The 2019 Carifesta XIV line-up of writers, speakers, and performers in themed events.

Alexandra Stewart

Writer and Spoken Word Artist

Aliyyah Eniath

Author of The Yard

Andre Bagoo

Author of The City of Dreadful Night

Angelique V. Nixon

Writer | Artist | Teacher | Scholar | Activist | Poet

Anthony Joseph

Poet | Novelist | Musician

Attillah Springer

Writer and activist

Barbara Jenkins

Award-winning author

Breanne McIvor

Author of Here There Are Monsters
Brian London

Brian London


Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

Winner of the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry

Deneka Thomas

Spoken word poet

Earl Lovelace

Trinidadian novelist, playwright, and short story writer

Elisha Efua Bartels

writer, teacher, performer and director

Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw

Author and Professor of French literature and Creative Writing

Gabrielle Hosein

Lecturer and Head of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, UWI

Gerard Besson

Historian, writer, and founder of Paria Publishing

H.K. Williams

Writer featured in the anthology New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean

Ian Randle


Idrees Saleem

VERSES Bocas poetry slam champion 2014

Ira Mathur

Award-winning freelance journalist

John Robert Lee

St. Lucian writer

Judy Raymond

Author of Beryl McBurnie
June Aming

June Aming

Trinidadian writer shortlisted for Small Axe competition 2014

Keith Jardim

Author of Near Open Water

Kendel Hippolyte

Poet, playwright and director

Kevin Browne

photographer | poet | archivist

Kevin Jared Hosein

Winner of the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Lance Dowrich

winner of the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Lisa Allen-Agostini

Author & Writing workshop facilitator

Michael Anthony

Caribbean author and historian

Muli Amaye

Author of A House With No Angels

Patti-Anne Ali

Writer, Director, Actor

Paul Keens-Douglas

Actor, author, and storyteller

Stella Chong Sing

Writer in We Mark Your Memory

Vashti Bowlah

Author of Sugarcane Valley

Vladimir Lucien

Winner of the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature