Thursday 22 October, 2020

T&T: Government Minister wowed by feisty 4-year-old author

Author Coryn Clarke with Minister Ayanna Webster-Roy at the Office of the Prime Minister.

Author Coryn Clarke with Minister Ayanna Webster-Roy at the Office of the Prime Minister.

Four-year-old author, Coryn Anaya Clarke made a huge impression on Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Gender and Child Affairs, Ayanna Webster-Roy when the two met on Monday.

The outspoken Trinidad and Tobago national has been making waves across the region since her debut book, 'Chronicles of Coryn: 7 Days of Fun' was published in August.

Dazzled by Coryn's personality and intelligence, Webster-Roy took to social media where she described the child author as "one of the most remarkable young girls ever".

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Today I was fortunate enough to meet one of the most remarkable young girls ever. Her name is Ms Coryn Anaya Clarke, a Four-year-old who wrote the book “Chronicles of Coryn; 7 Days of Fun” which is now available on Amazon and will soon be available in stores locally. This was a Courtesy visit and believe me when I say I was most pleased. Coryn is a very extroverted child so the changes caused by the pandemic affected her deeply, but she seems to have comfort in writing. She was recently chosen to be the face of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest Children's Short Story Challenge. Join me in congratulating Coryn Anaya Clarke and her family as she continue to push towards her dreams. #whatsupayanna #StrongStableServingTobago #AyannaWebsterRoy #tobagoeastmp

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According to the minister, Coryn is a very extroverted child who was deeply affected by the restrictions put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

She said in a remarkable show of resilience, Coryn seems to have found comfort in writing.

The Tobago East MP even mentioned the young author during her contribution in parliament later in the day.

"On days when I feel a little bit down, the dreams and aspirations and the hopes of little boys and girls that keep me motivated and help me to get up and face a new day," the minister said.

"This morning I had the pleasure, the privilege and the honour to interact with young Coryn Clarke, a four-year-old author... Miss Clarke represents what we all want to see in our children, for them to aspire and for them to dream and for them to be able to achieve. For that to happen, we need to create the environment to facilitate their growth and their development."

Webster-Roy also noted that Coryn is the face of the  2020 NGC Bocas Lit Fest Children's Short Story Challenge.

Of her meeting with Coryn, the parliamentarian said it was a fun exchange of information as she was able to tell Coryn about her beloved Tobago, while the multi-talented youngster showed her a few yoga moves.

While presenting Coryn with a token of appreciation, the minister said there's no doubt in her mind that the young author will do Trinidad and Tobago and the wider region proud by becoming a Noble Laureate and attaining immense success in her chosen field.

Coryn's book, Chronicles of Coryn: 7 Days of Fun is available on Amazon.

 

 

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