LILIANE LOUIS

Louis is a well known keeper of Haitian traditions and a professional storyteller recognized by the State of Florida, who tailors programs for schools, libraries and universities to fit all levels, as well as workshops for teachers.

Louis obtained a BS in Professional Study and a Master’s in Human Resources Development and Administration from Barry University. She continues to do research in Haitian folklore. Louis was admitted into the doctoral program at Florida International University; a Master Artist in the Apprenticeship Program, she has been the Recipient of two Fellowship Awards.

The television show she produced was a finalist in the Hometown Video Festival for ethnic expression in 1990. Among her many achievements, Louis is the author of the published book When Night Falls, Kric! Krac!, a collection of Haitian folklore, food and language. She has also been an annual performer at the Florida Folk Festival from 1985 to the present, and in 1987 received a bronze medal from the Historical Association of Southern Florida.

Louis is the founder and President of Just The Way It Was, Inc.—a non-profit organization designed to create harmony in communities and reduce prejudice—and the co-founder of Women Writers of Haitian Descent, Inc.