Flashback – VI Lit Fest (2015)

Specifically, these images (taken from the event’s facebook page) are of Antiguan and Barbudan writers participating in the 2015 Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair. You may recall that I was one of those writers, as blogged at my jhohadli blog.

books

Antigua-Barbuda related books at the book fair included Alscess Lewis Brown’s Moko Jumbie series of children’s books; Jamaica Kincaid’s Mr. Potter, Annie John, Autobiography of My Mother, My Brother, and See Now Then; Joanne C. Hillhouse’s Music Youth, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, and Oh Gad!; Lady of Parham, a David Edgecombe play, inspired by Antiguan lore; and Pepperport which includes a story, Amelia at Devil’s Bridge, by Antigua and Barbuda’s Hillhouse.

 

VI Lit Fest panel

This was one of two panels I participated in.  That’s me, far right, and that’s Virgin Islands-US author Tiphanie Yanique with the mic in her hand; to her left is Trinidad and Tobago writer Sharon Millar and to her left Jamaican-VI author Gillian Royes.

reaching for the words

Making a point.

 

biggest turnout

A strong turn out for U.S.-based, Antiguan and Barbudan author Jamaica Kincaid.

Alscess

Virgin Islands author and The Caribbean Writer editor, Alscess Lewis-Brown.

Edgar Lake

Edgar Lake, author of The Devil’s Bridge.

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Musical Youth

Me, reading from Musical Youth …the last activity of a very long (at once stimulating and tiring) day.

 

The next installment of the Fair will be in April 2016.

As with all content on wadadlipen.wordpress.com, except otherwise noted, this is written by Joanne C. Hillhouse (author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Oh Gad!, Fish Outta Water, and Musical Youth). All Rights Reserved. Seriously, a lot of time, energy, love and frustration goes in to researching and creating content for this site; please don’t just take it up just so without even a please, thank you or an ah-fu-she-subben (credit). If you enjoyed it, check out my page on Amazon, WordPress, and/or Facebook, and help spread the word about Wadadli Pen and my books. You can also subscribe to the site to keep up with future updates. Thanks.

 

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