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News  //  News from the Bocas Lit Festival

Festival Daily Podcast #4 – A Bocas Saturday

Festival Daily Podcast #4 – A Bocas Saturday

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.

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Festival Daily Podcast #3 – Friday at Bocas

Festival Daily Podcast #3 – Friday at Bocas

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 […]

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Festival Daily Podcast #2 – Day One Highlights

Festival Daily Podcast #2 – Day One Highlights

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.

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Festival Daily Podcast #1 – Bocas Lit Fest 2014 Preview

Festival Daily Podcast #1 – Bocas Lit Fest 2014 Preview

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.

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Three writers join the shortlist for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize

Three writers join the shortlist for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize

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 […]

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NGC Bocas Lit Fest Tobago, 28 – 29 March 2014

NGC Bocas Lit Fest Tobago, 28 – 29 March 2014

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, […]

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Finalists announced for 2014 Hollick Arvon Prize

Finalists announced for 2014 Hollick Arvon Prize

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, […]

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Burt Award for Caribbean Literature open for entries until 24 Oct 2014

Burt Award for Caribbean Literature open for entries until 24 Oct 2014

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 […]

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Bloody Scotland crime writing short story competition

Bloody Scotland crime writing short story competition

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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Relive the Bocas experience through the festival audio archive

Relive the Bocas experience through the festival audio archive

For its 2014 edition, with the support of Flow, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest launched Festival Radio, an audio project aiming to bring the festival experience to a global audience. In addition to a live stream of festival events accessed by listeners around the world, the Festival Radio team produced Festival Daily, a daily audio […]

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Jamaican author A-dZiko Gegele wins the inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Jamaican author A-dZiko Gegele wins the inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Jamaican Author A-dZiko Gegele Wins Burt Award for Caribbean Literature First Prize Thousands of copies of three winning titles to be distributed to youth through unique literary award’s book purchase and distribution program The first winners of a unique literary award that will provide thousands of youth across the Caribbean region with access to exciting new […]

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