If your book club or other group is interested in hosting me virtually (e.g. via skype) or in person, please don’t hesitate to Contact me. Please note, that, depending on the event, a minimum purchase of my books and/or appearance fee may be a required. Also experienced in leading workshops for teens and adults on media/communications and writing.
See also: Cooking Magic, Televised Book Club Discussion, Writers’ Gallery (or writers I’ve met along the way), Writer’s Gallery (or Writer’s Life in Images) & (in progress) galleries of launch events for books like The Boy from Willow Bend , Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Oh Gad!, With Grace
STILL TO COME
May 13th 2017 – Wadadli Stories Book Fair (ACB Car Park, St. Mary’s Street, Antigua) – scheduled events including reading, panels, workshops, and the announcement of the winners from the 2017 Wadadli Youth Pen Prize Challenge
April 26th 2017 – Antigua and Barbuda Intellectual Property and Commerce Office World Intellectual Property Day Open House and Mini Fair:
December 2016 – With Grace launched:
May 12th – 15th 2016 – BIM Lit Fest
March 29th & April 7th 2016 – Presenting at the Antigua and Barbuda National Public Library Easter Camp
January 21st 2016 – Moray House, Georgetown, Guyana: Fiction and poetry readings by (in order pictured, top) Felene Cayetano (Belize), Richard Georges (British Virgin Islands), me, Naijah Imoja (Barbados); (in order pictured, bottom) Jane King (St. Lucia), Shivanee Ramlochan (Trinidad and Tobago),Kim Dismont Robinson (Bermuda), Tanya Batson-Savage (Jamaica); (not pictured) Ruel Johnson (Guyana). This reading was timed to coincide with a weeklong fiction editing workshop. Here’s the Post-workshop blog.
September 20th 2015 – Brooklyn Book Festival.
June 27th 2015 Government House fundraiser Sips and Verses.
June 3rd to 7th 2015 – St. Martin Book Fair
May 21st to 24th 2015 – The Anguilla Literary Festival – a Literary Jollification
March 26th to 29th 2015 – The Virgin Islands literary festival and book fair
November 2014 – Antigua – launch of Musical Youth at the Best of Books
November 2014 – Antigua – Leonard Tim Hector Memorial lecture and award ceremony receiving the LTH Memorial Award
The Commonwealth Foundation invited me to be a part of a panel entitled The Untold Story in Glasgow, Scotland. Experience blogged here and here; event report here and pre-interview with the British Council here.
December 2013 – signing with fellow Antiguan author at the Best of Books:
October? 2013 – I wasn’t there for this one, the Antigua and Barbuda booth in North Carolina, but thank them for featuring me alongside other Antiguan and Barbudan authors…but “best selling” I wish! No, seriously, I wish.
August 2013 – Jhohadli Summer Youth Writing Project
April 2013 – The 3rd Congress of Caribbean Writers in Guadeloupe
April 2013 honouring promising literary talent in the awards ceremony for The Wadadli Youth Pen Prize @ the Best of Books, Antigua
February 2013 reading at Greenland Books and Things in St. Kitts https://jhohadli.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/back-from-greenland
February 2013 cooking and reading during Cooking Magic appearance https://jhohadli.wordpress.com/appearances/cooking-magic
October 2012 Just Write Retreat http://wadadlipen.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/just-write-was-liberating
October 2012 reading and discussing the book during ABS TV Oh Gad! Book Club Discussion http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmi5WD5BVBg06kDe26Yh-gu9lVMDAfnzL & https://jhohadli.wordpress.com/appearances/televised-book-club-discussion
August 2012 reading at Nature Island Literary Festival in Dominica http://wadadlipen.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/personal-highlights-from-nilf-and-the-nature-isle
July 2012 NY launch with the Friends of Antigua Public Liibrary http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JfD_ErUCtDU & http://wadadlipen.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/oh-gad-launched-in-nyc
June 2012 reading at the end of my two weeks at the Callaloo Writers Workshop at Brown University in Rhode Island http://wadadlipen.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/callaloo
May 2012 reading, presenting and serving on a panel during the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars conference in Suriname http://www.shewrites.com/profiles/blogs/postings-from-paramaribo-1
April 2012 Oh Gad! launch http://wadadlipen.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/oh-gad-launched
October 2011 Telling Our Stories (University of Toronto, Canada) https://wadadlipen.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/what-happens-in-canada
2008 Moonlight Street Fair (Antigua) in celebration of Dancing Nude in the Moonlight https://wadadlipen.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/dancing
2008 An international fellowship at the Breadloaf Writers Conference included a live reading
2008 BIM Conference Celebrating Caribbean Women Writers (Barbados) https://wadadlipen.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/celebrating-caribbean-women-writers-and-george-lamming/
2007 Author in Residence – Friends of Antigua Public Library (NY) http://www.foapl.org/Bookclub-Newsletter.html
And too many other appearances and school visits to mention:
…and it began here at my first writing workshop and first public reading (1995) at the Caribbean Fiction Writers Summer Institute, University of Miami. Here’s where you can find the clip of me reading. And here I am with other workshop participants: