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SANDS AND BUTTERFLIES BY DEVRA THOMAS

Kyle, an imaginative and talkative six year old, journeys to the beach with her mom and friend intending to count sand but ends up counting butterflies instead. Continue reading

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Wadadli Pen featured in Caribbean Beat

It is possibly the best testimony to the value of the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize that one of its past winners is now a member of the organising team. Having aged out of the competition, now that she’s over thirty-five, 2011 overall winner Devra Thomas decided to volunteer … Read more Continue reading

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Wadadli Pen 2021 – Photo Gallery

As with last year, we weren’t able to have in-person awards this year. Thanks to Best of Books, management and staff, for capturing some of these images as winners came in to collect their prizes and, of course, the winning … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE – WADADLI PEN FIRST: FATHER AND DAUGHTER WIN

Kevin Liddie’s name has been added to the Alstyne Allen Memorial Plaque, sponsored by the Best of Books, as winner of the 2021 Wadadli Youth Pen Prize Challenge. The writer of ‘Mildred, You No Easy’, benefiting from the opening up … Continue reading

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Wadadli Pen Challenge – Who Won What in 2021?

Listed below are the names of the finalists and the prizes they won, thanks to our patrons, in the 2021 edition of the annual Challenge initiative of the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize, a programme launched in 2004 to nurture and … Continue reading

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Thank you, Patrons

The following letter was submitted to the Daily Observer newspaper for publication. Good Day, 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 … Continue reading

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Wadadli Pen 2021 Winning Entry – Why We Chose It

‘Today’s walk was sluggish, as he conversed with slow-poke Mildred. “Yes,” she said. “The rain reminds me of tears as well and remind me of when I cried when I broke my big toe.”’ Pulling that excerpt I’m reminded that … Continue reading

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Wadadli Pen 2021 – The Short List

I (Joanne C. Hillhouse, author and Wadadli Pen founder and coordinator), zoomed today with my fellow judges, author, publisher, and veteran Wadadli Pen judge Floree Williams Whyte and past winner and first time judge Devra Thomas. After separately creating our … Continue reading

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Wadadli Pen Challenge 2021 Update

After a lengthy period of processing, the entries are now off to the judges. If you submitted, we request your patience as the entries are vetted. The short list will be posted once the first round of judging is completed. … Continue reading

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Wadadli Pen 2021 Patrons

NEWEST! Devra Thomas and Joanne C. Hillhouse Thanks to the media and other platforms that have helped amplify our message including Antiguanice.com (which has for many years included a Wadadli Pen page on its platform in addition to sharing each … Continue reading

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