Brenda Lee Browne

THE AMERICAS - Antigua and Barbuda

Brenda Lee Browne

Brenda Lee Browne was born in London to Antiguan parents. She studied journalism and started her career in the Black British media before moving to Antigua in the mid-1980s. There, she wrote and published short stories and poetry as well as worked in the local media, both print and television.

Browne returned to the UK in the mid-1990s and gained an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam University, whilst working with underachieving students and managing an after-school program for African-Caribbean students. She also worked as a workshop facilitator with an anti-racism NGO.

In 2003, she established Just Write – Antigua to teach creative writing in Antigua. She worked with government agencies and, on a voluntary basis, with inmates at HMP. Browne is also a writer, and her work has appeared in several anthologies in the USA, UK and Canada as well as online. Her first novella, London Rocks, was published by Hansib Publications in the UK in 2018.

Brenda Lee Browne is presently a part-time lecturer at the Antigua and Barbuda State College, teaching Communication Studies and English Literature.  She joined the Hub Dot community in 2017 when the Antigua and Barbuda Hub Dot team was established and is now part of the Storytelling Experience Team.

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By Brenda Lee Browne