Workshops

Learn from the best, and hone your literary skills. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops take place in the Seminar Room(s) of the National Library, Port of Spain and cost TT$100.00

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

Day 1
25 Apr 2018

Workshop: Preserving your documentary heritage

Preserving your documentary heritage, with Danielle Fraser, NALIS conservator. In partnership with NALIS.
Danielle Fraser

Workshop: Writing the erotic, with Monique Roffey

The OCM Bocas Prize-winning author, author of The Tryst, leads a masterclass in addressing the subject of the erotic in fiction and life-writing. In partnership with Wasafiri. Workshop Fee: $100,...
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Monique Roffey

Workshop: Writers First

A series of free seminars for budding and self-published authors on crucial aspects of the book business.
Day 2
26 Apr 2018

Workshop: A life into fiction, with Anthony Joseph

The author of Kitch, a new novel based on the life of T&T’s iconic calypsonian, leads a workshop on the arts of fictional biography and biographical fiction. Workshop Fee: $100,...
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Anthony Joseph

Workshop: Short fiction, with Jacob Ross

The Grenadian writer and Peepal Tree Press associate editor leads a masterclass in short fiction, a literary form with a celebrated place in the Caribbean canon. In partnership with Wasafiri....
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Jacob Ross
Day 3
27 Apr 2018

Workshop: The spoken syllabus, with Derron Sandy

A special workshop for secondary school teachers and students, demonstrating how to use performance poetry to teach the CSEC English syllabus, led by one of T&T’s most accomplished spoken word...
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Derron Sandy

Workshop: Character and story development for YA fiction

Celebrated YA author Alex Wheatle leads a masterclass in the fundamentals of creating compelling characters and gripping plot. Workshop Fee: $100.00 (payable in cash at the door) This session is...
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Alex Wheatle
Day 4
28 Apr 2018

Workshop: Writing the divine, with Kaveh Akbar

The experience of the divine is essential to many, but how does this translate into literature? One of the most celebrated emerging US poets leads a workshop exploring the question....
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Kaveh Akbar

Workshop: Writers’ Lab

Workshop your writing with Muli Amaye, head of UWI’s MFA creative writing programme. Free and open to emerging writers. This session is full and registration is closed.    Bookmark
Muli Amaye

Workshop: Extempo masterclass with Short Pants and Myron B

Extempo masterclass, led by Short Pants and Myron B. Two of T&T’s extempo masters teach the art of fast thinking and clever lyrics. Workshop Fee: $100.00 In partnership with the...
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Myron B
Day 5
29 Apr 2018

Workshop: Writing from catastrophe, with Richard Georges

Shortlisted for the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Book of Poems, the BVI writer leads a workshop in writing out of catastrophic situations. Workshop Fee: $100, payable at...
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Richard Georges