The Great-Afro Caribbean BBQ comes to Ottawa International Book Expo
The Ottawa International Book Expo is the largest literary event of its kind in Canada's capital, and it's coming back in July 2023 for another two-day celebration of literature, culture, and community. This bilingual and cross-cultural festival is a must-attend event for anyone who loves books, stories, and the diverse voices that shape our world.
One of the highlights of this year's Book Expo is the Great Afro-Caribbean BBQ, an exciting and delicious addition to the festival's multicultural orientation. This event will take place on July 15 and 16, 2023, in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park, where visitors can sample mouth-watering dishes from the Afro-Caribbean region and connect with people from different cultures.
The multicultural orientation of the Ottawa International Book Expo is one of the things that makes it such a unique and vibrant event. From its inception, the festival has aimed to celebrate the rich diversity of voices and experiences that make up our society. This commitment to inclusivity is reflected in the range of events and activities that the festival offers, from book launches and author talks to workshops and interactive sessions.
The Great Afro-Caribbean BBQ is a perfect example of the festival's multicultural focus. It provides an opportunity for visitors to experience the flavours, sounds, and traditions of the Afro-Caribbean region, and to connect with people from different cultural backgrounds. The BBQ will feature a range of delicious dishes, including jerk chicken, curry goat, rice and peas, and plantains, among other treats. There will also be live music and performances that showcase the vibrant and diverse culture of the region.
Beyond the Great Afro-Caribbean BBQ, the Ottawa International Book Expo will offer an exciting lineup of events that celebrate the power of storytelling and the importance of diverse voices. Visitors can expect to see author talks, panel discussions, book signings, and more, featuring some of the most exciting writers and thinkers of our time. Whether you're a book lover, a writer, or simply someone who enjoys engaging with ideas and stories, this festival is not to be missed.
So, mark your calendars for July 15 and 16, 2023, and get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of literature, culture, and community. The Ottawa International Book Expo is the perfect place to connect with like-minded people, experience new ideas, and celebrate the rich diversity of our society.