DATE: 5th Sept, 2022
TIME: 20:00 (Amsterdam & Paris) / 19:00 (London & Lagos) / 14:00 (New York & Nassau)
Writers Flock presents a virtual event celebrating the work of Celeste Mohammed, Trinidadian author of novel-in-stories, Pleasantview, winner of the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and the American CLMP Firecracker Award for Fiction in 2022. Join Strange Birds host and Bahamian-born writer Christi Cartwright in an hour-long conversation and readings with Celeste, followed by an audience Q&A. Celeste discusses her writing process, choice to write dialogue in patois and writing against stereotypes.
“A formidable debut, Pleasantview’s razor-sharp observations of misogyny and the abuse of power are leavened by humor and a pitch-perfect ear for the language of human foibles.” –Tony Eprile, author of The Persistence of Memory
A trained lawyer, Celeste graduated from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, with an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction). She was born and still lives in Trinidad. Much of her work seeks to dispel myths about island-life and island-people. In Pleasantview, set during election season, Celeste rips through a cacophony of Trinidad’s entrenched political, racial, and class alliances with all the musicality and resonance of Caribbean creole.
“These stories are full of unexpected twists and connections and infused with humour. They herald the arrival of an intriguing new voice.”—Ingrid Persaud
This event will take place online via Zoom directly after the Opening Address. Register your interest via the button link below and you will be provided with links to join all Writers Flock online events at least one hour before each event starts. This event will be recorded. Places are limited.