Pre-Festival Events

A full month of exciting events leading up to the 2017 Festival.
Day 1
26 Mar 2017

First Citizens National Poetry Slam Semi-Final (Part 1)

One of the best showcases of spoken word poetry in Trinidad and Tobago.  In the two-part semi-final, 36 spoken word artists present their best work in a bid to make...
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Day 2
28 Mar 2017

CLR James Memorial Lecture

This year, in a special tribute to preeminent intellectual CLR James, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest celebrates his works and considers his legacy in a series of events scheduled for...
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Day 3
02 Apr 2017

First Citizens National Poetry Slam Semi-Final (Part 2)

One of the best showcases of spoken word poetry in Trinidad and Tobago.  In the two-part semi-final, 36 spoken word artists present their best work in a bid to make...
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Day 4
08 Apr 2017

Paper Based Turns 30

An evening of tea and readings to celebrate Paper Based bookshop’s 30th anniversary. Bookmark
Day 5
18 Apr 2017

CineLit: Latin American and Caribbean Literary Film Festival

A Festival within a festival – because the best films are from books! Again this year CineLit celebrates the remarkably rich heritage of both literature and film from our hemispheric...
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Day 6
21 Apr 2017

Pavement poets

Around town and in malls, from Gulf City to City Hall, our pavement poets will ply their verse and inveigle the public into their own. A select team of spoken...
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Day 7
24 Apr 2017

Energy Without Conscience

The launch of a controversial new study of Trinidad and Tobago’s crucial energy sector, with a discussion between author David Hughes, former government minister Eden Shand, Thackwray “Dax” Driver, CEO...
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David McDermott Hughes
Gabrielle Hosein
Sunity Maharaj
Thackwray “Dax” Driver