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Reading with the NGC Bocas Lit Fest

Now in its third year, the Reading with the NGC Bocas Lit Fest project kicked off simultaneously with the Bocas Lit Fest and CODE Burt Awards #readwithme campaign.

So it seemed fitting that both the adult and youth book clubs read two of the 2016 winners of CODE’s Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature, Dreams Beyond the Shore by Tamika Gibson and Girlcott by Florenz Maxwell Webb, followed by visits and discussion with the authors when they toured Trinidad in November 2017.

In the second, yet to be concluded phase for 2017, book clubs in Arima, Princes Town, Point Fortin and Scarborough selected their own books to discuss and Bocas arranged visits with the authors of the selected titles: Trinidad Noir, Wine of Astonishment, and The Schoolmaster. The next book up for discussion is Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean. 

For more details on the Reading with the NGC Bocas Lit Fest project, or if you’d like us to form a club in your community, contact us at