WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Akashic Books presents an enhanced reading by Colin Channer: How to Beat a Child the Right and Proper Way, with musical accompaniment by guitarist David Pilgrim. Colin Channer has been described as "one of the Caribbean Diaspora's finest writers" (Junot Diaz) and "one of the most significant literary figures in the Caribbean" (Globe and Mail/Canada). Here, his equally abundant talent as a live storyteller--with echoes of other great storytellers, like Spalding Gray--is showcased in the New York City enhanced reading premier of his classic and provocative tale, How to Beat a Child the Right and Proper Way. Come see why the Washington Post characterizes Channer's work as "a quintessentially modern aesthetic that has finally found the kind of dialogue between popular music and art that we have not seen in a long time."
This enhanced reading is an adaptation of Mr. Channer's story of the same name, which is published in Iron Balloons: Hit Fiction from Jamaica's Calabash Writers Workshop.