International Connections: Evelyne Trouillot

Join us for an International Connections luncheon with Haitian writer Évelyne Trouillot. Ms. Trouillot's presentation, "The Linguistic Situation in Haiti: Languages and Instruction," will examine the current status of French and Creole in Haiti, and discuss her personal experiences with both languages from her point of view as an educator.

When: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Thursday, October 23, 2008
Where: Student Union Building, Hatch A.

Évelyne Trouillot is an award-winning author from Haiti who has written essays, poetry, novels and a play, as well as short stories and fairy tales for children. Born in Port-au-Prince, she lived more than ten years in the United States (New York and Florida) before returning definitively to Haiti in 1987. In addition to being a university professor and writer who has published in French, Creole and English, Ms. Trouillot participates actively in Haitian cultural activities and organizes writing workshops for children and young adults.

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