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Welcome to the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, celebrating books, writing, and writers in Trinidad and Tobago.

The NGC Bocas Lit Fest, based in Trinidad and Tobago, is an annual celebration of books, writing, and writers. The NGC Bocas Lit Fest South will run from 8 to 9 November, 2014. The fifth annual NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Port of Spain will run from 29 April to 3 May 2015.

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2015 VERSES Bocas Poetry Slam Audition Results

2015 VERSES Bocas Poetry Slam Audition Results The audition results are in! From a fierce competition between 129 brilliant and brave poets, ...

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The 2015 Wasafiri New Writing Prize is now open!

The 2015 Wasafiri New Writing Prize is now open!

The 2015 Wasafiri New Writing Prize is now open! Wasafiri is looking for submissions in three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing. Prize for each category: £300 and publication in Wasafiri Magazine Deadline: 5pm GMT on Friday 24 July 2015. The competition is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book in their chosen category. Entries for Fiction and Life Writing should be no longer than 3000 […]

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“Not Just About Writers”: Talking with the Bocas Lit Fest founder

“Not Just About Writers”: Talking with the Bocas Lit Fest founder

Haven’t made it to a Bocas Lit Fest event yet? Maybe you’re wondering what it’s all about? Check out this interview with our Founder and Director, Marina Salandy Brown, done in 2013 by Janine Mendes-Franco for Global Voices:   The festival is a great event but it also only one aspect, albeit an important one, of the Bocas project. […]

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OCM Bocas non-fiction prize winner Kei Miller discusses his newest collection of poetry

OCM Bocas non-fiction prize winner Kei Miller discusses his newest collection of poetry

Last year’s OCM Bocas non-fiction prize winner, Kei Miller, discusses his newest poetry collection, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (Carcanet Press, 2014), at a Commonwealth Writers podcast talk that covers the cross-sections in humour and culture through a creative writing lens.  “So The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion is very […]

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Calling all Caribbean Publishers!

Calling all Caribbean Publishers!

Exclusive Publishing Deals Offered to Caribbean Publishers through the Burt Award Programme! The Burt Award for Caribbean Literature is an annual literary award and readership initiative that aims to provide engaging and culturally-relevant books for young people across the Caribbean. The Burt Award is open to published books, unpublished manuscripts, and previously self-published books, and will be given to three English-language literary works […]

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