Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival



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The BClf expresses its genuine and heartfelt “thank you” for every form of support we received in our inaugural year

we are honored, humbled and committed to blazing the trail for caribbean literature in the diaspora, in a unique way, that is underpinned by our distinct and vibrant caribbean personality


Read the 2019 winning story for the “BCLF elizabeth nunez caribbean-american writer’s prize” & other shortlisted stories here

Be on the lookout for all our emergent writers features in Carib News over the next few weeks.

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What People are saying…

Was fun, was family, was spreading Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival joy through the borough and beyond.” - Barbara Jenkins

This was an ambitious and incredibly well-executed event.” Brava! - Lala LaLoca

Well curated, intimate, events that managed to hit all the right atmospheric and ideological notes for a festival of this kind. Brilliant. Throw all your money at them for next year.” - Roger Bonair-Agard

“An explosion of Caribbean culture, a celebration of Caribbean people with all the colours of our accents. What an honor to be invited to the first ever festival! What joy to be in rooms with all these people who love Caribbean culture, to make new friends, to buy five dollar books, to meet people in the US who read my book (and liked it!). We left each event with so much to talk about (like what three songs would you choose as a soundtrack to your life) and we didn't stop talking about the event until the next... when we left talking about that.” - Breanne Mc Ivor

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lime with the bclf (a few events you’ll find us at)


Everything Inside: Edwidge Danticat with Concepción de León at Center for Fiction November 13 @ 7-9 pm