NGC Bocas South Programme

Except where otherwise indicated, events take place in the The Visitors Centre, San Fernando Hill and are free of charge. Save all the events you wish to attend using the "add to schedule" feature, and build your own festival schedule!

Click here to download a PDF version of the 2016 South Festival programme.

Day 1
12 Nov 2016
Day 2
13 Nov 2016

Workshop: So, you want to write a novel?

Multi-prizewinning short story writer Barbara Jenkins, who has completed her first novel, leads this session on going from short to long-form writing.  How can your story sustain plot, character and...
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Barbara Jenkins

Workshop: A Poetry Slam Masterclass

Spoken Word meshes our love of words, drama and rhythm to tackle issues that plain talk can’t reach.  Learn how to write and perform this dynamic and popular form of...
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Jean-Claude Cournand

Lunchtime Jam

A feast of the word – written, spoken and sung – that starts with an Extempo clash between Lingo and Abebele, continues with readings by sci-fi writers Ararimeh Aiyejina, Brandon...
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Kyle “Skeeto” Amos

Drama: Shakespeare – Bard Like That

This imaginative production gives excerpts of contemporary Caribbean interpretations of classic Shakespearean plays. Written and directed by Deborah Jean-Baptiste-Samuel.   Add to schedule!
Deborah Jean-Baptiste-Samuel

Readings And Writers

Lance Dowrich and Kevin Jared Hosein, Caribbean regional winners of the 2016 and 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, along with Aliyyah Eniath, author of The Yard, and Michael Cozier, author...
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Lance Dowrich
Aliyyah Eniath
Ararimeh Aiyejina
H.K. Williams
Brandon O’Brien
Michael Cozier
Kevin Jared Hosein

The Spoken Word Champs

See and hear the 2016 Courts Bocas Secondary School Spoken Word winning team plus South’s celebrated performance poet Kyle “Skeeto” Amos. Add to schedule!
Kyle “Skeeto” Amos

The Big Idea – Life After Oil

With oil and gas reserves and production on the decline in T&T, might now be a good time to start reimagining the country’s future? With NGC President Mark Loquan, Marla...
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Nicholas Galt
Marlene Attzs
Keron Niles
Jorge Thielen-Armand
Marla Dukharan
Mark Loquan

The Big Picture: Green Screen Finale

The annual Environmental Film Festival hosts its closing event at NGC Bocas Lit Fest South. Screening of feature film Flor de la Mar plus Q&A with director Jorge Thielen Armand....
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Jorge Thielen-Armand

Fun And Games

Enjoy word games for children and adults, and vibe with the best of Junior San Fest. Add to schedule!

The Politics Of Cultural Preservation

The redefining of our country’s cultural landscape, reclaiming neglected histories, arts and communities, is gathering momentum.  A conversation between contemporary artist Joshua Lue Chee Kong, Merikins descendent Akilah Jaramogi, Minister...
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Akilah Jaramogi
Joshua Lue Chee Kong
Ricardo Bharath Hernandez
Francis Lovell

New Stories From The Past

T&T historians/authors consider the value of updating the lens through which we see our past.  With Danielle Delon, Judy Raymond, Valerie Taylor and Bridget Brereton, chaired by Jerome Teelucksingh. Add...
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Valerie Taylor
Jerome Teelucksingh
Judy Raymond
Danielle Delon
Bridget Brereton

Michael Anthony: Fifty Years On

T&T’s celebrated author penned his first novels five decades ago; now they are moving to the silver screen.  He is joined by film director Michael Mooleedhar in conversation with Marina...
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Michael Mooleedhar
Michael Anthony
Marina Salandy-Brown