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The 6th annual NGC Bocas Lit Fest: 27 April – 1 May

image 1It’s just about three months until the start of the 2016 festival, which runs from 27 April to 1 May in Port of Spain. Our team has been hard at work on this year’s programme, and as we begin to count down to those five exciting days, we want to make sure all our friends and festival regulars have the dates marked in their calendars.

In the coming months we’ll be sharing more information about our 2016 festival here at our website, so keep an eye out for updates.

This year’s festival, as always, will feature dozens of remarkable writers from Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean, and further afield — sharing their words, ideas, and stories through readings, discussions, workshops, and performances.

The programme also includes the announcement of the winners of the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and the Burt Award for Young Adult Literature; as well as the epic First Citizens National Slam (formerly Verses Bocas Poetry Slam) with a whopping TT$20,000 prize up for grabs! Plus a full schedule of storytelling for children, open mic sessions, film screenings, music, and a chance to meet writers at book signings.

So remember the dates: Wednesday 27 April to Sunday 1 May.