Title Sponsor NGC Bocas Lit Fest 28 - 30 April 2023 All Upcoming 28 April 29 April 30 April All Upcoming 28 April 29 April 30 April Apr 30 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 1st Floor Seminar Room Festival Schedule Workshop Register Where the story starts, with Jan Carson Interested in writing short stories? Struggling to know where to start? Belfast-based writer Jan Carson will guide you through the basics of writing imaginative and engaging short fiction, focusing on key themes such as developing ideas, writing believable characters and convincing dialogue, plot, structure, pacing, and concision. Apr 30 2023 10:00 am - 11:30 am Old Fire Station Festival Schedule Fiction Find Out More Take Three: Sarah Dass, Ayesha Harruna Attah, and N.G. Peltier Matters of the heart and of the creative spirit are the driving forces behind the latest novels by Sarah Dass (When the Vibe Is Right), N.G. Peltier (Don’t Go Baking My Heart), and Ayesha Harruna Attah (Zainab Takes New York). Hosted by Cindy Allman. With special thanks to the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative Apr 30 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am AV Room Festival Schedule Awards Find Out More Bocas Henry Swanzy Award 2023 Scholar, former director of the Miami Caribbean Writers Summer Institute, Anthurium founder, and 2023 Bocas Henry Swanzy Award winner Sandra Pouchet Paquet discusses her life in and around literature with Patricia Saunders and Ronald Cummings. Apr 30 2023 11:00 am - 12:30 pm AV Room Festival Schedule Life Writing Find Out More Take Three: Ira Mathur, Brian Samuel, and Simone Dalton In their new memoirs, Ira Mathur (Love the Dark Days, winner of the 2023 OCM Bocas Prize for Non-Fiction), Brian Samuel (A Song for My Father), and Simone Dalton (winner of the 2020 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Prize) tell stories of family and ancestry that range across oceans and continents. Hosted by Paula Lindo Apr 30 2023 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Old Fire Station Festival Schedule Fiction Find Out More Take Two: Breanne Mc Ivor and Cleyvis Natera Family and friendship weave into rich narrative tapestries in the fiction of Breanne Mc Ivor (The God of Good Looks) and Cleyvis Natera (Neruda on the Park). Apr 30 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Abercromby Street Arcade Festival Schedule Fiction,Performance,Poetry Find Out More New Talent Showcase + Stand and Deliver: Part 3 It’s a two-part, laid-back, high energy celebration of T&T’s emerging writing talent! Our New Talent Showcase spotlights up and coming authors Jay T. John, Jannine Horsford, and Rajiv Ramkhalawan, followed by our signature open mic event. Want to share your work in our Stand & Deliver open mic? Sign up here! Apr 30 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AV Room Festival Schedule Book Launch Find Out More The Swanzy Diaries The newly published Selected Diaries and Writings of Henry Swanzy offer an intimate self-portrait of the Irish-born BBC Caribbean Voices editor who played a crucial role in the development of Caribbean writers and writing in the 1940s. Apr 30 2023 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Old Fire Station Festival Schedule Poetry Find Out More Take Three: Andre Bagoo, Adam Lowe, and Padraig Regan The performance of the self, the unpredictability of the body, and the intensity of queer desire animate new poetry collections by Andre Bagoo (Narcissus), Adam Lowe (Patterflash), and Padraig Regan (Some Integrity), hosted by Brandon O’Brien. In partnership with the British Council and the Belfast International Arts Festival. Apr 30 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AV Room Festival Schedule Performance Find Out More Ways of Sunlight: a tribute to Sam Selvon Dramatised excerpts from Sam Selvon’s Ways of Sunlight, and the launch of the “Ways of Sunlight” writing competition. Featuring Chelsea Ramjit, David Bereaux, Esther-Marie Jones, Jarod Baptiste, Keda Tempro, and Roderick “Chucky” Gordon Presented by the EU-funded Global Climate Change Alliance+ Apr 30 2023 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Old Fire Station Festival Schedule Fiction,Poetry Find Out More One on One with Anthony Joseph In Sonnets for Albert, winner of the 2022 T.S. Eliot Prize, Anthony Joseph offers a moving portrait of the bonds and barriers between father and son. He talks about his books and ideas with Amílcar Sanatan. Apr 30 2023 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AV Room Festival Schedule Life Writing Find Out More Take Three: Cheryl Bowles, Dylan Kerrigan, and Beverly Scobie In their recent books of social history, Cheryl Bowles (The Ladder We Ascend), Dylan Kerrigan (Growing Up Woodbrook), and Beverly Scobie (Via the Roundabout) balance the stories of communities, families, and individuals. Apr 30 2023 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Old Fire Station Festival Schedule Book Launch Find Out More In Search of Harold Sonny Ladoo Harold Sonny Ladoo, who died tragically in 1973 at the age of just 28, is one of the most mysterious yet consequential writers produced by T&T. Apr 30 2023 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm AV Room Festival Schedule Life Writing Find Out More Take Three: Ronald Harford, Angela Laquis-Sobrian, and Wendy Yawching Three memoirists from T&T share books about eventful careers, ranging from the conference room to the airplane cockpit. With Ronald Harford (Nil Illegitimi Carborundum), Angela Laquis-Sobrian (Breaking Free) and Wendy Yawching (The Courage to Fly), chaired by Franka Philip. Apr 30 2023 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Central Bank Auditorium Festival Schedule Performance,Poetry Find Out More First Citzens National Poetry Slam Finals 2023 It’s the year’s biggest night of poetry, as T&T’s top performance poets vie for the championship and the first prize of TT$50,000! Apr 28 2023 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 2nd Floor Seminar Room Festival Schedule Workshop Register Wearing your story: the basics of fashion psychology, with Shakaila Forbes-Bell The bestselling author of Big Dress Energy leads a lively session on fashion psychology, and why it matters! Learn how clothes help you navigate different social identities, how to use style to define yourself, how your style affects your mood and actions, and more! No event found!