Bocas Lit Fest

Title Sponsor

Main Festival: 23 – 25 April 2021
Virtual Festival, Trinidad & Tobago

April 23, 2021
5:00 pm - 5:05 pm

2021 Schedule

NGC President Mark Loquan opens the 2021 NGC Bocas Lit Fest, commemorating ten years of the company’s title sponsorship of the festival.
April 23, 2021
5:05 pm - 5:30 pm
Online

2021 Schedule

Our signature open mic event returns, in virtual form! Writers share their stories, poems, and spoken word. Hosted by Jayron Remy, with featured guests Chris Baball, Rita Leone, Makyba Breezie, Alex de Verteuil, Tamara Lowe, and Lexington Wilks.
April 23, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online

2021 Schedule

Online projects like Rebel Women Lit’s Caribbean Readers’ Awards and the Bocas Lit Fest’s 100 Caribbean Books That Made Us draw on a community of avid readers, active on social media, to crowdsource ideas of what Caribbean books and writers matter most. How is our sense of a Caribbean literary canon — historical or contemporary …

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April 23, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2021 Schedule

Celebrating the quarter-century anniversary of Shani Mootoo’s groundbreaking and now classic debut novel and its impact on Caribbean LGBTQ literature. Mootoo talks to Shivanee Ramlochan about Cereus Blooms at Night and the subsequent direction of her career, while writers Andre Bagoo, Nadja Nabbie, and Stephanie Ramlogan read new short pieces inspired by Mootoo’s text.
April 23, 2021
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online

2021 Schedule

A special Friday night session celebrating the legacy of Vincentian musician and poet “Shake” Keane, featuring biographer Philip Nanton in conversation with musician Ruth Osman. With readings from and discussion of Nanton’s new book Riff: The Shake Keane Story, and the premiere of a new musical collaboration with Gene Lawrence, setting Keane’s Volcano Suite to …

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