Sponsored by the NGC, the Bocas Lit Fest continues its vibrant children’s programme, first, with a series of island-wide free storytelling events for children aged 5 to 13 years during the month of April. At every venue some of the nation’s best storytellers perform after which children are divided into two age groups, and invited to craft a story based on a suggested title.
Trained teams from the NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest discuss ideas for story elaboration guiding children through the basics of exposition towards character development, observation of the environment, personal, social and community relationships. It is our hope that by unleashing and guiding the children’s creativity, they are inspired to value self-expression through the written word.
The stories the children create are illustrated and published annually in a colouring book and in the Sunday Junior Express. Note: Pre-registration by parents or guardians is required to book a space in all storytelling sessions.
On the day itself, Parents/Guardians must sign consent forms before the event begins and must arrive half an hour early with their children before the event starts.
NGC is the proud sponsor of the NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest Storytelling Caravan. Snacks provided by Holiday Snacks Ltd. and drinks provided by Nestlé.