Workshops

Learn from the best, and hone your literary skills. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops take place in the 1st Floor Seminar Room of the National Library, Port of Spain.

Note: pre-registration is required as numbers are limited.
Click on each workshop title for registration options.

Day 1
26 Apr 2017

Workshop: Preservation and conservation

Preservation and conservation for beginners, with Danielle Fraser, NALIS conservator. Advice on preserving treasured books and documents. Includes a tour of the NALIS conservation lab.
Danielle Fraser

Workshop: Tongueless whispering 1

The first session in a special two-part masterclass with the winner of the 2016 Forward Prize, investigating how to integrate non-human, historical, silent, or musical elements as “voice” into poems....
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Vahni Capildeo
Day 2
27 Apr 2017

Workshop: Tongueless whispering 2

The second session in a special two-part masterclass with the winner of the 2016 Forward Prize, investigating how to integrate non-human, historical, silent, or musical elements as “voice” into poems....
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Vahni Capildeo

Workshop: Making your case

For journalists and non-fiction writers addressing current affairs: fundamentals of research and interviewing, how to structure an argument and make the most convincing use of evidence. This workshop is now...
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Baz Dreisinger
Day 3
28 Apr 2017

Workshop: Writing for Young Adults

Literary agent and CODE’s Burt Award judge reveals how to be a successful YA author. What are teens, agents and publishers looking for and how to get in on the...
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Barry Goldblatt

Workshop: Learning from the classics

How the works of past authors — whether ancient classics or more recent masterpieces — can trigger inspiration and experiment, with special reference to poetry. This workshop is now full....
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Ishion Hutchinson
Day 4
29 Apr 2017

Workshop: How to witness your own work

Reading in public is an opportunity to literally give voice to your writing. Whether you write narrative poetry, experimental fiction, or even scholarly prose, this interactive workshop introduces the basic...
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Rosamond King

Workshop: The art of biography

Whether your interest is personal or family memoir or writing the biography of a historical figure, this introductory workshop covering the fundamentals of researching your data and organising your ideas...
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Godfrey P. Smith
Day 5
30 Apr 2017

Your Story: a women’s writing workshop

WOMENSPEAK PRESENTS Your Story: a women’s writing workshop, with Monique Roffey Writing can be a deeply cathartic way of exploring and shifting old stories. In this workshop, participants will use...
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Monique Roffey