Day 1
25 Apr 2018
Day 2
26 Apr 2018
Day 3
27 Apr 2018
Day 4
28 Apr 2018
Day 5
29 Apr 2018

City Hall Special Event

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
Our arrival in Port of Spain is celebrated on Wednesday 25 April at the Imagine New Worlds event at City Hall, hosted by His Worship the Mayor Joel Martinez and...
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Nikki Crosby

Interactive Reading: The Jumbies and Rise of the Jumbies

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
Author Tracey Baptiste reads from The Jumbies and Rise of the Jumbies, talks about creatures from Trinbagonian folklore, and uses role play Bookmark
Tracey Baptiste

Interactive Reading: The Carnival Prince

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
Daniel O’Brien reads from The Carnival Prince, a richly vibrant world in which Carnival comes to life! Bookmark
Daniel O’Brien

Interactive Reading: Don’t Go Mango Picking

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
Author D.H. Gibbs invites children to listen to Sandy and Deanna’s spooky adventure in the heart of Wallerfield Bookmark
DH Gibbs

Spoken Word Workshop: ‘Ah like what ah hearing’

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
This workshop outlines the importance of the individual voice. Through spoken word and improvisational theatre, students will be equipped with the ability to effectively communicate their thoughts and see value...
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Kyle Hernandez

Poetry Workshop

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
Sufia Giza Amenwahsu’s workshop encourages children to tell their own stories. By working in groups, brainstorming, writing a poem and finally performing their work, students learn the art of storytelling,...
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Sufia Giza Amenwahsu

Illustration Workshop

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Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné invites children to learn how to work closely with a story in order to bring character and setting to life Bookmark
Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

Interactive Reading: The Money Adventures of Mike Murray and Friends

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
Aisha Acres introduces ten year-old Mike Murray as he devises a plan to go on a family vacation and attend a gaming expo abroad Bookmark
Aisha Acres

Nonfiction Workshop

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
Tracey Baptiste’s focuses on how to find reliable sources, how to organize information, fact-check, and use interesting details to frame a story Bookmark
Tracey Baptiste

Interactive Reading: High Flying Fish, The Adventures of Bim and Bam

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
Globetrotting twins Bim and Bam return for another jam-packed session! Creator Jeunanne Alkins reads the pilot script and follows with the chance to illustrate your very own comic strip Bookmark
Jeunanne Alkins

Interactive Reading: Makaynuh and the Naughty Mosquitoes

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
Melissa Matthews’s book explores the exciting and sometimes frustrating ways in which everyday activities — in this case a trip to the doctor — can unlock an unexpected adventure through...
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Melissa Matthews

Illustration Workshop: Using Shapes to Imitate Life

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
Explore and enhance your drawing skills with Daniel O’Brien, learn to recognise simple shapes in the world around us, and then use them to recreate our favorite animals Bookmark
Daniel O’Brien

Interactive Poetry Workshop

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
This highly interactive session with Derron Sandy mixes writing and performance, using musical rhythms to help children tell different stories. Students also learn the importance of assessing which stories are...
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Derron Sandy

Storytelling Caravan: A Walk In The Dark (Ages 6-13)

2018 Children's Festival / 2018 Children's Storytelling Caravan / Read More
Listen to storyteller Lalonde Ochoa’s exciting tales, then together create your own story, as a team. Stories will later be published as part of the NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest...
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Lalonde Ochoa

Comic Workshop: How to Create and Publish Your Own Graphic Novel Workshop (Ages 10+)

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
Celfux co-creator Everard Mc Bain takes us through the process of creating and selfpublishing a graphic novel, including the technical process of creating a book digitally and choosing the right...
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Everard McBain

Interactive Reading: How Monkey Got His Tail

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
When the animals hold a contest to see who is the smartest of them all, monkey’s pride gets him into trouble. An original story by Imam Baksh, in the style...
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Imam Baksh

Film: The Rain in Your Eyes/ The Vampire Returns/ What is War?/ A Family Day

2018 Children's Festival / 2018 CineLit / Read More
Children’s animation / Film shorts

Interactive Reading: High Flying Fish, The Adventures of Bim and Bam

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
Globetrotting twins Bim and Bam have another jam-packed session! Creator Jeunanne Alkins reads the pilot script, followed by drawing and the chance to make your very own comic strip  ...
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Jeunanne Alkins

Songwriting Workshop: I Am Who I Say I Am (Ages 10+)

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
Freetown Collective’s Muhammad and Lou believe the awakening of a voice is the most important step. Participants find the courage and know-how to create their own sound and songs.  ...
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Freetown Collective

Interactive Reading: The Money Adventures of Mike Murray and Friends

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
Aisha Acres introduces ten year-old Mike Murray who devises a plan to go on a family vacation and attend a gaming expo abroad   Bookmark
Aisha Acres

Interactive Reading: Makaynuh and the Naughty Mosquitoes

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
Melissa Matthews’s book explores the exciting and sometimes frustrating ways in which everyday activities — in this case a trip to the doctor — can unlock an unexpected adventure through...
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Melissa Matthews

Art Workshop: The Animal Inside You (Ages 6+)

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
A fun and interactive workshop where children explore blind drawings, painting and simple movement with a focus on our wild friends, the animals Bookmark
Jade Drakes

Film: The Rain in Your Eyes/ The Vampire Returns/ What is War?/ A Family Day

2018 Children's Festival / 2018 CineLit / Read More
Children’s animation / Film shorts

Film: The Happets (a Tropa de Trapo)

2018 Children's Festival / 2018 CineLit / Read More
Based on a popular Spanish cartoon, a merry band of stuffed animals set out to defeat the effects of pollution and save the rainforest, restoring its vibrant colours.

Film: Anancy’s Gift (El Regalo de Anancy)

2018 Children's Festival / 2018 CineLit / Read More
Anancy is the legendary mischievous spider known for tricking others to get his way. Four short stories explore the historical and cultural significance within the Afro-Caribbean community in Costa Rica...
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Selkirk, The real Robinson Crusoe (Selkirk, El Verdadero Robinson Crusoe)

2018 Children's Festival / 2018 CineLit / Read More
Selkirk, a selfish and unruly pirate, is abandoned by his ship’s captain on an uninhabited island in the South Seas and has to learn how to survive alone, becoming the real Robinson Crusoe in the process.

Dragonzilla at his 8th Birthday Party

2018 Children's Festival / Read More
You’re invited to Dragonzilla’s 8th Birthday Party! Refreshments will be on sale. Pre-Registration Required. Bookmark

Wed 25 April
The NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest will host a special day of activities for schoolchildren at City Hall, Port of Spain in our opening launch celebration, Imagine New Worlds

Thurs 26 – Fri 27
In the Children’s Library at NALIS, a number of schools are invited to interact with popular and engaging children’s writers, and to enjoy creative workshops about Poetry, Illustration and more! 

Sat 28 – Sun 29
On Saturday and Sunday, all children’s events are open to the public for two full days of family fun! This year on Saturday we have exciting workshops to check out, and the final storytelling caravan session! On Sunday, come out to a day of Children’s Cine Lit films and Dragonzilla’s Birthday Party