2020

Our first-ever virtual festival

Tune in to the NGC Bocas Lit Fest livestream here on our website, or watch on our Facebook or Youtube pages. All festival events are free and accessible to all, with no tickets or registration. 

We retained as much of our conventional festival as possible – readings, book launches, commissioned new writing, panel discussions, Stand and Deliver, the Extempo debate, children’s events and prize givings. Sadly, we won’t all be meeting up in person as we wander through the arcades and passageways of our beautiful National Library and Old Fire Station where the spirit of Derek Walcott lingers. We will miss the chat over the booksellers’ stalls and the lunch tables, but we hope you will be cheered on by the richness of the literary offerings you can enjoy while on the move with your phone or tucked up on your sofa with your laptop!

Automatic closed captioning of virtual events is available on Youtube and Facebook. 

Programme

View the full festival programme.

Dates and times
Friday 18 September: 4.30 to 8.45 pm
Saturday 19 August: 12 to 9 pm
Sunday 20 August: 10.30 to 8.30 pm

Books 

Books by participating authors (and others!) are on sale from our official bookseller, Paper Based Bookshop, Trinidad and Tobago’s Caribbean-speciality independent bookseller.

You can reserve & pre-order copies of any of the books on our programme. ️Call 625-3197 or email queries/ orders to paperbasedbookshop@gmail.com. Local Delivery Available via TTPOST. 

Our festival merchandise is also available from Paper Based bookshop! 

Hashtag

Tweeting, blogging, or posting about the Festival online? Our 2020 hashtag is #bocas2020

Friends of Bocas

In January 2021 we will be launching “Friends of Bocas.” We invite you to join us and reap the benefits of being a part of the Bocas Lit Fest family. Register here by 30 September and earn some early bird concessions.