Bios & Bookmarks is an online reading series with popular authors, powered by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest. It features readings and discussions with both familiar and new Caribbean writers across the region and diaspora – allowing us to get to know the faces behind the words and what’s on their bookshelves.
Launched in the midst of the coronavirus ‘lockdown’ period back in April 2020, Bios & Bookmarks has become one of our most popular virtual offerings, and is now a regular part of our online programming.
In 2021, we added themes to the seasons – in March all episodes focused on “Crime and Wonderment”, and Jacob Ross and Monique Roffey were among the guests.
In September, we looked at “Telling Complex Family Stories”, with a guest cast that included Celeste Mohammed, Rajiv Mohabir and Lawrence Scott.
The Facebook Live platform allows our audience to post comments and questions for our guests, making this a truly up-close-and-personal encounter with some of your favourite authors, despite the virtual setting.
Catch up on past episodes below, and join us for the last season of 2021 coming up soon!
Featuring authors Lauren K. Alleyne, Lisa Allen-Agostini, Sonia Farmer, Curdella Forbes, Lauren Francis-Sharma, Richard Georges, Aaron Kamugisha, Anthony Joseph, Caroline Mackenzie and Tessa McWatt.