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An evening with the award-winning author Caryl Phillips

As part of the upcoming 43rd Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies, which is being hosted by IBAR at UCLan, IBAR is delighted to welcome back the distinguished novelist, playwright, essayist and academic, Caryl Phillips. Caryl was born in St. Kitts and brought up in Leeds. Much of his writing is focused on the histories and cultures of the Black Atlantic. Caryl is a Professor of English at Yale University.

The Keynote address will be followed first by a conversation between Caryl and Bénédicte Ledent from the University of Liège, and then by a Rum Punch Reception, at which there will be a short presentation by the Preston Black History Group.

This event will take place on 3 July, 18:00-19.30. It is open to the public and free of charge, but booking is essential. Please click on the following link to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/institute-of-black-atlantic-research-ibar-society-for-caribbean-studies-scs-23345403854

The Keynote and Reception has been sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library.