More Than A Literary Festival

Sign up for author Kevin Jared Hosein’s fiction-writing workshop!

Kevin Jared Hosein, internationally celebrated author of the novel Hungry Ghosts, will lead a fiction-writing workshop hosted by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, now open for registration. Titled “A Novel Is a World”, the online session will give budding writers the opportunity to learn the intricate art of building rich literary universes that captivate readers. The interactive two-hour workshop will be held on Saturday 29 July, from 10 am to noon (TT time) via Zoom, allowing for global participation.

In the session, Hosein will explore key elements of fiction, from characters that leap off the page to evocative settings and compelling themes. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with Hosein as he shares invaluable insights into overcoming the dreaded writer’s block.

“I believe this workshop serves as a great starting point for anyone aspiring to write long fiction,” says Hosein, who recently participated in the 2023 NGC Bocas Lit Fest. “We’ll cover essential elements that lay the foundation for immersive storytelling. Crafting the culture and world of a novel requires dedication and skill, and I’m excited to share techniques that will help participants bring their stories to life.”

The workshop is priced at TT$300 and is open to participants at all levels, making it an inclusive opportunity for anyone passionate about the craft of writing.

There are limited spots available—register now at

Kevin Jared Hosein

Kevin Jared Hosein is an author (and science teacher) born and raised in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago. He is a two-time winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the Caribbean region. His books include The Beast of Kukuyo (winner of a Burt Award for Caribbean Literature), The Repenters (longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Prize and OCM Bocas Prize) and Littletown Secrets. His writings have been published in numerous anthologies and outlets including Lightspeed Magazine, Wasafiri and BBC Radio 4. His newest novel, Hungry Ghosts, was published in February 2023 by Bloomsbury (UK and Commonwealth) and Ecco (North America).

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