BWSI 2011 Visiting Writer in Community

BWSI 2011 Writers in Community features Haitian Novelist Pierre Clitandre!

The Bahamas Writers Summer Institute is honored to have Pierre Clitandre of Port au Prince, Haiti, visit us this year as part of our Writers in Community Series on Saturday, July 23rd, 7-9pm at The Hub.

Mr. Clitandre, a writer, painter and important anti-Duvalier journalist who edited the opposition newspaper Le Petit-Samedi-Soir from 1978-1980, will read from his novels and discuss literature and the interconnectedness of Caribbean people.

In addition to his reading and talk, Mr. Clitandre in collaboration with Nina Schnall of the No One Left Behind Project, based in Oakland, California, will co-teach a creative writing workshop for Kreyol speakers on Friday, July 22nd, 6-9pm, at the College of the Bahamas. The workshop is $30 and open to the public. Those wishing to register for the workshop should write to or call (242) 325-0341. Scholarships are available and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. BWSI wishes to thank The Grand Central Hotel for their generous sponsorship of Mr. Clitandre’s visit.

Mr. Clitandre is the author of Cathedral of the August Heat and Vin du Soleil. He is presently involved in post earthquake reconstruction, including the rebuilding of the Port au Prince Community Library which Mr. Clitandre facilitated out of his own home.

The Bahamas Writers Summer Institute is a Caribbean centered creative writing program located in the heart of Nassau at the College of the Bahamas Campus. BWSI 2011 begins on July 4th, and is still open to writers of all levels in poetry, fiction, memoir, screenwriting and playwriting. Write to for an application or call us at (242) 325-0341.


One Response to “BWSI 2011 Visiting Writer in Community”

  1. Hello,

    I am trying to locate Mr Pierre Clitandre. I would appreciate if you pass him my name and email address.

    It is very important.

    Thank you very much.

    God Bless!

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