The region’s only prize that seeks to open doors for budding writers is now open for submissions until 30 September 2014. The 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize will be awarded to an emerging writer of poetry. Submissions close on 30th September at 6pm. The Prize, administered by The Bocas Lit Fest and worth a total […]
The Burt Award for Caribbean Literature: You can now submit your book or manuscript! Submissions are now being accepted for the second round of the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature until October 24th, 2014. Books, self-published books, graphic novels and manuscripts written for young adults by Caribbean authors are eligible. To consult the guidelines and access the […]
Highlights of the penultimate day of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest 2014, featuring Gaiutra Bahadur, Vladimir Lucien, Barbara Jenkins and OCM Bocas prize judges Bernadine Evaristo and Boyd Tonkin – plus the announcement of the winner of the OCM Bocas prize. You can access the entire set of Festival Daily podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/bocaslitfest/sets/ngc-bocas-lit-fest-festival.
Highlights of the second full day of events at the Bocas Lit Fest 2014 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, featuring Jamaican dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson; Monique Roffey, last year’s winner of the OCM Bocas Prize; 2014 OCM Bocas Prize shortlists Lorna Goodison and Robert Antoni; the Allen Prize for Young Writers, plus a taste […]
Listen to highlights of the first full day of events at the Bocas Lit Fest 2014 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, including a government Minister with a penchant for the arts, Trinidadian novelist Earl Lovelace and the announcement of the winners of the 2014 Bocas Henry Swanzy award.
As Bocas Lit Fest 2014 kicks off, Festival Radio talks with the festival organisers about what’s in store and with a librarian about the state of reading and libraries in Trinidad and Tobago; and catches up with two visiting crime writers from Scotland.
Two writers from Jamaica and one writer from Trinidad and Tobago have made the shortlist for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. From a longlist of ten titles in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, the prize judges have chosen a winning book in each genre category. Kei Miller’s Writing Down the Vision was chosen […]
Tobago gets a new festival of literary and oral traditions! The first annual NGC Bocas Lit Fest Tobago is to take place on 28th and 29th March. Organizers of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, in collaboration with the Tobago Word Festival Committee and the Tobago Writers Guild, have created a 2-day event of readings, performance, […]
Two emerging Jamaican writers, one from Grenada, one from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and four from Trinidad and Tobago are the eight finalists for the much-coveted 2014 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize, now in its second year. They are: Turn Around, Judy Antoine, Grenada Let It Fly, Melissa Balgobin, Trinidad and Tobago Split Level, […]
The Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing, inaugurated in 2014, is an annual award for an original piece of critical writing on contemporary Caribbean art by a Caribbean writer aged 35 or under. Established by Alice Yard, the prize aims to encourage new writing on Caribbean art and artists, and to identify emerging voices in […]
For the third year running, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, T&T’s annual literary festival, will host an event showcasing Caribbean writing talent in New York. Three highly regarded new authors will participate in a reading and discussion titled Coming from Far: Caribbean Writers on Home and Otherness, presented by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest at […]
The British Council announces a writers’ residency programme in both Scotland and the Caribbean this summer for writers of historical fiction. British Council, in partnership with Glasgow’s Mitchell Library, are asking writers to explore the relationship Scotland and the Caribbean share as part of a programme of activity for the Commonwealth Games. They’ve put out […]
Bocas Lit Fest workshop participants can win a trip to Stirling! Writers from anywhere in the world are invited to enter the 2014 Bloody Scotland short story competition and win a top prize of £1,000. Bloody Scotland is seeking exceptional crime short stories based on the theme of ‘ESCAPE’. You can interpret the theme in any way that […]
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