Author Celebration


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Author Celebration
Caribbean Studies Association 44th Annual Conference
Santa Marta, Colombia, June 3-7, 2018

Members of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) who have published books during 2018 and 2019, and who will attend the 2019 conference, are invited to participate in the Author Celebrations. A highlight of the annual conference, the Author Celebrations are a series of short events held throughout the week of the conference that will not only celebrate our colleagues’ publishing achievements, but ensure maximum awareness of the scholarship of individual authors. The sessions will comprise of brief introductions of each book followed by open discussions with the authors.

Do make note of the following guidelines:

  • Authors must be present at the conference, and books must be presented by a colleague; authors cannot introduce their own books.
  • Presenters will be allotted 3 minutes to introduce each book.
  • Authors are encouraged to bring copies of their books for display or sale during their respective sessions. We also ask authors to bring one copy of their books for the CSA Executive Board to donate to a local library at the end of the conference.

To submit a work for inclusion in the sessions, please send us your name, affiliation, book title, a scanned image of the front cover of your book, the publisher and publication date, and the name and contact information of the colleague who has agreed to introduce your book.

The information provided by the authors will be printed in the conference program once we have confirmed with the author and presenter. [Any changes to the information should be communicated as soon as possible. Authors who cannot be present at the conference should inform us so that we can remove their names from the program. In addition, if the chosen presenter is unable to attend, please choose another presenter and inform us in time to change the program.] To appear in the program, both the authors and presenters must be current members of CSA and be registered for the conference.

Requested information should be sent by March 1, 2019 to:

Karen Flynn, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign kcflynn@illinois.edu

Kamille Gentles-Peart, Roger Williams University kgentles-peart@rwu.edu