Related activities have included writing workshop(s), publication and audio recordings of winning stories, a previous website, and more. The major focus, however, remained the annual fiction writing competition which welcomed entries from Antiguan and Barbudan youths writing in any genre but reflecting a Caribbean sensibility. The competition, which ran to 2006 before taking a break, returned in 2010 as part of a series of Black History Month activities; an added component was the visual arts.
This Wadadli Pen blog continues the brand’s evolution.
Here we will feature winning entries through the years, information on upcoming activities, and literary prompts and tips. This site will, also, act as a window to the Antigua and Barbuda literary scene; from the history of the art to new developments, author interviews, you name it.
Stop by from time to time, and mark our progress.
Copyright of the winning Wadadli Pen stories and/or art work featured on this site belongs to the creators of the individual works and are used here purely for promotional and educational purposes. Other blog content, except otherwise noted, is created and/or maintained by Joanne C. Hillhouse – coordinator of the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize, and author of The Boy from Willow Bend and Dancing Nude in the Moonlight. Site content should not be copied, distributed, transmitted, used for commercial purposes, altered, transformed, or built upon without the consent of the copyright holders.