Bocas Lit Fest

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

April 25, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Online

2021 Schedule

Let’s Remember: A fun look back at the past 10 years of the NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest, drawing from our successful activities, including the Storytelling Caravan, our Imagine New Worlds feature at City Hall, and the Bocas Literacy Boot Camp at NALIS. Animation: The premiere of two new feature animations Drama at the Tobago …

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April 25, 2021
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online

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The way ahead: two decades into the 21st century, Caribbean states face unique challenges in their politics, economics, social development, climate change crisis, and more. The COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been told, is an opportunity to rethink the meaning of “normal” and recalibrate our plans for the future. What does that really mean? This special two-part …

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April 25, 2021
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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A festival favourite is back! Calypsonians Black Sage and Brian London debate the future of the Caribbean in inimitable extempo style.
April 25, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Family ties: Jamaica-born writers Wandeka Gayle (Motherland) and Alecia McKenzie (A Million Aunties) read from and discuss their fiction reflecting on family connections across oceans and continents. Hosted by Sharon Leach.
April 25, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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Our signature open mic event returns, in virtual form! Writers share their stories, poems, and spoken word, featuring Motilal Boodoosingh, Thea Lise Broome, Ivy Higgins, Robin Kirkley, Thelma Perkins, and H. Nigel Thomas. Hosted by Jayron Remy.
April 25, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Imaginary homelands: Barbara Lalla (One Thousand Eyes) and Leone Ross (This One Sky Day) discuss their new novels that explore alternate geographies and histories, present and future. Hosted by Karen Lord.
April 25, 2021
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Featuring spoken word performances by some of Trinidad and Tobago’s top spoken word poets: Kyle Hernandez, Derron Sandy, Shineque Saunders, Javaughn Forde and Shimiah Lewis.
April 25, 2021
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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In a cold country: in their short story collections, Andre Alexis (The Night Piece) and Kaie Kellough (Dominoes at the Crossroads) explore the stories and fates of outsiders in the Canadian landscape. Hosted by Anton Nimblett
April 25, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Love is war: in new novels by Lisa Allen-Agostini (The Bread the Devil Knead) and Cherie Jones (How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House), love and violence are constant companions. Hosted by Sharma Taylor.
April 25, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

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Almost a year in the making, the 100 Caribbean Books That Made Us is a crowdsourced list of the books — in all genres — that have shaped Caribbean readers and writers. We launch the list of 100 classic and contemporary books with a provocative discussion featuring newly appointed Jamaica Poet Laureate Olive Senior, scholar …

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