Members of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) who have published books during 2016 and 2017, and who will attend the 2017 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 publicity for 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 book 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.]
Submissions must include the following and be submitted via the CSA website by April 21, 2017: https://www.eventsforce.net/csa/frontend/reg/tAbsSubmitterLogin.csp?pageID=4931&eventID=6&eventID=6
For questions about the Author Celebration only, please write “QUESTION: Author Celebration” in the email’s subject line and send email to:
Kamille Gentles-Peart, Roger Williams University
Karen Flynn, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Sheri Lewis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign