Lit Happenings Antigua and Barbuda Nov 1 – 8 2010

Lots of literary happenings in Antigua between November 1st and 8th. Here are a few links to keep you in the loop:

  • Headliner Pam Grier was MIA after being heavily promoted for an Antigua and Barbuda International Lit Fest fundraiser. But the show did go on and the weekend had its ups and downs. Read about it all here. Had a great time with the children’s tent at the Festival village, btw. Will post pics as soon as I have them.
  • The Friends of Antigua Public Library (NY) presented the winners (including Wadadli Pen alum Terrikia Benjamin) of its annual short story and visual arts competition with their prizes on Youth Day of the Antigua and Barbuda International Literary Festival. Find out more. Keep an eye on the Antigua Stories page for the posting of the winning stories.
  • Antiguan author Floree Williams launched her second book Through the Window and it went amazingly well. Here’s a link to the coverage.  I also today received a copy of first time author Tameka Jarvis-George’s Unexpected and I’m looking forward to reading it; will keep you posted of the local launch of this other author’s literary strides.
  • The Independence Literary Arts Committee did it again; attracted some 50 entries to this year’s ‘Wake them let them rise and shine’ themed seasonal writing competition. Wadadli Pen alums Shakeema Edwards and Hilesha Humphreys were among those in the winners circle. Here are the details.
  • Young Antiguan, Deshawn Browne, with backing from Antiguan filmmaker Dr. Noel Howell, launched his first book at only 11 years old. A film is set to follow by next summer.
  • This one is a bit before November 1st, but we have to mention it: Dorbrene O’Marde collects his well-deserved honour from the Sunshine Awards.
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