Friends of Bocas

Join us in a Caribbean Literature movement

As a Friend of the Bocas Lit Fest, you gain access to so much more than a literary festival. It is your gateway to exclusive workshops, intimate sessions with our community of writers, and a network of like-minded literary Friends from across the industry.

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Why Friends of Bocas?

Corporate sponsorship and regional and international partnerships have enabled us to bring a host of free and valuable offerings to literature lovers everywhere and made the Bocas Lit Fest a valuable resource. Now, we need your individual help to enable us to continue our work.

As a Friend of Bocas

we'll give you more of what you love...

Choose one of our packages to join us!

We invite you to become a Friend of the Bocas Lit Fest and help us advance this movement in every island, country and diaspora, not for the wonderful entitlements, but for a love of what we do and to ensure our sustainability for generations to come.

Standard

Friends of Bocas Lit Fest Benefits
$200 TTD / year
  • Monthly Book Bulletin
  • Networking and community support
  • Access to the Bocas Library
  • Discounts on Books*
  • Friends of Bocas Lit Fest merchandise
  • Priority access to events & workshops
  • Exclusive events
  • Festival Green Room access
  • Discounts on workshops
  • Discounts on ticketed events
  • Discounts on publishing consultancy
  • Discounts on rentals of The Writers Centre

Premium

Friends of Bocas Lit Fest Benefits
$400 TTD / year
  • Monthly Book Bulletin
  • Networking and community support
  • Access to the Bocas Library
  • Discounts on Books*
  • Friends of Bocas Lit Fest merchandise
  • Priority access to events & workshops
  • Exclusive events
  • Festival Green Room access
  • Discounts on workshops
  • Discounts on ticketed events
  • Discounts on publishing consultancy
  • Discounts on rentals of the Writers Centre
Best Value

*from partner booksellers, conditions may apply.

Other ways to support us

You can trust the BLF and if you love what we do, but the commitment of a recurring annual sponsorship is not for you, we invite you to give whatever you can in whatever way you can or give a gift to someone else.

In 2021, the Bocas Lit Fest will launch an Endowment Fund capitalised by donations from supporters who wish to contribute to the future sustainability of the NGO.  It will be established as a trust that will be independently and prudently managed to generate project income for generations to come while keeping the principal value intact. The fund is the perfect opportunity for patrons or philanthropists who wish to will or contribute significant funds to support the work of the BLF as an institution.

 

 

The BLF is always seeking new ways to create opportunities for schools, writers, readers and young adults through the sponsorship of prizes, workshops, mentorship and skills labs. If you would like to be the title sponsor of a specific Bocas Lit Fest initiative, we invite you to tell us more and we could work out how to deliver your pet project where it will have the most impact and bring about change. We can take you through the development and administration of BLF projects, which are typically 3-year commitments in order to maximize the impact. If you would like to be the title sponsor of a Bocas Lit Fest literary development initiative, please click here to provide us with  more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a Friend?
Join online 24/7 365 days a year.

How do I pay?
You can pay with most major credit or debit cards. This payment is annual and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

When does my subscription expire?
Your donation will give you 12 months of access to the FBLF platform from the date of making your contribution. We will notify you by email when it is time to renew and look forward to your sponsorship for many years to come.

Am I guaranteed attendance at events or getting the tickets that I want by joining the FBLF?
We’ll give you early notice of all of our upcoming events, and tickets and reserved seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Is my contribution refundable?
Your subscription is a donation towards the BLF running its annual programme, and is not refundable. You can choose to deactivate the auto-renew to limit your donation to the current year’s subscription.

Can I upgrade?
You can upgrade the tier of your FBLF account at the point of renewal. Unfortunately, you cannot upgrade mid-term.

Can I gift FBLF to a friend?
Yes, gifting access to the FBLF is available in the form of a Standard or Premium gift voucher that the recipient can activate.

What do I receive when I join?
We will send you an email, welcoming you to the platform after joining. After that, enjoy all that the FBLF has to offer!

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