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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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Announcing the release of Musical Youth

Announcing the release of Musical Youth

Announcing the publication Musical Youth by Joanne C. Hillhouse, the second place winner of the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, published by Caribbean Reads. Find out more about Musical Youth at Caribbean Reads Publishing.    

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Bocas South Highlights

Bocas South Highlights

Join us for an exciting weekend of events, 8-9 November at SAPA, San Fernando. Click here for more info on the NGC Bocas Lit Fest South 2014

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The Bocas Lit Fest Goes South!

The Bocas Lit Fest Goes South!

Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 November @ The UTT Campus, SAPA, San Fernando. A weekend of celebration and exploration… The 2-day South festival opens at 10:30am on Saturday 8 November with a tribute to the life and work of San Fernando son, Samuel Selvon. To mark the 20th anniversary of his death, popular actors Errol […]

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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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