NGC Bocas Lit Fest Workshops

Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

A series of lively, informative, practical sessions for budding writers led by distinguished writers and other publishing professionals.

Note: pre-registration required as numbers are limited.

Day 1
27 Apr 2016
Day 2
28 Apr 2016
Day 3
29 Apr 2016
Day 4
30 Apr 2016
Day 5
01 May 2016

Uncovering the plot: a crime fiction masterclass

This workshop is now full. Fill in the registration form below to join the waiting list.  An in-depth exploration of the popular crime fiction genre, offering insight into creating suspenseful plots and...
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Jacob Ross

Binding words: an introduction to chapbook binding

This workshop is now full. Fill in the registration form below to join the waiting list.  A hands-on session in which participants will learn how to produce their own simple book structures...
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Sonia Farmer

Writers First

A series of free seminars for budding and self-published writers on key areas of the book business, led by publishing experts: Don’t sell yourself short: marketing and promotion for authors,...
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Jeremy Poynting
Marina Salandy-Brown
Melanie Archer
Sharon Jorcil-James

Preservation and conservation for beginners

This workshop is now full. Fill in the registration form below to join the waiting list. Advice on the long-term preservation of treasured books, documents, and other paper-based objects, with the NALIS Library Conservator...
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Danielle Fraser

The landscape of fiction

This workshop is now full. Fill in the registration form below to join the waiting list. Landscape and place are powerful tools in the writer’s toolbox. Understanding the mechanisms of managing place...
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Sharon Millar

The radical fantastic: YA fantasy storycraft

This workshop is now full. Fill in the registration form below to join the waiting list. What makes a great story great? Why do we read some books in a single night...
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Daniel José Older

Crafts of fiction masterclass #1 with Marlon James

This workshop is now full. Fill in the registration form below to join the waiting list. A special two-part masterclass with the winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, looking beyond basic...
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Marlon James

Writing critically

This workshop is now full. Fill in the registration form below to join the waiting list. The literary editor of the UK Guardian leads a high-level seminar on book reviewing, covering the...
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Claire Armitstead

Poetry across borders

This workshop is now full. Fill in the registration form below to join the waiting list. A “translingual” workshop crossing language boundaries, including elements of translation, improvisation, and writing poems across many...
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Vivek Narayanan

Crafts of fiction masterclass #2, with Marlon James

This workshop is now full. Fill in the registration form below to join the waiting list. The second session in the two-part masterclass with the winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, looking...
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Marlon James