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Fred Lafortune (Biography)


IMG_6249Fred Edson Lafortune is a Haitian author, and poet. He is the founder of Echo Culture . Echo Culture is a non profit organization that promotes Haitian literature, art, and culture. Fred Lafortune is among the best known Haitian poets of the new generation. His work has been featured in prominant European magazines such as Il Convivio (in Italy), Le Manoir des poètes, and Art et Poésie. Fred has had the unique opportunity to be interviewed for his literary contributions by renouned journalist Guillaume Truilhé on channel CT2E ; la Chaine de Télévision Toulousaine et Européenne. Fred’s publications include a collection of poemes called En nulle autre (No One Else), and an anthology comprised of contemporary Haitian writers titled Cahier Haïti.

In 2007, Fred was invited to Paris by the French Society of Poets (SPF) for his literary accomplishments. In March of 2009, Fred Edson Lafortune was reinvited to France as an honerary guest by the « Salon du Livre de Paris » for the signing of his book « En nulle autre » and also for an in depth presentation of his anthology Cahier Haïti. Fred‘s work as a Haitian poet and writer has been explored by students at Lehman College in New York under the direction of the Director of francophone literature, Thomas Spear Phd .

Fred currently resides in Rhode Island (USA ) with his wife Joanne and daughter Grace – Victoria. He is the host of the popular radio show Echo Culture on 87.7 fm every Saturday (6hrs -8hrs, eastern time).

An n al Lazil (Book signing event)

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Book signing event


alliance francaise logoEcho Culture and Alliance Française de Providenceecho-logo2 present

Fred Edson Lafortune & Charlot Lucien

Please join us for a book launch

Sunday February 23rd, 2014 at 5:00 Pm at the Alliance Française of Providence, 928 Smith Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02908Fred Edson Lafortune will be signing: “An n al Lazil” and Charlot Lucien will be signing: La tentation de l’autre riveCome and Enjoy an afternoon poetry reading featuring Fred Edson Lafortune and Charlot Lucien’s wonderful poems.Special Guests: Jean Dany Joachim & Guy Frantz
Copies of the books will be available for purchase at the event.Refreshments will be served.

 Programme
5:00 – 5:30 : Arrivé des invités / Musique / Exposition livres et CD
5:30 – 5:40 : Propos de bienvenue par L’alliance Française et Echo Culture
5:45 – 6:15: Récital de poèmes, Charlot Lucien / accompagnement à la guitare
6:15 – 6:30 : Performances musicales / guitare – tambour6:30 – 6:45 : Récital de poèmes par Fred Edson Lafortune6:45 – 7:00 : Déclamation de textes par le poète Jean Dany Joachim

7:00 – 7:30 : Vente Signature

7:30 – 8:00 : Déclamation sur fond musical / Fred et Charlot

8:00 : Remerciments / Vins et bouchées / Fin

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