I put on my teacher’s hat this Spring-break/Easter holiday (2021), and joined Caribbean Freedom Fighters, aka Ann Worme, on a creative writing course for children 8 – 12 years old. The young people were mainly from the Caribbean and I was honoured to help out, running a Write Along Story session that got the young people to write their own stories, through a technique of story prompts and questions. What I call, Write Along.
It was like scattering seeds on fertile soil and watching the shoots appear, grow and blossom.
Below is just some of the phenomenal work they produced. Listen to them all and be amazed.
Amma Small, in Barbados. Ananse and the Reverse Uno Card
Adriel in Jamaica. The Trickster
Khyce Belgrave in Barbados. A Lesson Learned Due to a Terrible Accident
Nasia Pierre in Grenada. The Naughty Boy
Keva Thompson in Jamaica. The Naughty Little Boy
Kenyon in Grenada. The Naughty Boy
Breona Patterson in St. Vincent. Peter The Trickster
Taylor Balgrove in Barbados. The Naughty Boy
Amenti Felix in Grenada. Elija Learned a Lesson
David in Grenada. The Naughty Boy
Adrion in Jamaica. The Prankster
Denzil in Grenada. The Naughty Boy
Faith James in Grenada. The Naughty Boy
Davio from Jamaica. Trickster Jackson
Avalene from Jamaica. The Trickster
Congratulations to all the budding writers. Now where are all the publishers?