If your book club, school, business, agency, or other group is interested in hosting me virtually (e.g. via skype) or in person, for a talk or reading, 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. I am also experienced in leading workshops for children, teens, and adults on media/communications and writing.

See also: Media pageCooking Magic, Televised Book Club Discussion, Writers’ Gallery (or writers I’ve met along the way), Writer’s Gallery (or Writer’s Life in Images) & galleries of launch events for books like The Boy from Willow Bend , Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Oh Gad!, Musical Youth, With Grace, Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure


Nothing pending.


November 17th 2018 – 4:00 p.m. – ReadCaribbean Presents Adventures for Kids – Miami Book Fair. Read about the experience here.
reading at the Miami Book Fair

October 25th 2018 – 6-7 p.m. – Antigua and Barbuda’s Crusader Radio’s  Literary Hour. 107.3 FM. – I don’t usually archive media appearances here as those are too numerous but I’m doing so now to tell you about the pieces that I read and where you can find them: Ah Write! and The Arrival are in Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings, and The Night the World Ended is, at this writing, forthcoming in Volume 32 of The Caribbean Writer

October 22nd 2018 – read poem Ode to the Pan Man and excerpt from Musical Youth at Independence Programme Fu Arwe Ting! See clip from the Musical Youth reading below and go to my AntiguanWriter YouTube channel to see Ode to the Pan Man and other things.

June 10th 2018 – Barbados – Commonwealth Writers reading headlined by Jacob Ross and Karen Lord and including participant-writers (in the Commonwealth sponsored workshop) from the Bahamas, Bermuda, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, Jamaica, and Antigua and Barbuda.commonwealth writers.jpg

June 2nd 2018 – Celebrating Ourselves at The Shed at Sugar Ridge, Antigua.
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March 25th 2018 – look who showed up at the New Fire Festival in Trinidad (not me, but illustrator Danielle Boodoo Fortune with Dolphin and Coral from Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure.NFF2018_Kids zone_Danielle Boodoo Fortune_Lost_2

December 2017 – Book signing at the Best of Books, Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure (also With Grace and Musical Youth).the table 3

October 27th 2017 – Visit to Kids Unlimited school (Antigua) for a reading of With Grace.

August 7th and 8th 2017 – (not technically an appearance but) the tree faerie from my book With Grace made an appearance during Antigua’s Carnival:
With Grace

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:

glen trying to live stream

May 12th – 15th 2016 – BIM Lit Fest:


All BIM guest writers (back row Cecil Foster, Bernice McFadden, Mervyn Morris; middle, Mrs. Foster and Esther Phillips; front Olive Senior, A-dZiko Gegele, Selma James, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Tanya Shirley, and Evan Marshall (son of lifetime achievement awardee Paule Marshall). We were melting (Barbados hot no wah!) but it doesn’t show …right?

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:
reading from Oh Gad at Government House 2015

June 3rd to 7th 2015 – St. Martin Book Fair:

Reading from Musical Youth and chatting with students at Hillside Christian school in St. Martin.

May 21st to 24th 2015 – The Anguilla Literary Festival – a Literary Jollification:

Reading from The Boy from Willow Bend and Musical Youth at the Anguilla Public Library.

March 26th to 29th 2015 – The Virgin Islands literary festival and book fair:

Me (right), at the Virgin Islands Literary Festival, with Jamaica Kincaid (left) and Opal Palmer Adisa (centre).

February 2015 – I’m doing a local schools tour throughout this month. Stops have included Antigua Girls High School,  Clare Hall Secondary and St. Mary’s Secondary:


Good Morning Antigua and Barbuda Teen Edition and other media coverage can be found here: GMAB Teen Edition 2015 with interviewer Cuthbert

December 2014 – Antigua – book club discussion – Oh Gad! and Musical Youth

November 2014 – Antigua – launch of Musical Youth at the Best of Books:

Here I am reading from Musical Youth.

November 2014 – Antigua – Leonard Tim Hector Memorial lecture and award ceremony receiving the LTH Memorial Award:

July 2014 – Public Library Street Fair for Library Week (Antigua and Barbuda):

April 2014 – Literary Safari at the Pen World Voices Festival at the Westbeth Center for the Arts in NY. Experience blogged here. PW anthology here. PEN page here. Literary Safari Slide Show here:

Reading during the Literary Safari. From the PEN facebook album.

Bocas Literary Festival in Trinidad for the announcement of the Burt Awards Winner (placed second overall! Watch out for Musical Youth); also a panelist. Experience blogged here and here:

Collecting my Burt trophy at Bocas. Photos by Marlon James for Bocas.

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:

Wadadli Youth Pen Prize annual awards ceremony (every year…almost every year since 2004) – not a promotional activity but lit arts related as Wadadli Pen is a not profit project I founded to nurture and showcase the literary arts in Antigua and Barbuda:


December 2013 – signing with fellow Antiguan author at the Best of Books:

From left, Linisa George, Brenda Lee Browne, Floree Williams, and me.

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

Summer 2013 – Public Library summer programme (first reading of Fish Outta Water – first children’s book): library 2013

April 2013 – The 3rd Congress of Caribbean Writers in Guadeloupe:

Earl Lovelace and me (Joanne C. Hillhouse) - Photo by John R Lee.

With Earl Lovelace. Photo by John R. Lee.

Reading in Guadeloupe before a group of Caribbean writers.

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

February 2013 cooking and reading during Cooking Magic appearance

October 2012 Just Write Retreat

October 2012 reading and discussing the book during ABS TV Oh Gad! Book Club Discussion &

August 2012 reading at Nature Island Literary Festival in Dominica

With Adrian Green, the Bajan poet who was ON FIRE at the Nature Island Literary Festival. Photo by Celia Sorhaindo. (

July 2012 NY launch with the Friends of Antigua Public Liibrary &

June 2012 reading at the end of my two weeks at the Callaloo Writers Workshop at Brown University in Rhode Island

May 2012 reading, presenting and serving on a panel during the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars conference in Suriname

April 2012 Oh Gad! launch

October 2011 Telling Our Stories (University of Toronto, Canada) :

Presenting Oh Gad! (pre-publication) in Canada, 2011.

2008 Moonlight Street Fair (Antigua) in celebration of Dancing Nude in the Moonlight

2008 An international fellowship at the Breadloaf Writers Conference included a live reading

2008 BIM Conference Celebrating Caribbean Women Writers (Barbados) :

2007 Author in Residence – Friends of Antigua Public Library (NY)

Interviews etc

And too many other appearances and school visits to mention:


2010: Reading from The Dancing Granny by Ashley Bryan under the Western Union Children’s Tent at the Antigua and Barbuda International Literary Festival. Technically, I was wearing my ‘hat’ as a volunteer with the Cushion Club, since as a kids reading club we had volunteered to man the children’s tent throughout the day. It was a good day.

…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:

Caribbean Fiction Writers Summer Institute

My first ever writing workshop – 1995 – with other Caribbean writers – University of Miami.