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Month: January 2023

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The NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest Storytelling Caravan is Back!

The NGC Bocas Lit Fest is Trinidad and Tobago’s annual literary festival but it is Caribbean in scope. The festival season starts with a series of storytelling sessions with the NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest Storytelling Caravan at venues all around the country throughout March and April. This year is the 14th children’s festival taking

Bocas Lit Fest and COSTAATT sign Historic MOU

After months of intensive negotiation and collaboration, The Bocas Lit Fest (BLF), the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT), and the Ken Gordon School of Communication, Creative and Digital Media have officially formalized a ground-breaking partnership.

This MOU falls within the Bocas Lit Fest’s mission of helping to promote new voices. As a multi-faceted arts organisation, BLF is able to provide a platform for COSTAATT students to apply what they learn at our various festivals, workshops, etc.

Bocas Book Bulletin: February 2024

Welcome to the latest installment of the Bocas Book Bulletin, a monthly roundup of Caribbean literary news, curated by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s annual literary festival, and published in the Sunday Express.

Just three months till the 2024 NGC Bocas Lit Fest!

Trinidad and Tobago’s biggest annual celebration of books, writers, words, stories and ideas is just three months away!

Friends and lit-lovers, mark the dates in your calendars: the 2024 NGC Bocas Lit Fest will run from 25 to 28 April — with an action-packed programme of readings and discussions, performances and workshops, and more — for all ages.

Auditions Open For 2024 Slam Championship

Auditions are set to kick off for the 2024 edition of the First Citizens National Poetry Slam (FCNPS). The announcement was made on the First Citizens National Poetry Slam social media on Friday 19 January, 2024. Following a return to its traditional in-person format last year, the annual spoken word championship — now in its

“Make Something” at Bocas Carnival workshop

Carnival is a time of creative celebration and ritual, and also a time to tell stories — and the first NGC Bocas Lit Fest workshop for 2024 will offer the hands-on experience of telling stories, visually and verbally, through mas making and performance. Designer Robert Young and playwright Wayne Lee-Sing will lead a highly interactive

The Writers Centre hosts another Family Reading Circle

On Saturday 13 January, families are invited to join the first Family Reading Circle for 2024 at The Writers Centre, 14 Alcazar Street, St. Clair, Port of Spain. This event kicks off a monthly series promoting reading for children, in partnership with Let’s Read T&T. In a special offer for parents and guardians attending the

Jennifer Rahim’s final novel to be launched at UWI

Goodbye Bay, the final and posthumously published novel by celebrated T&T author Jennifer Rahim, will be officially launched by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, in partnership with the Faculty of Humanities and Education and the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

The special event, starting at 5 pm on Saturday 13 January, will be hosted at The UWI’s School of Education Auditorium on Agostini Street, St. Augustine. Free and open to the public, the launch will include readings from Goodbye Bay, music, and an introduction to the novel by novelist and academic Barbara Lalla, Professor Emerita at The UWI.

Bocas Book Bulletin: January 2024

A monthly roundup of news about Caribbean books and writers, presented by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest

Welcome to the latest installment of the Bocas Book Bulletin, a monthly roundup of Caribbean literary news, curated by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s annual literary festival, and published in the Sunday Express.

Anansi and the Fire Ants Wins Bocas Children’s Book Prize

The 2023 Bocas Children’s Book Prize winner is Garnet Lawrence’s Anansi and the Fire Ants. The announcement was made on Sunday 10 December, 2023. Lawrence, a T&T playwright, poet, and screenwriter based in Barbados, will receive a US$1,000 cash prize courtesy the Wainwright Family, along with the coveted title. In a highly competitive lineup of

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