Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival set to return in person this September
The annual Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival will be back and in person this year for the first time since 2019.
Although the event is scheduled for September 9, directors of this festival work year-round to celebrate and uplift Caribbean American authors.
The team at the BCLF said that second to the Caribbean, Brooklyn is actually home to more Caribbean people than anywhere else in the world.
Mellany Paynter, director of operations of Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival, says the event allows attendees to immerse themselves in the culture and work of the artists they help to represent.
"We want Jamaican stories to come up, Barbadian stories to come up, Trini stories to come up and we want to be able to tell the stories in our own voices. And I think that's what the festival does. It gives the Caribbean writers a voice and access to the U.S. market," Paynter said.
In addition to the festival in September, the BCLF team added that they host events all year round.