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Book Bacchanal is an event dedicated to authors reading from their works. We have several New York Times best-selling authors in the line up this year. We are also featuring new and emerging authors as well. This is also an opportunity for local poets to share their poetry in open mic. Of course to add to the festive air, there will be music and cultural dancers to include moko jumbies. The Frederiksted waterfront  is a perfect backdrop to this eclectic event.

5:30-6:30 CMCArts Courtyard

Live music by Russell Ensemble

Cariso-Cedelle and the Ay Ay Rythm Ensemble Cultural performances

Museum Gift Shop, Books by USVI Authors, Food and Drink Vendors. CMCArts Cash Bar

Invisible Heritage: Transfer 2017 Exhibit 2nd Floor Gallery

Make Your Mark-Youth VI Flag Design Contest 1st Floor Gallery


6:30-8:30 2nd Floor Gallery

Musical Performance: Ronnie Benjamin, Midnite

Author Readings/Book Signings from participating authors

Open Mic Poetry


8:30-10:00 CMCArts Courtyard

Live music by Sweet Peppa Quelbe Band

FREE-Book Distribution-K-12 grades (courtesy of VI Department of Education)

Networking & Closing Remarks

EVENT FLYER (click to download)


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Cedelle and the Ay Ay Rythm Ensemble

Hours 5:30-10:00pm

Fri 21 Apr 2017

Participating Authors

Kwame Dawes

Earl Lovelace

Bernice McFadden

Tiphanie Yanique

Achy Obejas

Tobias Buckell

Dorbrene O’Marde

Khalid Saleem


 Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts

KDM Productions

Dr. Gilian Marcelle- UVI-RTPark

VI Department of Education

BrightSpark, Inc.

Dominique James Reading Program

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