More Than A Literary Festival

Year: 2023

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Images Meet Words: How To Put Together a Visual Book, with Melanie Archer

Including photos and images in your book can inspire curiosity and engagement. Our next Writers First seminar, Images Meet Words, is ideal for writers, photographers, memoirists, and journalists who, under the tutelage of designer Melanie Archer, will learn about the best ways to balance images and words on the page.

The new Bocas Breakthrough Fellowships are open for applications!

The Bocas Breakthrough Fellowships, a new programme for early-career Caribbean writers administered by the Bocas Lit Fest, are now open for applications.

Running from December 2023 to May 2024, the Bocas Breakthrough Fellowships will support five early-career Caribbean writers based at home in the region in advancing or completing a book manuscript or other body of work, and developing their professional skills and networks in the regional and international literary world. The application deadline is 31 October, 2023.

President hosts second edition of Children’s Storytime

Her Excellency Christine C. Kangaloo, President of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, continued the series “Children’s Storytime at President’s House” with another event at her residence on Wednesday 4 October, hosted by the Office of The President in collaboration with the NGC Bocas Lit Fest.  In July, President Kangaloo hosted the inaugural Children’s Storytime

Family Reading Circle returns to The Writers Centre

Promoting reading among youngsters is a constant work in progress for the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, through programmes like its annual Children’s Festival and Storytelling Caravan. This month, in collaboration with early literacy advocacy NGO Let’s Read T&T, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest relaunches its Family Reading Circle events for children aged seven and under.

It’s time to share the 2023 NGC Bocas Youth Fest programme!

How can you turn your creative interests into a thriving career? What is the value of writing and other forms of self-expression in personal and professional development? The 2023 NGC Bocas Youth Fest explores these and similar questions through fun, interactive activities for an audience aged 13 to 25 — and our programme is now live! When: Friday

OCM BOCAS Prize Opens For 2024

The latest round of the region’s most coveted literary award, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, is now open for entries. Sponsored by One Caribbean Media in Trinidad and Tobago and administered by the Bocas Lit Fest, the prize is now in its 14th year. It comes with a cash award of US$10,000 for

Scotiabank Write Away! Launches Free Workshop Series

The free workshop series for the third annual Scotiabank Write Away! Young Adult Literature Project is open for student registration. Funded by the Scotiabank Foundation, this year’s project edition, run by the Bocas Lit Fest in collaboration with the College of Science, Technology, and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT), aims to equip young

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