Hans-W. Ackermann is a professor emeritus of microbiology at Laval University in Quebec. He was born in Germany, studied medicine in Berlin, and received a "postdoc" at the Pasteur Institute of Paris. He lives in Canada since 1967. His fields of activity are the study of bacterial viruses in the electron microscope and virus classification. H.-W.A. is the author of over 200 microbiological publications including four books. He visited Haïti over 20 times and taught there during 10 years... More
Jeanine Agnant, author of Mommy, Tell me About Haiti is a former teacher, born and raised in Haiti. She moved to the United States in the 1950s and lived in Chicago and New York, with her husband, who was a cardiologist. She studied cosmetology at C.J. Walker's school in Chicago and moved back to Haiti with her husband. She writes books to share her memories about Haiti, the land and the culture with her granddaughter, Josephine, and to connect... More
Alexandra Barbot, co-author of Mommy, Tell me About Haiti, is also an illustrator and visual artist. She has a law degree from the State University of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and a certificate in German language from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. She studied art with the internationally renowned Haitian Roland Dorcely. Mrs. Barbot has exhibited her work in Haiti, Germany and France, and has worked with many Haitian and American nonprofit organizations in Miami. She teaches art classes... More
Brunat, author of Yes I Can for Kids/Wi Mwen Kapab Pou Timoun, is a native Haitian who lives in Florida. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University and earned a B.A. in social work. His combined background in social work and education helps him understand children. During the last two decades, Mr. Brunat has facilitated numerous parental workshops through the libraries, churches, and public schools. He has also worked as a Family Service Coordinator in the areas of prevention... More
Dr. Linda Ellington is a college professor, author of several higher education articles and textbooks in leadership, and author of the anti-bullying children’s book series, Wetlee and friend. While conducting her doctorate research at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom her work was published in both national and international books and journals. She has presented her studies at conferences worldwide and serves on a University Editorial Advisory Board comprised of higher education faculty members who review student research... More
Born in 1991 on the eve of the coup of President Jean Bertrand Aristide, Sophia started writing her first love stories at the age of 9, on the pretext of preparing homework. At 15 she wrote "Tu m'aimeras, je le jure." Other novels by Sophia Gédéon include "Un jour à Paris", "Les trois erreurs de Emilie" and "Sophia et Sophyia."
Drawing and painting from an early age, the artist received his training from the Foyer des Arts Plastiques in Haiti before being invited to the U.S. and studying at the University of the Arts at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Jean-Pierre's fascination with Haitian history forms the basis of his work, which hangs in galleries and museums in the U.S., Haiti, Canada, Europe, and Africa and has been featured in a range of articles and publications. The artist had adopted... More
Rony Joseph, author of Pale Kare, a native of Haiti, is currently a Senior Program Coordinator at Miami Dade College (MDC). He began working with MDC after spending nine and a half years at the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). Mr. Joseph joined the FLDOE in 1993 as a Program Specialist IV. During the next five years, he traveled across the State to ensure that Florida’s 67 school districts and its four Experimental Lab Schools developed and implemented programs... More
Kiki Latimer is a grandmother and children’s author from Rhode Island. She is the chair person for St Joseph’s Haiti Committee and travels to Haiti. Latimer graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.A. in the Oral Communication of Literature, Psychology, and Philosophy. She is involved in the Rhode Island storytelling community as a coach. As a writer, poet, and photographer, her focus is often on the fascinating intersection of people, nature, and language. It was with this... More
Patti Marxsen, author of Tales from the Heart of Haiti, often focuses on Francophone literature and culture. Her articles, stories and reviews related to Haiti have appeared in The Caribbean Writer, The French Review, Women's Review of Books, and the Journal of Haitian Studies. In 2008, the manuscript of Tales from the Heart of Haiti was short-listed for the Paris Prize for Fiction. She lives in Switzerland with her husband and was recently elected to serve on the Executive... More
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Né à Port-au-Prince, Haiti, le 28 août 1955, Lochard Noel vit aux Etats-Unis depuis 1982, où il partage sa vie entre l'écriture, les activités intellectuelles, l'éducation et sa famille. Il a déja publié une dizaine de titres dont Carnet d'un Damné, Nous Voici leas Déracinés, Déchirure suivi de Mélodies pour Lili, Oli Olé, Nwèl nan Peyi Soley, l'Enfer c'est la mer, Mannoubla, et Natali.Cliquez ici pour accéder à... More
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Comédienne, metteur en scène, conteuse, Paula Clermont Péan est fondatrice et directrice du Centre Culturel Pyepoudre. Elle est l'auteure d'un premier recueil de contes, Le Chant de Miraya (2001). Son écriture se dirige aujourd'hui dans un univers familier, celui de Bouqui et Malice et là, elle profite de ce voyage pour... More
My teaching career has spanned more than forty years. When I taught arithmetic in elementary school and middle school, I noticed that year after year, students had considerable difficulties trying to grasp specific concepts as they were presented. This led me to create "PASS MATH", in order to make it easier for students to understand these concepts by using manipulatives. I developed these manipulatives in the classroom in order to make real, abstract ideas. My students found the manipulatives fun... More
Nathalie Thélémaque was born on December 28th, 1998 in Coral Springs, Florida. From a young age, Nathalie has always been interested in reading and writing. She has created countless of short stories, novellas, and novels over the years. She currently resides still in Coral Springs with her parents and older sister. She writes a Poetry column and also contributes short stories for The Circle Gazette, a children's newspaper. She was recently featured in the Haitian-American magazine Kreyolicious.... More
Born in Haiti, currently lives in Homestead, Florida, with her young daughter and husband. Her most recent publications include Haiti: A Cigarette Burning at Both Ends, published in the acclaimed anthology, Butterfly Ways: Voices from the Haitian Diaspora in the United States, edited by Edwidge Danticat. I'll Fly Away, her first picture book, was published in 1999. Her other picture books include A Fish Called Tanga, 2003; Daughter of the House, 2005; One More Daughter, America, 2006; Keeper of... More
Rose Marie Drago Verde is now a great grandmother. She has always enjoyed working with children and helping people. She worked at Community Hospital in Brooklyn for 13 years. She organized girl scout groups in the district of Amersford and was Deputy Commissioner of Scouts. She worked for three orthopedic doctors in Brooklyn for 15 years. She moved to Florida and went to college to receive her certification for teaching at Montessori School of Learning. She has had a... More
Licencié en Droit de la Faculté de Droit de Port-au-Prince, sa ville natale. Il commence à cultiver l’histoire à partir de 1963, après s’être essayé dans le genre romanesque. De 1970 à 1991, il publie les sept tomes de la série historique «Port-au-Prince au cours des ans ». Vice-Président de la Société Haïtienne d’Histoire et de Géographie, membre de l’Association des Écrivains de langue française, membre de la Société Française d’Histoire d’Outre-Mer, membre du jury du prix littéraire Henri-... More
Following graduation from the University of Maryland, Lois S. Falck was a kindergarten teacher in Baltimore City. While raising two daughters, she taught pre-school and was director of a pre-school and day care center. She holds a Master of Science degree from Marywood College in Pennsylvania and completed further coursework at Bowie State University. Her certifications include Clinical Professional Counselor and Advanced Professional Counselor. As an elementary school counselor, Lois served as a consultant to parents, teachers, and new... More
Born on the Caribbean island of Grenada, the author, known fondly among her closest friends by her first name, Alqueen, and Miriam Felix Banfield to those who know her professionally. The author is the 7th of ten children, raised in a typical Caribbean family, where education played a pivotal role, secondary only to God. Her father was a World War 1 veteran, who, although lovingly, ruled his family with an iron fist. Not surprisingly, high moral standards, coupled with irreproachable... More
Lou-Anne Finn, a mixed media craft enthusiast since childhood, has been creating memories with collected treasures and detailed journaling for as long as she can remember. She is now passing down that creative imagination to her grandson. Lou-Anne instituted the first "Ladies Night Out" workshops for the Home Depot in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and was Captain for Kid's Home Depot Workshop. As an accomplished artistic dance and figure skating champion and USAC certified professional coach, Lou-Anne facilitated and taught... More
Ernestia Fraser is a Bahamian native who grew up in Nassau and left her hometown at the age of seventeen to pursue a career in writing. She completed her undergraduate degree at Messiah College in Grantham, PA. She then completed her M.F.A. in creative writing, with an emphasis on screenwriting, at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is an artist-in-residence at the Writers Institute of Diversity in Los Angeles, CA.Take a look at her book!
Maude Heurtelou is the author of two novels and 30 children's books published by Educa Vision. She has published Fiesta! Haiti, edited by Paul Rosario and published by Grolier in 2004. She has also contributed in the Butterfly Way, 2001, edited by Edwidge Danticat and published by SOHO press; in Teen Life in America, 2004, edited by Cynthia Thompson and Co., and published by ABC CLIO; and in the So Spoke the Earth edited and published by the... More
Max Jeanty migrated to the USA in 1987 to pursue Higher Education after having completed Primary and Secondary school from the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Now, an accomplished athlete and a Biomedical Engineer, his strong interest lies in spiritual development and the application of universally defined laws of brotherly LOVE, PEACE, and UNITY, which he intends to spread continually in this world and the next. Take a look at his book!
With 29 years of experience as an elementary school principal, Marc Ladin has seen first hand the life-changing benefits of inspiring young readers to discover the joys of reading. He is writing a series of science books for children that conveys lessons about the natural world while teaching creative thinking. He is also the author of a children’s book about seeking adult help to expose and confront bullying. Marc lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two cats. He is the father of... More
Josaphat-Robert Large est né à Jérémie, en Novembre 1942. Il a fait ses études primaires chez les Frères de l’Instruction Chrétienne et au Petit Séminaire Collège Saint-Martial. Il a fait ses secondaires au Collège Saint-Louis, au Collège Fernand Prosper et au Lycée Nord Alexis. Contraint de quitter son pays au début des années 1960, il s’est rendu en exil aux États-Unis d’Amérique. À New York où il s’est établi, il a été membre fondateur de la Troupe de Théâtre... More
Denizé Lauture migrated from Haiti to the United States in 1968. He was then a welder without a high school diploma. He worked as a welder in Harlem, and attended classes at the City College of New-York. He earned a B.A. in Sociology, an M.S. in Bilingual Education, an M.A, in Spanish Literature at Lehman College and started doctorate works at Cuny and Fordham. Lauture writes poetry in Creole, English and French. Abroad, his poetry has been published in... More
Frenand Léger, a native speaker of Haitian-Creole, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Language Education from Universite Quisqueya, a Master’s Degree in French Instruction from Indiana University and is currently completing a PhD in French Literature at the University of Toronto. He has collaborated in major research projects on Haitian-Creole and has taught this language as well as French at the college level in Haiti, the United States and the Bahamas for more than seven years.
Marie Léticée, author of Education, Assimilation and Identity: The Literacy Journey of the French Caribbean, is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at the University of Central Florida. She received degrees from the University of Paris and the University of South Florida in Tampa before coming to UCF and has published in journals such as Callaloo.
Stacey Louidor is a young Haitian-American who grew up in Haiti. She is a well-talented illustrator who has a passion to bring imageries to life and get young readers all excited. She has illustrated several children books published at Educa Vision, Inc. The book Lekòl Ak Kè Kontan is the first that she both writes and illustrates. Stacey lives in Florida where she is enrolled in College.
Guerda Nicolas joined the University of Miami in August, 2008. She was an associate professor at Boston College in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology prior to joining the Educational and Psychological Studies (EPS) faculty. She obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Boston University in 1997. She completed her pre-doctoral training at Columbia University Medical Center and her postdoctoral training the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University, Department of Child Psychiatry. As a multicultural (Haitian... More
Richard J. Oliner is an educator and entrepreneur. After serving in the United States Air Force, he graduated from the College of New Jersey with a degree in business administration and accounting. Oliner has more than 20 years of experience as a speaker and trainer. A licensed life, health and annuities agent, he has lectured on trusts and estate planning. As a certified presenter for the violence prevention group “Rachel’s Challenge,” he traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada speaking to students, faculty, parents and community leaders. He has also taught... More
Auteur de: Cultures industrielles en milieu tropical: Connaissances agronomiques sur les principales cultures et de Cultures vivrières en milieu tropical: Connaissances agronomiques sur les principales cultures et dossiers connexes
Pierre Michel Saint-Clair a reçu sa formation de premier cycle à la Faculté d'Agronomie de Damien, Haïti, celle des deuxième et troisième cycles à l'Institut Interaméricain de Sciences Agricoles - rebaptisé CATIE – de Costa Rica et l'Université agricole de Wageningen, Pays-Bas. Il a fait ses études... More
Marie-Jose Alcide Saint-Lot, Haitian-American scholar, has been living in the United States of America since 1968. She holds a PhD in Theatre-Dramatic Theory and Criticism, an MFA in Dramatic Arts, and a BA in Theatre Arts and Oral Communication. She taught Public Speaking and Oral Interpretation at City College of New York, Public Communication at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, in Jamaica, and in the Bahamas. After several years of research and fieldwork on Afro-Haitian Culture... More
Rosemary Stone was Fashion Editor for the Trinidad Express for 25 years and produced the first Caribbean Fashion Week in 1990. She has been involved with Fashion Week Trinidad and Tobago since its inception in 2008. Rosemary received her fashion training in London and returned to Trinidad and developed the first line of mass-produced dresses in the country. She later made her mark producing the elaborate Carnival costumes designed by Wayne Berkeley. Click here to view the Author's website... More
Nicole Titus is a Haitian-American writer and artist born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In her teens she immigrated to New York where she received her secondary and college education. Ms. Titus is the author of Akin To No One, a social novel set in Haiti, which has been used to teach social justice at the university level. She has written as well a highly emotional play, The Prisoner of Jacmel. Nicole Titus holds a Master's degree in English, and writes... More
Gilbert R. Valmé est diplômé en histoire de la Florida International University (FIU) aux USA. Il réalise des études d'architecture, d'histoire de l'art et d'archéologie aux États-Unis et en France. Valmé est un professionel dans la conservation du patrimoine culturel et est membre-fondateur en Haïti de plusieurs institutions, comme L'Institut de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine National (ISPAN) et le Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (MUPANAH). Il enseigna un cours d'histoire de l'art à l'ENARTS.
Féquière Vilsaint is a publisher, author and molecular biologist. After High School, he migrated to Montréal where he studied Biology at Concordia University (BSC), then went to graduate school in Quebec City (Université Laval) and Medford (Tuft University) MA in a graduate program in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. He later moved to Florida to work at the University of South Florida (USF) in the Medical School’s Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department. There, he did research on the metabolism of... More