Cambridge READS

Cambridge READSThe 2013 Cambridge READS program featuring Edwidge Danticat and her latest title, Claire of the Sea Light, was a huge success!

On the evening of September 18th, nearly 600 people visited Sanders Theatre to hear the award winning author speak at this exclusive Boston-area event. Our evening commenced with a gorgeous presentation on Haitian folkloric dance by Jean Appolon Expressions, the premier Haitian dance company based in Cambridge and Haiti. This year, we live tweeted highlights throughout the evening at #CREADS2013.

Praise for the 2013 Cambridge READS program:
I just want to thank Cambridge READS for Claire of the Sea Light by author Edwidge Danticat event held on Wednesday, September 18th at Sanders Theatre. I had a fabulous time. My sister and her children drove from New York to join me; she wanted her kids to experience this great historical event. We are forever grateful to Cambridge READS for giving a Haitian author a platform where others can learn and experience a little piece of our history and culture. My sister and I felt it was essential to have the kids there to reaffirm that hard work really brings great success. My thirteen year old niece was thrilled to have her first author signed novel, and the picture with Ms. Danticat was a bonus. Once again, we thank you! Sincerely, A proud Cambridge reader

This year’s title selection Claire of the Sea Light, as well as Danticat’s previous work, is available at your favorite CPL location, in a variety of formats including large print, audio book, and our preloaded Nooks.

The Cambridge Public Library is grateful for the support of the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library, Sanders Theatre and Harvard University, Porter Square Books and all who helped make this program so successful this year.