868) 652-2608

    Anansesem Caribbean
    children's literature

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