June 2020 Events

Social distancing is in full effect, but literary events continue to bring us together in the virtual world.

So many upcoming events, including our very own #bocas2020, have been postponed, but we continue to celebrate Caribbean reading, writing, and ideas in virtual space!

We’re updating our calendar every month with events that highlight and support Caribbean writers. Our June programme includes:

  • Weekly Bios & Bookmarks online sessions with writers from the Caribbean
  • The first offerings in our online writers development programme: The Writers Lab: Caribbean Non-Fiction with Kevin Browne and Beyond the First Draft: Setting the Scene with Monique Roffey
  • Weekly radio and TV segments featuring writers and children’s storytellers
  • The release of our third online Survival Kit, featuring stories, poems, music and art
  • Our monthly Bring Your Own Book & Bottle (BYOBB) virtual hangout
Day 1
02 Jun 2020

Readers Wanted: Jeanelle Frontin

A new regular feature on Tuesdays at 7.30am on TTT TV station, featuring local authors reading from their latest books of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. 
Jeanelle Frontin
Day 2
03 Jun 2020

Dragonzilla’s Storytime on TV6

Stories from the NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest Storytelling Caravan.
Dragonzilla
Day 3
04 Jun 2020

Family Reading Circle

Books read aloud on TV for the whole family to enjoy.
Let’s Read TT
Day 4
06 Jun 2020

How We Remember: Reflections on the 175th anniversary of Indian Arrival Day in TT

How we remember: reflections on the 175th anniversary of Indian Arrival Day, featuring readings and conversation with Andre Bagoo, Gaiutra Bahadur, Gabrielle Hosein and Jeremy Poynting, hosted by Shivanee Ramlochan and Nicholas Laughlin
Andre Bagoo
Gabrielle Hosein
Jeremy Poynting
Nicholas Laughlin
Shivanee Ramlochan
Day 5
07 Jun 2020

Bios & Bookmarks with Tessa McWatt

A weekly session featuring readings by, and conversations with, popular authors.
Tessa McWatt
Day 6
09 Jun 2020

Readers Wanted: Lisa Allen-Agostini

A new regular feature on Tuesdays at 7.30am on TTT TV station, featuring local authors reading from their latest books of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. 
Lisa Allen-Agostini
Day 7
10 Jun 2020

Dragonzilla’s Storytime on TV6

Stories from the NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest Storytelling Caravan.
Dragonzilla
Day 8
11 Jun 2020

Family Reading Circle

Books read aloud on TV for the whole family to enjoy.
Let’s Read TT
Day 9
13 Jun 2020

Conversation Day 2020

Conversation Day brings people together to talk about interesting ideas in an engaging way.
Miscellaneous Authors
Day 10
14 Jun 2020

Bios & Bookmarks: Lisa Allen-Agostini

A weekly session featuring readings by, and conversations with, popular authors.
Lisa Allen-Agostini
Day 11
16 Jun 2020

Readers Wanted: Lance Dowrich

A new regular feature on Tuesdays at 7.30am on TTT TV station, featuring local authors reading from their latest books of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. 
Lance Dowrich
Day 12
17 Jun 2020

Dragonzilla’s Storytime on TV6

Stories from the NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest Storytelling Caravan.
Dragonzilla
Day 13
18 Jun 2020

Family Reading Circle

Books read aloud on TV for the whole family to enjoy.
Let’s Read TT

Writers Lab: Caribbean Non-Fiction (June)

Workshop your non-fiction writing with award-winning author, essayist and academic Kevin Browne in a one-on-one online session via Zoom. Sessions available 18 - 20 June 2020.
Kevin Adonis Browne
Day 14
19 Jun 2020

Survival Kit #3

Release of our third Survival Kit, an online collection of stories, poems, music and art to inspire you!
Miscellaneous Authors
Day 15
23 Jun 2020

Readers Wanted: Readings on TTT

A new regular feature on Tuesdays at 7.30am on TTT TV station, featuring local authors reading from their latest books of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. 
Miscellaneous Authors
Day 16
24 Jun 2020

Dragonzilla’s Storytime on TV6

Stories from the NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest Storytelling Caravan.
Dragonzilla

Bring Your Own Book & Bottle (BYOBB) – June Edition

Our monthly virtual hangout where you can share excerpts from your favourite books and discuss what you’re reading.
Miscellaneous Authors
Day 17
25 Jun 2020

Family Reading Circle

Books read aloud on TV for the whole family to enjoy.
Let’s Read TT
Day 18
27 Jun 2020

Beyond the First Draft – Setting the Scene (Workshop)

Beyond The First Draft is a literary craft workshop series that delves into the details of what a writer must think about and work on when revising and polishing fiction, so it’s ready for showing to an agent or for publication. This session, the second in the series, will take an in-depth look at how to dramatise and edit events and scenes in your writing.
Monique Roffey
Day 19
28 Jun 2020

Bios & Bookmarks

A weekly session featuring readings by, and conversations with, popular authors.
Miscellaneous Authors