Book Fair exhibition, book sales, book signings, workshops held at the University of St. Martin

In the Children’s Room were :Storytelling, games, songs and more. Ages: 4-12. Storytelling may be in various languages.

Special guest appearances, Papa Mpho, storyteller; Kiara Meyers, Little Miss St. Martin 2011, reading traditional folktales to children.


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How to Stopping Bullying: A discussion of useful and modern tools to reduce bullying and violence in the island’s schools. The workshop will also highlight solutions for the empowering of children who are bullied and for the peaceful resolution of related conflicts among children. Parents, teachers, community

counselors, social workers, and children are encouraged to attend this workshop by Eric Fenwick, certified instructor, International Association of Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (USA)

Writing Your Life’s Story: An introduction to writing your memoir. How to identify the unique story of your own life. How to tell your story in a ‘world’ where everyone knows everyone. What about the ethics of writing about real people. This workshop was done by Jacqueline Bishop, poet, novelist, artist, master teacher (New York University/Jamaica)

This workshop was done by , poet, novelist, artist, master teacher (New York University/Jamaica)

Bonjour, Nicole Cage: Meet this fantastic new generation author Nicole Cage through conversation and recital. It was a morning of fine selected fiction readings and poetry performances by Cage from her awardwinning novels and poetry collections. Author can engage discussion in Kwéyòl, French, English, and Spanish.

by Nicole Cage, poet, novelist (Martinique)

Caribbean Vegan & Vegetarian Cooking: The author of the vegetarian cookbook Caribbean Vegan prepared utterly delicious vegetarian dishes on the spot and discussed the virtues, challenges, and surprising accessibility of a vegetarian lifestyle in St. Martin and throughout the Caribbean. Chef Taymer served up tips

from authentic vegan recipes—"for breakfast dishes, appetizers, entrées, sides, soups, desserts, and drinks that are anything but bland." by Taymer Mason, author, cuisine specialist, microbiologist (St. Martin/Barbados)

The Dance Workshop: In the very words of St. Martin’s international dance star Nicole de Weever: "I am looking forward not only to teach dance but also to teach people to explore the many opportunities that we have as human beings to inspire and touch the lives of each other through art. And that dance can be used as a form as activism and with the use of movement we can make change." by , Broadway dancer (), Fred and Adele Astaire Award winner.