Mailbox – Cushion Club

As promised, the Cushion Club (the Antigua and Barbuda reading club for kids with which I have volunteered with for several years) has been reaching out to the junior winners of the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize 2016 Challenge (of which it is part patron)

we are sending you a BIG Cushion Club invitation to come visit us and share/read your story; we guarantee you will have fun with us.

…intent on having them come out to share their winning stories with the kids of the Club. We can confirm that Judah Christian, author of My Worst Day Ever, has accepted

 I accept your invitation on Judah’s behalf. He will be available on Saturday 28th May to share his story.

…via his parents, and will be sharing his story with the Club kids on May 28th. You’re welcome to join us and here Judah’s story come alive. The Cushion Club meets between 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon at the University of the West Indies Open Campus (Antigua and Barbuda) located on College Drive between Queen Elizabeth Highway and Sir Sydney Walling Highway (i.e. Factory Road). See you then.

Factoids re the Cushion Club’s contribution to the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize:

The Cushion Club’s chief volunteer Cedric Holder (a National Youth Award winner for his volunteerism) has contributed gift certificates in the name of the Club from the very first year of Wadadli Pen. Over the years, his pledge has been a given and Wadadli Pen has been grateful.

In this photo from the Cushion Club archives, Cedric reads to some of the children.

In this photo from the Cushion Club archives, Cedric reads to some of the children.

Factoids re young author Judah Christian:

His stories include The Worst Day Ever (2nd runner up for the 12 and younger prize in 2016) and Judah and His Friends Save the Day (a Best of Books Promising Writer Pick in 2015)

2015: Judah collecting his prizes from guest reader/presenter Dotsie Isaac Gellizeau. Be sure to check out her CD, I am Speaking.

2015: Judah collecting his prizes from guest reader/presenter Dotsie Isaac Gellizeau. Be sure to check out her CD, I am Speaking.

Judah - far right - with other 2016 winners in the 12 and younger category collecting prizes from Seven Seas rep.

Judah – far right – with other 2016 winners in the 12 and younger category collecting prizes from Seven Seas rep.

p.s. I believe Zion and Chammaiah have also accepted the invitations – dates to be confirmed.

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