Bocas Lit Fest

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NGC Bocas Lit Fest
28 April - 1 May 2022

THIS STORY HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD

New voices and perspectives in Caribbean writing compel us to think about the untold stories of our past and present, what has been left out of our history, and what we still need to reckon with.

Apr 30 2022
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

2022 Schedule

Our signature open-mic event is back! Writers from across T&T and the Caribbean share stories, poems, and spoken word pieces about the truths we need to express, the secrets we should no longer keep, with a few specially invited guests. Hosted by Jayron Remy.

Apr 30 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online

2022 Schedule

In their insightful new novels — One Day, One Day, Congotay and The Mystic Masseur’s Wife — authors Merle Hodge and Vijay Maharaj “write back” to an earlier period of T&T’s history, and to the classic authors like Selvon and Naipaul who canonised a particular version of our history. How do these books change the …

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Apr 30 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2022 Schedule

Ayanna Lloyd Banwo launches her acclaimed debut novel When We Were Birds in conversation with Shivanee Ramlochan, and talks about the importance of storytelling in developing a sense of self and history.

Apr 30 2022
7:00 pm - 7:20 pm

2022 Schedule

Writers Sophie Jai of T&T and Mac Donald Dixon of St Lucia tell us about the background to their new novels, Wild Fires and A Scream in the Shadows, and the hidden stories that demand to be told.

Apr 30 2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

2022 Schedule

It’s the event Caribbean book lovers wait all year for! The winners of the 2022 OCM Bocas Prizes for poetry, fiction, and non-fiction — Jason Allen-Paisant, Celeste Mohammed, and Kei Miller — read from their books, and chief judge Roger Robinson announces this year’s overall winner. Plus a tribute to the winners of the 2022 …

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