The annual April children’s literature festival starts Saturday 6 April with storytelling events in Tobago and Eldorado. Every Saturday during the month of April the KFC Bocas Children’s Storytelling caravan goes around the country treating children to some of the best, most anticipated storytelling events for 6-15 year olds. Star storytellers Auntie Thea, Lylah Persad, […]
The body of water Miami faces is the Atlantic Ocean, but — 180 miles from Nassau, 220 miles from Havana — there’s no doubt it’s also a Caribbean city. And for a few days in mid-October, Miami will also be a major hub for Caribbean literary scholarship, as the University of Miami hosts the 31st […]
New York probably has a bigger concentration of Caribbean people — immigrants and diaspora descendants — than any other city in the world. And everyone knows that New York’s Caribbean capital is the borough of Brooklyn. So it’s entirely fitting that the 2012 Brooklyn Book Festival will mark the 50th anniversary of Independence in Trinidad and Tobago […]
By Shivanee Ramlochan, 2012 Bocas Lit fest blogger The 2012 OCM Bocas Shortlist titles (and others) in Paper Based’s display! A few days before the adrenaline high of the 2012 NGC Bocas Lit Fest was launched, I had the opportunity to sit in the lobby of the Hotel Normandie with Joan Dayal, the proprietress of […]
By Shivanee Ramlochan, 2012 Bocas Lit fest blogger Greetings, Bocas enthusiasts! If you’ve been keeping abreast of current news, you’ll have noted, with delight, that the official longlist for this year’s prize was announced over the weekend. I’m guessing that many of us have now acquired a substantial, exciting reading list, comprising of some, most, […]
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