Bocas Lit Fest

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NGC Bocas Lit Fest
28 April - 1 May 2022

WRITE THE HARDEST LINES

Between the COVID-19 pandemic, resurgent global campaigns for social justice, and the growing climate emergency, the past two years have forced many of us to face hard realities and have difficult conversations. Our writers have led the way.

May 01 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 reflecting on our most urgent questions and desires, personal and collective, with a few specially invited guests. Hosted by Jayron Remy.

May 01 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

2022 Schedule

For writers Chanda Prescod-Weinstein and Anita Sethi, both members of the global Caribbean diaspora, the natural world — whether experienced via cutting-edge theoretical physics or a journey though the rural landscape — is a lens for understanding social identity, racism, the fight for equality, and other big ideas that shape our everyday lives. They discuss …

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May 01 2022
6:00 pm - 6:20 pm
Online

2022 Schedule

Two writers from T&T, Tiffanie Drayton and Brandon O’Brien, talk about tackling difficult subjects and hard conversations in forms as diverse as journalistic memoir and speculative poetry, in their books Black American Refugee and Can You Sign My Tentacle?

May 01 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

2022 Schedule

As scientific consensus on the existential crisis that is climate change grows, it’s clearer than ever that countries with fossil energy-based economies — like Trinidad and Tobago, and now Guyana — have to reimagine how they fit into a net-zero world. Beyond the economics, Caribbean small island states remain on the frontlines of climate injustice, …

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May 01 2022
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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2022 brings collected volumes by two of the most vital and insistent voices in Caribbean and world poetry, Pamela Mordecai and Olive Senior. Ranging from past to present, the personal to the collective, across landscapes both natural and human, their poems interrogate as keenly as they celebrate Caribbean realities. Our festival grand finale brings them …

Fierce as an Island Read More »

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