Bocas Lit Fest

Our Big Ideas series explores the questions of the day, and of the ages, with panels of expert writers and thinkers.

Over the years we’ve hosted lectures, conversations, debates and discussions with some of region’s, and the world’s, greatest minds on a huge range of topics such as human rights, race, the environment, press freedom, political leadership and so much more. The series started as an annual event at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest back in 2011, and is now a regular feature that takes a deeper look at current affairs and thought-provoking topics touched on in the media and in new writing from (and about) the Caribbean. 

Carnival Bodies: An exploration of performing gender and sexuality in Carnival

Carnival has notoriously been an expression of “playing yuhself”, but is this freedom equally available to all of us?

The Case for Reparations

International Day for Reparations is marked on 12 October. What does that mean for us in the Caribbean, the birthplace of the triangular slave trade?

How we remember: reflections on the 175th anniversary of Indian Arrival

Discussions on books and writers whose work documents, imagines, and analyses the Indo-Caribbean experience.

Remembering 1990: Why and how should we?

A conversation aimed at exploring the events of the attempted coup d’etat of the TT Parliament, the impact, and the place in our nation’s collective memory.
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