A fete of a different kind: Best of Books to celebrate author Hillhouse and writing competition winners, this Sunday

The Best of Books will be having a fete in the heart of the city, this
weekend, to celebrate the launch of a new book by Antiguan author
Joanne Hillhouse and the awardees of the annual Wadadli Pen

 Author and radio-show host Barbara Arrindell says the event is
slated for this Sunday, July 2, outside the Best of Books on St. Mary’s
Street, where a portion of the roadway will be blocked off.

The occasion will be used to observe the launch of Hillhouse’s
newest book, To Be a Cheetah.

Arrindell says the over-100 participants in the Wadadli Pen
challenge will be recognized, as well, including the many adults who
took part in the initiative for the first time.

According to Arrindell, some of the pieces submitted are expected to
be shared at the event.

There will be prizes given in three categories: 12 Years and Under;
17 Years and Under; and 18 Plus. In addition, there will be a number
of incentive awards, Arrindell says, since the judges had a very hard
time in selecting the winners among so many top-notch entries.

A young author will also be awarded the opportunity to attend a
writing camp this summer.

Fresh from her triumph in Trinidad & Tobago, where she was
awarded the Anthony Sabga Prize for Literature, Hillhouse will be
on hand to share a piece from her latest work.

Other authors, local vendors and artisans, and entertainers will be at
the event, expected to start at 4:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Arrindell says, all the books at the Best of Books will be
on sale and Hillhouse’s new book will be sold at a discounted price.