The following letter was submitted to the Daily Observer newspaper for publication.
As founder and coordinator of the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize, I have been thankful for the businesses, individuals, and non-profits that have extended patronage to our efforts to nurture and showcase the literary arts in Antigua and Barbuda over the years. This is no small thing as youth investment and arts patronage are significant community investments – and often not enough. Thanks, specifically, in 2021 to the following patrons:
The Best of Books Bookstore
The Bocas Lit Fest
Frank B. Armstrong
Harper Collins UK
Joanne C. Hillhouse
Cedric Holder (for the Cushion Club)
Peepal Tree Press (and Diana McCaulay)
Rotary Club of Antigua
Ten Pages Bookstore
Patricia L Tully
Special thanks to the team behind the scenes: Barbara Arrindell, Floree Williams Whyte, Devra Thomas, Joanne C. Hillhouse, and Margaret Irish because this doesn’t happen without a lot of volunteer time, expertise, and patience.
See also the Wadadli Pen YouTube Channel for our thanks and more from the Mary 30th 2021 Awards.