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News  //  News from the Bocas Lit Festival

Calling all Caribbean Publishers!

Calling all Caribbean Publishers!

Exclusive Publishing Deals Offered to Caribbean Publishers through the Burt Award Programme! The Burt Award for Caribbean Literature is an annual literary award and readership initiative that aims to provide engaging and culturally-relevant books for young people across the Caribbean. The Burt Award is open to published books, unpublished manuscripts, and previously self-published books, and will be given to three English-language literary works […]

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VERSES Bocas Poetry Slam Auditions

VERSES Bocas Poetry Slam Auditions

Auditions for the annual VERSES BOCAS POETRY SLAM are here again! The Bocas Lit Fest is proud to partner with First Citizens and the 2 Cents Movement to present the biggest spoken word competition of 2015. Our 2014 slam had a $10,000 prize and was witnessed by a sold out audience at the Central Bank Auditorium in Port of […]

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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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