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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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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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The 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize opens for poetry

The 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize opens for poetry

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 […]

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The Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing: a new annual prize for critical writing on contemporary Caribbean art

The Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing: a new annual prize for critical writing on contemporary Caribbean art

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 […]

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