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News  //  News from the Bocas Lit Festival

2015 OCM Bocas Prize opens for entries

2015 OCM Bocas Prize opens for entries

The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature is a major award for literary books by Caribbean writers. Books may be entered in three categories: poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction. The prize includes an award of US$10,000, sponsored by One Caribbean Media. This year there will also be cash awards for the other category winners. The 2015 […]

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The Courts Bocas Speak Out secondary school tour

The Courts Bocas Speak Out secondary school tour

The 2 Cents Movement poets as they start the 2014-2015 Courts Bocas Speak Out Secondary Schools Tour. The Tour includes 50 secondary schools nationwide and culminates in March 2015 with Trinidad and Tobago’s only Spoken Word Intercol competition.  

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OCM Bocas Prize Winners in the Alps

OCM Bocas Prize Winners in the Alps

Robert Antoni, 2014 winner of the OCM BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Literature; 2012 winner, Earl Lovelace; and Kei Miller, 2014 non-fiction winner, were among a group of eight writers invited to showcase Caribbean writing in the Swiss alpine town of Bellinzona last weekend. The annual Babel Festival of Literature and Translation put the spotlight on […]

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Crime pays for Barbara Jenkins

Crime pays for Barbara Jenkins

The Long Arm of the Lawless, a short story by Barbara Jenkins, has won much praise and a trip to Scotland for its author. The theme of crime writing was introduced during the 2014 NGC Bocas Lit Fest in partnership with Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival, and the British Council. Participants in a […]

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Free Event: Trading Tales, Thursday 4th September 2014

Free Event: Trading Tales, Thursday 4th September 2014

Trading Tales: a conversation about history and fiction with Jane Harris, Lisa Allen-Agostini, and Michael Cherrie Trading Tales is a residency programme in Scotland and the Caribbean for writers of historical fiction, organised in August and September 2014 by the British Council in partnership with Glasgow’s Mitchell Library. The programme allows two Caribbean writers and […]

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Spread the word about free adult literacy classes in T&T

Spread the word about free adult literacy classes in T&T

The Adult Literacy Tutors Association (ALTA) – student registration on Tue 2 & Wed 3 September 2014.  Many persons who need ALTA’s free adult literacy classes are still not aware of these. Registration for new students is on Tues 2 and Wed 3 September at public libraries across Trinidad. It could change someone’s life if you […]

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