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Professor of Social and Political Change at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Dr. Brian Meeks, will be one of the panelists at the 25th annual Miami International Book Festival forum on: ‘Journalism in the Caribbean’.
The panel discussion, to be held on November 15, at 12 noon, is part of the activities highlighting the one-week literary festival, which began on November 10, at the Miami Dade College Campus, in downtown Miami.
Nearly 400 authors, editors, publishers and literary agents from around the world are expected to participate at the book festival, which has grown to attract some 10,000 visitors.
Visitors to the International Pavilion, will see exhibits of fine arts, folkloric traditions and literature of the many nations participating.
Professor Meeks has written extensively on Caribbean politics and political theory. He has also completed visiting appointments at several universities throughout the United States (US), including the Florida International University in Miami, Stanford University in California, Cambridge University in Massachusetts and Michigan State University. He has also participated in focus groups at Barry University. Dr. Meeks has worked with the media in Grenada and Jamaica.
Other panelists will include Journalist, Cynthia Barrow Cyles, who also lectures in Political Science at the University of the West Indies; Trinidad Journalist, Andrew Johnson and Assistant Professor, Selwyn Ryan, who lectures in Journalism at York University in Toronto.
St. Lucian born, Nobel Laureate, Derek Walcott, will be among the Caribbean authors scheduled to appear at the Caribbean Voices section of the one-week Book Fair, on November 15.

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