A Preview Post + ICYMI

Today is Awards Day for the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize Challenge. This is our period of peak activity, the climax of our year of activities. Right after the Awards, things will be getting busy on the site as I upload the winning stories, prize breakdown, and related news. Things may get lost in the shuffle as things do which is why you should get subscribed so you don’t miss anything. I also hope to upload the Awards video to our YouTube channel, so follow us over there as well.

Meanwhile, some ICYMIs

Our Wadadli Pen season launch back in February and our updated About Wadadli Pen page (in case you’re wondering what Awards I’m on about)

Our World Book Day post with links to the various lit activities around this day

We update our banner about once every quarter or so with books by Antiguans and Barbudans, so look up; currently listed are Oration and The Pleasure is Mine by Kimolisa Mings, Oh Gad! and Dancing Nude in the Moonlight: 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings by Joanne C. Hillhouse, and Palaver and If Only the Dust would settle by Althea Romeo-Mark. Check them out.

Updates to the Mixed Anthology data base; Updates to the playwrights and screenwriters database; Updates to the Antiguan and Barbudan database of non-fiction writing; Updates to the overarching Antiguan and Barbudan data base; Updates to the Reading Room and Gallery which is a salon of curated arts and arts related content from around the world; Updates to the database of journalled Antiguan and Barbudan lit and art – part 1 and part 2, plus Antiguans and Barbudans discussing art

A post revisiting the treatment of arts and artists in Antigua and Barbuda

Updates to the Opportunities page which is where you’ll find markets, funding opportunities, opportunities to pay it forward, a listing of publishers of Caribbean fiction, and more information of use to writers; Updates to the Opportunities Too page where deadlines are posted; Updates to the Resources page with even more resources for writers; Updates to the Antiguans and Barbudans Awarded page; Updates to the Song Lyrics Database which is ever a work in progress; Updates to the latest Antiguan and Barbudan works reviewed wherein I track critical reviews of works by Antiguans and Barbudans

The Carib Lit Plus series is how I’ve been sharing the arts and culture news from the region that drops in my inbox (usurping the spotty from my inbox series) and on my radar via personal connections, news articles, social media, or other means. During 2020, it became regularized to twice a month – the first half and the back half. You may have missed some like Mid to Late February 2021, Mid to Late March 2021, Early to Mid April 2021, Mid to Late April 2021, Mid to Late May 2021

And this one is definitely a throwback, the obit I did back in 2016 after the loss of musical giant Roland Prince, at one time proclaimed the best jazz guitarist in the world…yes, the whole world

You should be mostly caught up now and then some. Thanks for coming by, for the support, and, here we go.

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!, Musical Youth, With Grace, Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure, and The Jungle Outside). 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 personal page on WordPress, and/or Facebook, and help spread the word. You can also subscribe to the site to keep up with future updates. Thanks.

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