R & D

This Resources and Databases page is created as a short cut to key resources we have for writers and artists on the blog; as well as the various databases of arts content or records we’ve built. For you. These are not all the resources on the site – use the search feature to see what else we’ve posted (e.g. the Carib Lit Plus twice monthly arts bulletin series). This though is those resources and databases that are periodically updated but because they don’t show up as new posts you might miss those updates. That’s the criteria. And this is where you can check in with a single click. So check back from time to time.

The Alstyne Allen Memorial Plaque bears the name of winners through the years of the Wadadli Pen flagship project; the annual Challenge.

Resources –

Caribbean Literary Resources – links to primarily Caribbean, third party art and culture sites.

Dis ‘ Dat – sites of interest related to scholarship, research, lit arts, arts; a potpourri.

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Jhohadli Writing + Services – a link to services provided by Wadadli Pen founder and coordinator, writer, editor, writing coach, and course/workshop facilitator Joanne C. Hillhouse.

The Literary Diaspora – lit sites of interest and value for writers beyond the Caribbean.

Opportunities – Programmes and places to submit.

Opportunities Too – Programmes and places to submit, with upcoming deadlines.

Professional Writing and Writing Related Services in Antigua and Barbuda – from ghost writing to event planning and everything in between.

RESOURCES – Information related to the business of publishing.

Wadadli Pen Work-shop – a page of links to tips for writing practice.

The Cushion Club Zuri Holder Achievement Award bears the name of the 12 and Younger winner of the Wadadli Pen challenge.

Databases –

A & B Artistes Discussing Art – interview excerpts and links of local artists discussing their art and the process of art making.

A & B Writings in Journals, Showcases, and Contests A – G, H – N, O – T, and U – Z – short publications or platformed performances by Antiguan and Barbudan artists.

The Antigua and Barbuda Media: an Abridged Record – developments in media from earliest record to present.

Antiguan and Barbudan Songwriters – crediting the writers of songs (mostly but not exclusively calypso) that are part of the great Antiguan and Barbudan songbook.

Antiguan and Barbudan Writings – the complete bibliography of books by and about Antigua and Barbuda.

Antigua and Barbuda Children’s Literature – the main/parent bibliography is broken down by genre.

Antiguan and Barbudan Fiction Writings – the main/parent bibliography is broken down by genre.

Antigua and Barbuda Literary Works Reviewed – this is the series in which I post published critical reviews of Antiguan and Barbudan literature.

Antiguan and Barbudan Non-Fiction Writing – the main/parent bibliography is broken down by genre.

Antiguan and Barbudan Plays/Screenplays – the main/parent bibliography is broken down by genre.

Antiguan and Barbudan – Poetry – the main/parent bibliography is broken down by genre.

The Antigua and Barbuda Review of Books – this is offsite at the website of the Antigua and Barbuda Studies Association.

Antiguan and Barbudan Writers (+Artists) on the Web – links to web platforms of local writers.

Antiguan and Barbudan Writing – Mixed/Anthology/Other – the main/parent bibliography is broken down by genre.

Antiguans and Barbudans Awarded – largely literary prizes won by local artists.

Books about Antiguan and Barbudan Writers and Artists – book length writings about authors and artists from Antigua and Barbuda.

Caribbean Writers Online – links to Caribbean writers’ websites.

Discovering Caribbean Literature in English: a Select Bibliography by John Robert Lee – a curated listing of the Caribbean literary canon.

Literary Festivals of the Caribbean – festivals within the Caribbean and the diaspora.

Playwrights and Screenwriters (the Antigua-Barbuda Connection) – performed plays on stage and screen.

Reading Room and Gallery – this is a series of curated content from within the Caribbean and without.

Song Lyrics database – lyrics (mostly but not exclusively calypso) written by Antiguans and Barbudans.

Writing Antigua and Barbuda – Antigua and Barbuda as backdrop to stories not written by Antiguans and Barbudans.

As with all content on Wadadli Pen, 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. Subscribe to the site to keep up with future updates. Thanks.