Bocas Lit Fest

Event Synopsis

The much anticipated Final showcase, televised to the public via TTT.

The Slam, now in its ninth year, returns to prove that “Poetry is Resilience” with its usual TT$50,000 first place prize up for grabs under the proud sponsorship of First Citizens. Ten finalists go up against reigning two-time champion, Alexandra Stewart, for the much-coveted prize, which remains one of the highest value awards for spoken word artists in the world. A testament to the light-bearer role of artists in the pandemic, the theme of this year’s Slam is “Poetry is Resilience”. From 2013 to now, despite changing circumstances, settings, and format, one thing has never changed – the quality of the artistry of the participants in the annual Slam.

Ainka Will and Thaddy Boom host the 2021 First Citizens National Poetry Grand Slam. Experience the best of the best in the Grand Slam showdown!


Oct 17 2021


7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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