Was nice to see some familiar faces from past Wadadli Pens at my first ever Jhohadli Summer Youth Writing Project (August 12th t 16th 2013); loving their commitment to improving their craft.
Wadadli Pen 2012 Second runner up 12 and younger Chammaiah Ambrose, author of How Tigers Got Stripes, is the youngest of the JSYWP group but she’s always willing to try; like her spirit.
2013 finalists Asha Graham and Michaela Harris were also there, always willing to share and give feedback – admire their maturity.
Michaela meanwhile was a runner up in the 13 to 17 age category with Secret of de Mango Tree.
Finally, there’s Orique Gordon, he’s 2011 winner of the 12 and younger category and an overall finalist with The Lost Coin. He still has quite the imagination.
Was happy to see them all again, to be able to encourage and guide them and to provide feedback on their new writing.
For highlights of our week together as well as their assessment of the work we did together, go here for the last of five entries – click the links at the bottom of that page for the other four. Also, check this out:
*with photos by Kurne Williams for Silston Library
*Tuition sponsors of the JSYWP were: Anonymous, Brenda Lee Browne, Caribbean Water Treatment, Dr. Jillia Bird, Paperclips, Sanhall Trademarks Ltd., Shirley Heights Lookout, and Townhouse Mega Store.
*The following also provided patronage and/or assistance: The Best of Books, Koren Norton, Silston Library, St. John’s Cooperative Credit Union, Carol Mitchell, Marie Elena John, friends and family.
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