On Sunday 17 November, 2013, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest will run a series of writing workshops for budding authors at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA) in San Fernando, in collaboration with the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT).
Note: pre-registration is required for all workshops. See registration details below.
Sponsored by the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago
10.00 am–12.00 pm
How to write a story: an introduction to the art of storytelling
Learn how to draft a compelling plot, create believable characters, write memorable and realistic dialogue, and structure your story to give it tension and pace.
Facilitator: Funso Aiyejina, fiction writer, poet, playwright, and Dean of Humanities and Education at UWI. He leads the biennial Cropper Foundation Creative Writing Course and is a director of the Bocas Lit Fest
Bringing the past to life
How do you build characters and dramatise historic events from original sources in a memoir, biography, historic fiction or non-fiction? Give voice to real-life characters and refine your research and editing skills in this interactive workshop.
Facilitator: Judy Raymond, Editor-in-Chief of the Trinidad Guardian, and biographer
So you want to be a writer?: a workshop for young authors
All of life is a story, but how do you give it structure in your writing? How do you capture conflict, and how do you ensure that problems are realistically resolved? An interactive writing session about getting started with fiction for young writers aged 14 to 17 years old.
Facilitator: Lisa Allen-Agostini, fiction writer, editor, and founder of the Allen Prize for Young Writers
*Poetry in progress workshop with Kendel Hippolyte postponed.
Workshop participants must pre-register and pay a registration fee. (Note: if payment is made before Sunday 17 November, the fee is TT$60 per workshop. If payment is made on Sunday 17 November, the fee is TT$100.)
Register by emailing us at [email protected] (clearly stating which workshop(s) you wish to attend, and providing a phone number), or by calling us at (868) 625 8328.
Payment can be made at any branch of Republic Bank Limited (RBL), by depositing the relevant amount in this account:
Account Name: Bocas Lit Fest
Account Number: 180 484 065.001
Account Location: 9–17 Park Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Once you have made the payment, please send us a follow-up email at [email protected] or call (868) 625 8328 to provide details of the date and the specific branch of RBL where the payment was made. Once this has been verified, your attendance will be confirmed via email/phone.
You can also pre-register and pay for workshop attendance (at the “early bird” rate of TT$60 per workshop) on Saturday 16 November, during the first day of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest South+Central programme.
Please note that we will accommodate participation on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration without payment will not guarantee your space at the workshop.
All workshops take place at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA), corner of Todd Street and Rienzi Kirton Highway, San Fernando. Workshops start promptly as scheduled and late-comers may not be admitted. Workshop registration fees are not refundable if you are unable to attend or are late for your session and denied admission.
Join us for our programme of readings and spoken word in San Fernando and Chaguanas on Saturday 16 November, 2013. Click here for more details.
All workshops presented in collaboration with The University of Trinidad and Tobago.
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