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A & B Arts Round Up October 9th 2016 —>

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From the Wadadli Pen Challenge 2016 Awards ceremony: Akeilah Hillhouse presenting to Chammaiah Ambrose, the 12 and younger winner, on behalf of Frank B. Armstrong.

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.

November – December 2016 – Master artist Heather Doram is offering another workshop on the heels of her first successful one at the National Youth Enlightenment Academy:
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November 2016 – Jhohadli Writing Project (by Joanne C. Hillhouse) will be offering a series of workshops in November – details to come – but contact jhohadli@gmail.com if you want to be on the mailing list for a first look at those details. Flashback to the first Jhohadli Writing Project workshop activity:

October – November 2016 – Independence stuff:

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And about that big bank writing competition as the literary arts “step up inna life”! – This one’s from the local press – I don’t have any other details about this but there is a number you can call for more information (462-4707) – the information that’s in the press is that students attending primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions have an opportunity to win EC$10,000 (that’s for the upper level students) or EC$5,000 and prizes (for the primary students) for writing an essay on the Independence theme (Building an Economic Powerhouse Together) and submitting it by October 31 – either hand delivering to the National Festivals office on Market Street or emailing jennell.willette@ab.gov.ag

October 11th 2016 – Expressions: Poetry in the Pub returns, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., at Heavenly Java 2 Go in Redcliffe Quay. Start to the new season and ongoing.

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, Musical Youth, Fish Outta Water, 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, my books, and my freelance writing-editing-coaching-workshop services. You can also subscribe to the site to keep up with future updates. Thanks.

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Just Write

The Just Write Writers’ Retreat was held for the first time in 2012. I blogged about it here.

Location of the Just Write Writers' Retreat, the Catholic Retreat Centre at Mount Tabor.

Location of the Just Write Writers’ Retreat, the Catholic Retreat Centre at Mount Tabor.

A 2016 post-Retreat release reads in part:
‘The retreat’s organiser, Brenda Lee Browne is very happy: “This is the third Just Write Writers’ Retreat in Antigua and it is growing. It was a packed two days in a great setting and I cannot thank Joanne C. Hillhouse and Chadd Cumberbatch enough for being so generous with their time and sharing their vast knowledge with an eager group of writers.”

Joanne C. Hillhouse adds that: “Artists need space to create; not just physical space but mental space – a retreat like Mount Tabor provides both. It has the potential because of this to attract not only local writers but with proper support and promotion writers from other places. I’m thrilled to have been a part of it over the years and feel myself growing as a facilitator even as those I tutor grow in their strengths as writers.”

The participants attended workshops on ‘Editing’, ‘Poetry Writing and Performance’ and ‘Starting to write’’ READ the full report at Antigua Chronicle (which, sidebar, you may remember has a former Wadadli Pen winner as its editor and publisher)

Congrats to Just Write – writers, co-facilitators, founder Brenda Lee Browne, on another successful year.

Each year Just Write offers a spot to a winning Wadadli Pen writer. Tiffany Smith, front centre, has been one such prize recipient. I'm happy to announce that a spot at the next Just Write Writers' Retreat is part of the 2016 Challenge prize package. With thanks to founder of Just Write, Brenda Lee Browne.

Each year Just Write offers a spot to a winning Wadadli Pen writer. Tiffany Smith, front right, has been one such prize recipient. I’m happy to announce that a spot at the next Just Write Writers’ Retreat is part of the 2016 Challenge prize package. With thanks to founder of Just Write, Brenda Lee Browne.

For more on Just Write, go here.

Just Write Writers Retreat

Just Write, 2016.

For more on the Wadadli Pen 2016 Challenge season, go here.

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Writers, take note

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – “It’s something I’ve benefited from,” Brenda Lee Browne said as she prepares to run her first Just Write Writers Retreat at Mount Tabor in the Swetes area of Antigua.

What she means, of course, is that as an alum of the Hurston Wright Writers Retreat in Washington, for instance, and the Sheffield Hallam University Masters programme in the UK, she’s had the experience of being in an environment where you are both expected to write and to get critical feedback on what you’ve written.

“I just know how much a writer can get from an event like this,” Browne said, noting that for the retreat period, October 19 to 21, there’ll be nothing to do but write.

It’s an opportunity to both “see how serious your craft is” and meet and learn from other writers.

The location, the interior of the island where the hills are green and rolling and the city is at a muted distance, will be conducive to the process, she believes.

“It’s beautiful,” Browne said. “It’s a place where you can actually just write and not be disturbed; it encourages you to write.”

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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, 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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Just Write Writers Retreat in Antigua

Brenda Lee Browne has, in recent years, become a regular in the Wadadli Pen judging pool. Her experience as a writer and youth workshop facilitator in Antigua and Barbuda are well known. And now she’s founder of the new Caribbean writers retreat right here in Antigua and Barbuda. Her programme is Just Write and we’ll tell you more about it as we go along. But for now, know this, it’s set for October 2012 in beautiful Mount Tabor (in the greenest part of the island), there are 11 spaces left (two of the available spots have gone to two Wadadli Pen finalists Rosalie Richards and Tiffany Smith), you have until August 31st to register, and it will be a great opportunity for resident and non resident writers and wanna-be writers to get cracking on your next writing project or just get writing. You can get even more immediate updates or contact her directly for information via her Just Write facebook page.

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