Sponsored by the NGC, the Bocas Lit Fest continues its vibrant children’s programme in 2020 with a series of island-wide free storytelling events for children aged 5 to 13 years. At each 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.
The 2020 NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest Storytelling Caravan usually happens in April, but has been postponed. We’ll confirm dates and venues as soon as we can! Keep an eye on our social media pages for regular updates on our programming for this year.
Note: Pre-registration by parents or guardians is required to book a space in all storytelling sessions.