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Arts Round-up (August 27th 2016—>)

October 5th 2016 art show at the AYC Event Centre will feature the works of GuavadeArtist, Jan Farara, Jennifer Meranto, Angela Stenzel, and Maria Tyrrell. More here.


Zahra I Airall’s Zee’s Youth Theatre is back after a long hiatus. Zee’s Youth Theatre is open to young people between the ages of 11 and 16. Under the motto “changing the world one scene at a time”, the main objective is to create a healthy and safe environment where young people can express themselves through the performing arts, mainly using the elements of drama. This will also be an excellent forum to allow them a platform to unleash and showcase their creativity to explore issues affecting young people, in hopes of raising awareness. “Drama has always played an integral part in my life. I was born into it, and I had the privilege of working under the direction of renowned stroyteller and director Amina Blackwood-Meeks as a child. Drama not only instills discipline, but sharpens the mind, forces creativity and critical thinking, while building confidence, public speaking skills and developing social and interpersonal skills that are paramount to a successful foundation as a student and professional.” – Zahra I Airall. Classes will be held on Mondays from 5-6:30pm at the Antigua Girls’ High School auditorium, for the academic year 2016-2017, with the exclusion of public holidays, for a total of 30 weeks. There will be a fee of XCD$350 to be paid each term. The first term’s fee will be due by October 3rd; second term by January 16th; and third term by April 24th. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Zahra Airall at 779-6634 (call or whatsapp) or email byziaproductions@gmail.com. Spaces are limited so register your child/children as soon as possible.


I’m late posting this one but hopefully it’s not for you to participate. Or to start your own writing challenge. No time to get started like today, right?



Meanwhile, in New York (if you’re there)


The Caribbean Cultural Theatre which is behind the above event also reports that the visiting writers doing work for younger readers will for the first time be having readings for elementary and middle school students in Brooklyn and the Bronx thanks to partnerships with Brooklyn Public Library, Caribbean Research Center – Medgar Evers College, Jamaica Progressive League, and the Marcus Garvey School for making these possible.  A meeting with Caribbean-American educators is also planned. On September 18th 2016, these and other writers are expected to spend time during the day under the CCT tent at the Festival marketplace – Booth 533 (Beside Borough Hall at Joralemon & Adam Sts).

Read of other stateside Caribbean-arts activities this month, here.


September 4th 2016 – Let’s Paint Antigua

Paint your own Picture

image from facebook.com/letspaintantigua

Two hour session creating one-of-a-kind art pieces in the company of others at a popular bar or restaurant (Russell’s Fort James) – 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – EC$70 per person – Rules: drink wine and have fun, do not compare paintings, do not use words like “mine don’t look good”, do not let someone else paint for you, do finish your painting, do feel proud of your painting, do come again, do tell your friends how much fun you had. To register, contact 724-9043 or letspaintantigua@gmail.com



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BURT Award for Caribbean Literature Fall Activities

A-dZiko will be reading in Antigua, Barbados and Montserrat…and I will be reading and conducting workshops right here at home. Read more here.

Here’s the flyer for Ad-Ziko’s Antigua reading (but please note that the time has been changed to 6:30 p.m.)


As a reminder, here are the flyers re my upcoming workshop. If you’re interested in participating, remember you need to register by November 11th. See the flyers for details.

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A-dZiko and I earlier this year after the Burt awards ceremony.

A-dZiko and I earlier this year after the Burt awards ceremony.

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Meet Local Authors During Thursday’s Library Street Fair

This week is library week


and as part of Library Week, there’ll be a street fair (on Redcliffe Street) featuring local authors. Here’s the schedule:

Calesia Thibou, author of Cadriel and Jadiel: a Day at the Beach cadriel – reading between 10:30 a.m. and 10:40 a.m.

Joanne C. Hillhouse, author of The Boy from Willow Bend

Cover design by Heather Doram

Cover design by Heather Doram

, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Fish Outta Water, and Oh Gad! Oh Gad cover – reading between 11:00 a.m. and 11:10 a.m.

claudiaruthfrancisClaudia Elizabeth Ruth Francis – author of Island Issues, A Bigger Island, Tides that Bind, Road to Wadi Halfa, and Missing – reading between 11:30 a.m. and 11:40 a.m.

Dorbrene O’Marde – author of Send out your Hand Send out you handand Nobody Go Run Me – reading between 12:10 and 12:20 p.m.

Joy Lawrence

Joy Lawrence

Joy Lawrence

– author of Island Spice, The Way We talk and other Antiguan Folkways, Colours and Rhythms of Selected Caribbean Creoles, The History of Bethesda and Christian Hill, and the Footprints of Parham – reading between 1:30 and 1:40 p.m.


Ashfield Thomas – author of Brickdam and The Place of Music – reading between 2:00 and 2:10 p.m.



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