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Powher Books LIVE with Celeste Mohammed
July 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST
Join Powher Books (founded by Nonfiction alum Leah Young) and Celeste Mohammed (Fiction, June 2016) for a discussion of Celeste’s debut novel, Pleasantview, along with guest author panelists Suzanne Edison (Poetry, June 2016), and Benjamin Roesch (Fiction, January 2016).
Celeste has been a lawyer since 2001 but she has been telling stories all her life. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, in 2016, she graduated from Lesley University with an MFA in Creative Writing. Celeste’s goal is to dispel all myths about island-life and island-people, and to highlight the points of intersection between Caribbean and North American interests. In particular, she aims to showcase Trinidad’s entrenched political, racial, and class alliances; the generosity (and yet, cruelty) of the average Trini; the sense of optimism (and yet, harsh reality) which permeates everyday interaction; and the musicality and resonance of Caribbean creole (kriol) expression. She currently resides in Trinidad with her family.