Writer’s Gallery Launch Event – Musical Youth (2014)

Musical Youth was fast-tracked for publication shortly after placing 1st runner up/second overall for the 2014 (i.e. inaugural) Burt Award for teen/young adult Caribbean literature in manuscript form. The launch weekend included a workshop I organized and facilitated, which was sponsored by Burt Award sponsor, Code. These images though are of the actual launch event, at the Best of Books, November 21st 2014. What do I remember of this event – that it was raining, that when I got their the audience was already mostly in place (usually it’s the opposite), that I felt giddy (which is an odd feeling when you’re reading), that I was happy. Hopefully that comes through. Enjoy.

Ann Henry

Signing copies.

asha collecting

Gifting copies to other participating writers including former Wadadli Pen finalist Asha Graham.


Audience photo.

Gift to Library

Gifting copies to the Public Library.

good turnout

Audience point of view.


Copies for the Cushion Club.

me reading


oh gad musical youth

Under my Oh Gad! banner.

reading me


signing 2

Shout out to Miranda Askie Designs; that necklace is my first piece from her collection.



The painting you see in these two images is an original of the cover gifted to me by Antiguan and Barbudan artist (and Musical Youth cover artist) Glenroy Aaron.

the artist

Presenting Glenroy with a copy of the book.

with Barbara and Marcella 2


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