This is my Sunday Post, shout out to the Caffeinated Reviewer. The Sunday Post is weekly which provides the opportunity to recap and look ahead, re books, blogging, and life. ETA: Also making this my post for the meme It’s Monday, What are You Reading?
This Sunday I’ve mostly been reading through submissions to the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize’s annual writing challenge, which is part of its mandate to nurture and showcase the literary arts in Antigua and Barbuda. I’m not the main judge – she’s at work, but several members of the team, including me, spent some time over the past month or more benched by the flu and other illnesses – but I will be singling out some submissions for mention/encouragement, it being a winner-take-all year (normally, the prize breaks down in to categories along age lines and then a top three overall). We’re doing this in part because we just couldn’t cope with taking on the full scale challenge this year but didn’t want to shelve it and have it lose momentum. We’re behind our usual schedule but in addition to the late start re planning and illness, there’s work, life, and growing pains…there’s probably even some election hangover (it was election week in Antigua and Barbuda); but we’re working toward having the results out as soon as possible (Wadadli Pen not election, those results are already out). We’ve already started to receive follow-up queries.
As I write this, I’ve got to get ready to leave shortly for an event. More about that another time…maybe. ETA: Read about that event on my other blog.
And that’s my Sunday.
Last week on the blog
I did the 50 Questions you’ve never been asked Tag
A Study Guide (Author Edition) for my book The Boy from Willow Bend (which is read by students in the Caribbean)
Speaking Intention (which I described in my reply to a comment as the scariest post I’ve done in my blogging life)
And though written a year ago, a poem that fits right with my mood, post-election, Antigua
Around the Blogosphere
The posts by other bloggers that caught my interest (well, there were a few but especially) were:
The Merchant of Venice as a Once Upon a Time Book set in Venice at Definitely Lorna
Zeezee with Books post on The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark
Art Exhibition: Jacqueline Bishop’s “By the Rivers of Babylon” at Repeating Islands
And *shameless plug* Protest magazine published my article Where’s Storm’s Movie?
I’m still reading all the books I’ve been reading, most actively this week A Brief History of Seven Killings, All the Joy You can Stand, Outliers, and Nobody owns the Rainbow. Fingers crossed I finish one soon.