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08 Apr Posted by in , | Comments

HeLa at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop

HeLa at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop

As part of the British Council’s 2014 Momentum Project, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest is working with partners to make cultural links between the Caribbean and Scotland. HeLa is a thrilling one-woman play based on the book about the medical exploitation of an African-American woman, Henrietta Lacks — whose genes have been involved in many recent […]

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Douen Islands: In Forest & Wild Skies

Douen Islands: In Forest & Wild Skies

Saturday 12 April, 2014, 8 pm Alice Yard, 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain Douen Islands is an ongoing, open collaborative project — featuring writers, poets, musicians, artists, photographers, and others — first launched on All Hallow’s Eve, 2013, by poet Andre Bagoo and designer Kriston Chen. On Saturday 12 April, Alice Yard will […]

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A Bocas Evening at Alice Yard: Five by Night – New Fiction from T & T

A Bocas Evening at Alice Yard: Five by Night – New Fiction from T & T

By Shivanee Ramlochan, 2014 Bocas Lit fest blogger A chilly Woodbrook evening beneath the stars, in Alice Yard’s plein air art and culture space: this was the setting for a special literary event showcasing Trinidad and Tobago’s writing talent, on March 25th. This year’s NGC Bocas Lit Fest is a mere four weeks away, as […]

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Looking at the Bocas 2014 Longlist: The Butterfly Hotel

Looking at the Bocas 2014 Longlist: The Butterfly Hotel

By Shivanee Ramlochan, 2014 Bocas Lit fest blogger Published by Peepal Tree Press in 2013. “I am from Choppers, chicken coops and cuatros. I am from the flickering flame of a deya, blue at the wick, luminous, smelling of kerosene. I am from the tiny engine of a hummingbird revving its wings in front of […]

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21 Mar Posted by in | Comments

Five by Night: new fiction from T&T

Five by Night: new fiction from T&T

Tuesday 25 March, 2014, 8 pm Alice Yard, 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain The NGC Bocas Lit Fest presents an evening of new and recent fiction from five Trinidadian writers, as part of the programme for the Diasporic Literary Archives workshop in Port of Spain. 2013 OCM Bocas Prizewinner Monique Roffey will join […]

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Looking at the Bocas 2014 Longlist: As Flies to Whatless Boys

Looking at the Bocas 2014 Longlist: As Flies to Whatless Boys

By Shivanee Ramlochan, 2014 Bocas Lit fest blogger Published by Akashic Books in 2013. “All-in-a-sudden a rocket – launched from the ship’s foredeck – shot screaming into the air. Leaving behind its smoky corkscrew trail. Bursting with a loud pap! above the ship. It scattered a hundred bright blue sparks cross the sky, descending through […]

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