Tropicalfete, Inc., the Brooklyn-based cultural organization, observing Caribbean American Heritage Month with an “Authors Connecting Program.”
According to Alton Aimable, the group’s St. Lucian-born president and founder, the program comprises a list of activities, such as reading sessions, interviews and interactive workshops.
Aimable said the program will be streamed live on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Periscope, Linked, Instagram and Tropicalfete.com.
“’Authors Connecting’ is a program designed to emphasize the importance of literacy and how culture can influence education, as well as one’s view of world events,” he said. “The program is targeted at people of all ages and consists of workshop sessions with authors, who will read from their works.
“The viewers will be encouraged to ask questions, so they can take advantage of learning from the authors’ experiences,” he added.
At the end of the session, Aimable said books will be distributed “to encourage a love for reading.”
For this year’s program, he said Tropicalfete, Inc. is connecting with Assemblywoman Latrice M. Walker and will be donating the books from Tropicalfete, Inc.’s program to the “Little Library” project that Walker started in front of her office in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
The schedule for Tropicalfete’s “Authors Connecting 2021 includes interviews with autors Kim Johnson, Anslem Douglas, Nadege Fleurimond, ventriloquist Geltown, Yolanda Lezama-Clark, Dawad Philip, Tai Abrams, Garvin Johnson, Dr. Rudolph Ottley and Liselle Sambury.
Aimable said Tropicalfete, Inc.’s mission is to develop the community in the area of arts and social services, “with the focus on educating the community on Caribbean culture.”