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Spotlight: Angelica O’Donoghue

We thought it appropriate to take a moment to spotlight Wadadli Pen alum, now a National (Antigua and Barbuda) Youth Award winning, publisher/editor (Antigua Chronicle) and senior reporter/editor (Star News Publication in St. Lucia) who has been tapped as Woman … Continue reading

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Road Trip to Paradise by Ayoka (Angelica) O’Donoghue

Angelica O’Donoghue’s entry, Road Trip to Paradise, found favour with the judges in 2006. She was 17 at the time, and a student at the Antigua State College. The Princess Margaret Secondary School alumnus had previously excelled in national debating competitions and was a member of the junior cabinet and junior parliament, with aspirations of someday being prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda. This fiction lover particularly favoured conspiracy novels, and, she said, always used the local vernacular in her own works; both elements evident in ‘Road Trip to Paradise’. Continue reading

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Wadadli Pen Returns After A Year Hiatus With A Bigger Challenge

New sub-themes include Imagine a Future – an opportunity for a writer to create a climate change themed dystopia or futopia depending on which way the creative winds blow; the Wa’omani Prize exclusively for Barbudans; and a comic-strip art challenge. … Continue reading

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Congrats, Zahra – 2016 NYA Winner for Literary Arts

This year’s Literary Arts winner at the National Youth Awards is Zahra Airall. Airall is already a multiple NYA winner as she’s been involved in so many things over the years – from the Women of Antigua (When a Woman … Continue reading

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Two Days Left to Make Nominations for A & B’ 2015 National Youth Awards – Hurry!

If there’s one award programme that I support its the National Youth Awards. Every year I try to keep track of and make time to nominate young people (not just in the literary arts) who I think are deserving. I … Continue reading

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Antiguans and Barbudans Awarded

Here, Wadadli Pen will be celebrating award wins (including sometimes award nominations and long and shortlisting, and  accolades received) by Antiguan and Barbudan writers. It came about because I’d bump in to laudatory accomplishments (beyond publishing) but couldn’t figure out where to put … Continue reading

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WADADLI PEN WINNERS THROUGH THE YEARS – STORY LINKS

All winning stories and poems are listed here 2004 to present. The judges have spoken but I’m curious, what’s the people’s choice? Which ones are your favourites and why? Continue reading

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Young Writer Pulls Off Back to Back Wadadli Pen Win

Asha Graham is the 2014 winner of the Wadadli Pen writing Challenge, the first writer to two-peat in 10 years of Wadadli Pen. Graham, 16, a student at the Antigua State College, won for her story Lajabless, favoured by the judges … Continue reading

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WADADLI YOUTH PEN PRIZE ANNUAL CHALLENGE – WHO WON IN 2014?

LITERARY ARTS OVERALL – “I was soooo impressed by the quality of the writing, both poetry and prose. All of them were absolutely brilliant! This is amazing stuff.” – JUDGE WINNER Asha Graham – author of Lajabless “I found this piece … Continue reading

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2014 PARTNERS

Partners – the people who volunteer to work with the programme and whose help make it possible. Continue reading

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