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Where to Find Lost! This Thursday


I will be signing copies of my new book, the children’s picture book Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure on Thursday 21st December 2017, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Best of Books bookstore on St. Mary’s Street, Antigua.

See you there?

Copies of my other books – particularly With Grace, a Caribbean fairytale, and Musical Youth, a Burt Award winning teen/young adult novel – will be available for purchase, and I’ll be happy to sign those as well.

With gratitude.

If you’re not in Antigua, you can still purchase my books. Please ask for them at your local bookstore and encourage them to stock them. Share this link.

Also, I don’t usually do this but I’m going to share some of the online purchasing links below, simply because it’s come up recently.

Amazon (US)

Amazon (India)

Amazon (UK)

Amazon (Canada)

Amazon (Denmark)

Booktopia (Australia)

Amazon (France)

Amazon (Spain)

Amazon (Japan)

Amazon (Australia)

Barnes & Noble

Tanum (Oslo)


Thrift Books


…and so on.

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, With Grace, Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure, and Oh Gad!). All Rights Reserved. If you enjoyed it, check out my page on Amazon, WordPress, and/or Facebook, and help spread the word about Wadadli Pen and my books. You can also subscribe to the site to keep up with future updates. Thanks.

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A & B Arts Round Up – November 29th 2016 –>

January – February 2017 – Just a reminder that it’s not too early to start thinking about your Wadadli Youth Pen Prize submissions for the 2017 Challenge season. Teachers, youth workers, parents, start encouraging the young people in your lives to start creating; young people, start creating.

January 20th – 22nd 2017 has been announced as the dates of the 4th Just Write Writers Retreat at Mount Tabor, John Hughes, Antigua. Like the page for more updates.

December 29th 2016 – Naydene Gonnella’s Pop-Phiz Art Exhibition opens 6 – 9 p.m. at Copper & Lumber.

December 21st 2016 – With Grace – Antigua Launch – new book by Wadadli Pen founder/coordinator/blogger Joanne C. Hillhouse launches 6 p.m. at the Best of Books on St. Mary’s, Antigua. Facebook Events Page here.

December 16th 2016 – Museum Christmas Party – at the Museum on Long Street (main floor) – Expressions Choir sings at 7:30 p.m. – bring what you can (drinks, finger food) for the Christmas table.

December 11th 2016 – Sunday Market at Shirley Heights Lookout – perfect opportunity to get Christmas gifts by artists and artisans living and working in Antigua- from small items to special orders in a beautiful setting.

December 3rd 2016 – Grammy nominated bluegrass band Della Mae is on a three nation tour of the Caribbean courtesy of the US Embassy in Barbados. The Antigua concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Multipurpose Centre.


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Island Vybes Christmas Volume 1

A Wadadli Christmas, anyone? Cool idea. Kudos to Roger Perry for pulling it off. Look forward to hearing the tracks by El A Kru, Jashan Hughes, Laurena Davis and others (folks known for singing soca singing Christmas songs) sometime this season. Read more.

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Christmas Shopping

Buy local, buy local, buy local….that’s all I’m going to say on that. Now check out these events by two of our Wadadli Pen 2014 patrons:

art at the ridge

ART AT THE RIDGE‘s annual art & craft fair at Sugar Club is not to be missed!  Gorgeous and unique gifts by LYRIS TRACEY of ISLAND MANTRA!  This year CARIB BEAN COFFEE COMPANY will be there too!  Free admission, sample nibbles & beverages



The Best of Books “is declaring Saturday 14th December 2013 Antiguan Author’s Day. We are inviting all of the writers who contributed to “So The Nailhead Bend, So the Story End” and other Antiguan Authors to be at the Best of Books  between the hours of 1:30 & 4:00 PM to meet your fans. Spend a quiet moment with a reader who has questions to ask you about the characters of your book. Read your favorite section of your own book and identify sections of books by other local authors that you found particularly …interesting. It’s an afternoon to autograph books, interact with your readers and simply enjoy the book environment. Authors Please RSVP and let us know if you will support this activity.”  N.B. This is an event note posted to the Best of Books event page. It’s addressed to the authors…but of course for that interaction to take place that mean readers you’ve got to be there too.
While you’re there you might also want to pick up these books by participating authors:
In the Black: New African Canadian Writing, The Politics of Black Women’s Hair, Being Black, Loving this Man, Ladies of the Night and Other Stories, How the East Pond Got Its Flowers – by Althea Prince
Nobody Go Run Me: the Life and Times of Sir Mclean Emmanuel – by Dorbrene O’Marde
The Legend of Bat’s Cave and Other Antiguan Stories and Antigua My Antigua – by Barbara Arrindell
The Boy from Willow Bend, Fish Outta Water, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, and Oh Gad! – by Joanne C. Hillhouse
Considering Venus – by D. Gisele Isaac
I am that I am and I am – by Tameka Jarvis-George
Journeycakes – by Monica Matthew
Motion in Poetry – by Motion
…to name a few.
See our Antiguan and Barbudan listings for more books and buy LOOOOCAL.

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Young Artists Take Note

Art At The Ridge is inviting entries for its 2013 Christmas Card Competition from children (aged 7 to 19 years old) in Antigua & Barbuda.  Following in the footsteps of the Bank of Antigua and the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda, which originally created this popular and much-loved annual art competition, Art At The Ridge has taken on the mantle to continue to hold this competition again this year, for the third year running.

Art At The Ridge is keen to encourage creativity among Antigua & Barbuda’s youngsters and anticipates continued enthusiastic participation in this event.  The Ministry of Education has been informed of this competition and they have been invited to encourage the island’s schools to participate.  Parents are also invited to encourage their children to submit artwork directly if their school is unable to participate.

Competition entry rules are available from Art At The Ridge and the deadline date for submission of artwork is Thursday 31 October 2013.  As in previous years, artwork will be judged in six age groups.  There are prizes to be won and the winning artwork will be reproduced as Christmas cards, which are eagerly anticipated every year.  They are sold all over the island and many are then sent overseas where they receive further recognition and acclaim.  The artistic standard of the competition is high and has often led to further artistic endeavours by previous winners.

Address: Art At The Ridge, Sugar Ridge Village, PO Box 84 Jolly Harbour, St Mary’s, Antigua & Barbuda

Contact: Joy James

Email: ArtAtTheRidge@hotmail.com

Tel: 728 1558

Webpage: http://www.facebook.com/ArtAtTheRidge

Here’s a little inspiration from last year’s winners’ circle:



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