Children’s Festival Programme 2013

All children’s events took place at the National Children’s Library, Hart Street


Thursday 25 April

Reading: “The Tale of the Forest Guardians”, Ryan James 9–10am • Storytelling Room • For ages 9 to 14

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10–10.15am

Reading: “A Water Cycle Story”, Gregory Thompson 10.15–11.00am • Storytelling Room • For ages 9 to 14

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11–11.10am

Bocas Story Reading
11.10–11.30 am, Storytelling Room • For ages 9 to 14

LUNCH
11.30am–1pm

Writing workshop with Lisa Allen-Agostini
1–2.30pm • Multi-purpose Room • For ages 9 to 14


 

Friday 26 April

Reading: “Big Tummy Mummy”, Jessie Chaves 9–10am • Activity Room For ages 7 to 10

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10–10.15am

Reading: “More Adventures in the Magic Cave”, Aarti Gosine 10.30–11.30 am • Activity Room • For ages 9 to 14

LUNCH
11.30am–1pm

Writing workshop with Lisa Allen-Agostini
1–2.00pm • Activity/Multi- purpose Room
For ages 9 to 14


 

Saturday 27 April

Workshop: Words and Speeches of the Midnight Robber, with Kurtis Gross 9–10am • Activity/Multi- purpose Room • For ages 9 to 14

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10–10.15am

Reading: “You Can’t Just Read This Book!”, Kellie Magnus 10.15–10.45 am • Activity Room

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10.45–11am

KFC/Bocas Storytelling with Miguel Browne
11am–1pm • Activity/ Multipurpose Room

For ages 7 to 15

LUNCH
1–1.30pm

KFC/Bocas Storytelling with Lylah Persad
1.30–3.30pm • Activity/ Multipurpose Room
For ages 7 to 15


 

Sunday 28 April

Local animations and other films, courtesy Animae Caribe 10am–12pm • Multipurpose Room
For ages 6 to 14


 

About the The KFC BOCAS Children’s Lit Fest

The NGC Bocas Lit Fest is a festival for all ages. During the month of April 2013, the festival continues its children’s programme, including a series of island- wide events, sponsored by KFC. It is designed to light a fuse in the hearts of children, encouraging individuality and self-assurance as they step towards adulthood.

In our move towards greater literacy, we work closely with children to demystify books and foster an interest in and love for the written word. We embrace the art of storytelling, and as we expose children to the delight of listening to stories, we help children to find joy in reading. The famous American illustrator and author of children’s books Maurice Sendak commented, “You cannot write for children. They’re much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.” His words endorse our programme, for we help children to find their own voices by supporting a collective effort of writing their own stories, which we publish annually.

The weekly Sunday Junior Express is currently featuring all 14 stories from the 2012 KFC Bocas Children’s Storytelling workshops, following on from similar publication of the 2011 stories. Like the 2011 stories, these will also appear in book form. The ability to engage

a positive attitude is a required skill for successfully navigating the challenges of any community, and Dr Jill Bolte Taylor succinctly recognises this in her mantra, “Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space.” The fact is that although we cannot guarantee the future of our children, we can help them to understand that life presents many choices, and offer them positive ideas to support them through their tomorrows.

From Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 April, the children’s caravan comes home to NALIS to join the adult festival for four days of workshops, authors’ readings, screenings of local animated films, and the last of the KFC storytelling events.

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Download a printable copy of the KFC National Library Programme for 2013 here.