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 a minimum purchase of my books and/or appearance fee plus expenses will be required. I am also experienced in leading workshops for children, teens, and adults on creative writing, story (including use in the classroom), media/communications, and written communication. A facilitation fee is required for workshops/courses.
See also: Media page, 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) & 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
STILL TO COME
November 5th and 7th 2019 @ the Sharjah International Book Fair – Discussion Forum on Young Adult Literature and Writing by Women – African Literature, respectively.
September 5th 2019 – Interview and reading on ABS TV morning programme (shared for the reading (from Musical Youth) – will share a video clip if I get it – until then here’s a couple of images) –
August 2019 – I also was not at CARIFESTA but my book was courtesy Danielle Boodoo Fortune (illustrator of Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure) who said: “These little ones loved it, and they had lots of great questions!” (via social media)’
May 2019 – while I did not attend the Bocas Literary Festival in Trinidad, Danielle Boodoo Fortune (illustrator of Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure) again represented, sharing the book during a children’s workshop she facilitated at the festival.
March 2019 – I wasn’t present for this one but my book With Grace was and I have video
February 28th 2019 – Co-facilitated a workshop for students during Antigua and Barbuda’s Ministry of Education’s Literacy Festival. Please note, all workshops won’t be listed here as many fall less under author appearances and more under professional services, this was a hybrid; but you can read related performance reviews here.
December 15th 2018 – Author Meet and Greet at the Best of Books.
See post at Wadadli Pen.
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 on the Media page 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.
June 2nd 2018 – Celebrating Ourselves at The Shed at Sugar Ridge, Antigua.
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).<–Dolphin at the New Fire Festival.
December 2017 – Book signing at the Best of Books, Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure (also With Grace and Musical Youth).
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:
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:
2015 – Good Morning Antigua and Barbuda Teen Edition and other media coverage can be found here:
December 2014 – Antigua – book club discussion – Oh Gad! and Musical Youth
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:
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:
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:
April 2013 – The 3rd Congress of Caribbean Writers in Guadeloupe:
with Caribbean literary legend Earl Lovelace-
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 (for other workshop activity, see the Jhohadli Writing Project and Performance Reviews page)
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
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
2003 – keynote speaker at the University of Puerto Rico’s Islands In Between Conference
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 (it begins at 57:15 but why not watch the whole thing). And here I am with other workshop participants: