CREATIVE SPACE has been updated. Here’s an excerpt from CREATIVE SPACE 18 – The Arbor Day Fair:
“This is a reminder to plant a tree…or buy a tree…or at least not to cut down a tree for no good reason. Go green!
This reminder comes courtesy of the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Environment’s Arbor Day Plant Fair and Climate Fest, which was held at the Department’s headquarters at the Botanical Gardens near the end of November 2018. I dipped in for a little bit – as I hadn’t been to one in a while. True confession: I didn’t know it was happening (head in sand syndrome) but as I passed by, there was music, and dancing, and eats and fun, everything you want in a nature fair; even, oh yeah, plants, lots of plants.”
And for companies with interests in Antigua and Barbuda, remember the CREATIVE SPACE series is an opportunity to boost your brand while boosting local art and culture. Email me at jhohadli at gmail dot com to find out how.
Meanwhile, new posts on the Wadadli Pen blog include this Did you know about Guyanese author Ian McDonald, this news about Antiguan-Barbudan author Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place on the London stage, and a reminder that you don’t have to be from Wadadli to vote for the Antigua and Barbuda Book of the Year.
In writing and publishing posts that caught my eye from other places, I’ll mention, for those who weren’t watching, in real time, this literary car crash/teachable moment (you can’t copyright titles, don’t accuse someone unless you’re sure, don’t be wrong and strong) i.e. the Nora Roberts/Tomi Adeyemi Drama (yikes!) and this blog Jamaica shout out re the release of the Spanish language edition of my children’s picture book Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure (yay! *waves from Antigua*). See my Media page for other shoutouts and news, and for other recent updates on this blog read about my review of The Hate U Give (I also just saw Widows and while I don’t expect I’ll be writing about it, let me just say it was so much more than I expected it to be – which was a straight up heist film – like this youtube reviewer said “it’s really more of a drama with the heist element mixed in”) and my share re my random discovery of Ignatius Sancho (and his place as a Black man in British history).
Hope you’ll check them out.