St. John’s University is proud to host two contemporary Caribbean authors,  Marlon James and Tiphanie Yanique, for an afternoon of readings, discussion, and book signing. Please join us for this special event on the Queens and Staten Island Campuses on Thursday, October 14th.

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Join these celebrated authors  on the Staten Island campus on October 14th in the Spellman Cafe from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM for readings and  discussion of their work, as well as a book signing.

James and Yanique will be on the Queens campus in the Little Theatre from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM for readings, discussion and conversation.

A reception and book signing will immediately follow in D’Angelo Center, room 128.

Click here to RSVP for the Staten Island campus event. For more information about the event on Staten Island, contact the Office of Student Life at 718.390.4131.

Click here to RSVP for the Queens campus event. For further information about the event on the Queens campus, contact Mary Siconolfi at 718.990.1869 or email

Students can earn 4 MVP points for attendance at this event — remember to bring your STORMcards!

To complement this event,  a special exhibition of “Notable Caribbean Authors” will open on Thursday, October 7th on the third floor of the Queens Campus Library.  It features highlights of the life and works of Marlon James and  Tiphanie Yanique, along with eight other Caribbean writers, including Nobel Prize-winning authors Derek Walcott and Sir V.S. Naipaul.

James’ and Yanique’s works, as well as copies of the books by the other featured authors, are available now for loan at the Service Desk in the Library (St. Augustine Hall).

Clear here to read more about Marlon James and Tiphanie Yanique or to get more details about the event by visiting the Caribbean Writers in Conversation Exploring Cultural Complexities event webpage.


This event is sponsored by The President’s Multicultural Advisory Committee; The Office of the Provost; Committee for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS); University Libraries; Division of Student Affairs; Academic Affairs Committee (SGI); Haraya, the Pan-African Students Coalition; LASO (SI); Pan African Caribbean Student Association (SI)

In partnership with: Caribbean Cultural Theatre