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Author Celeste Mohammed wins 2022 OCM Bocas Prize

A debut novel described by the judges as “rollicking, enjoyable, and at times incredibly moving” has been named the outstanding Caribbean book of the past year. Pleasantview, the first book by Trinidad and Tobago’s Celeste Mohammed, is the winner of the overall 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, which comes with a cash award

The 2022 NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest Presents Bocas Storytime on Youtube

After eleven years of offering lively, innovative events and programmes for young readers, the NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest has launched an exciting new resource — Bocas Storytime, a dedicated YouTube channel for viewers aged 12 and under. Bocas Storytime promises a diverse range of videos available on demand — read-alouds, animations, storytelling, and fun

Bocas 2022 spotlights C.L.R. James’s legacy of change

To invoke C.L.R. James is to excite thought and vision, enliven ambition, and inspire change. Historian, author, revolutionary, luminary — James’s influence extends to spheres of social, historical, and political theory and practice. And he will be in the spotlight at the 2022 NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Four Days to Change the World. “James’s work

Download our 2022 festival guide!

The NGC Bocas Lit Fest’s 2022 festival guide is now available as a free download! You’ll find all the details you need about our Four Days to Change the World in one convenient PDF: the full schedule of events, bios of all our 2022 authors and speakers, plus information about our children’s festival, the winners

Announcing the recipients of the 2022 Bocas Emerging Writers Fellowships

Two writers from Trinidad and Tobago have won the 2022 Bocas Emerging Writers Fellowships, enabling them to advance or complete their debut books. Jannine Horsford has been named the Bocas Emerging Writers Fellow for poetry, and Rajiv Ramkhalawan is the successful Fellow in the prose category. Over 100 writers from seven different Caribbean territories applied

Announcing the recipients of the 2022 Bocas Henry Swanzy Award

With bodies of work that span borders and decades, and having helped to launch some of the most talented contemporary Caribbean and diaspora writers, Funso Aiyejina and Merle Hodge have played an unmistakable role in shaping the region’s literary landscape. Now the Bocas Lit Fest is honouring them with the annual Bocas Henry Swanzy Award

the NGC Bocas Lit Fest is back with A festival of “change”

“Four Days to Change the World” is the promise of the 2022 NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s annual festival of words, stories, and ideas, which launches its upcoming virtual programme today. This is the twelfth year of the festival, the largest annual literary event in the Anglophone Caribbean — also its eleventh year

Announcing the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize shortlist

Three books, two of them by first-time authors, have been shortlisted for the twelfth annual OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Debut authors Jason Allen-Paisant, a Jamaican based in the UK, and Trinidadian Celeste Mohammed are joined on the list by Kei Miller, a former winner of the OCM Bocas Prize, considered the most prestigious

It’s time to STAND AND DELIVER!

Calling all Caribbean writers of all genres – it’s that time again! Submit your work to be a part of our 2022 festival and our “season of change” under any of the following themes: Let’s Change The World This Story has Never Been Told The Time is Now Your work will be featured during one

Bios & Bookmarks is back with “A Change Is Gonna Come”

A wind of change is blowing, and the NGC Bocas Lit Fest’s popular author interview series Bios & Bookmarks will explore the theme when the newest season opens on 17 March, 2022. Titled “A Change is Gonna Come” — after US singer Sam Cooke’s 1964 classic, an unofficial anthem of the Civil Rights Movement —

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Author Celeste Mohammed wins 2022 OCM Bocas Prize

A debut novel described by the judges as “rollicking, enjoyable, and at times incredibly moving” has been named the outstanding Caribbean book of the past year. Pleasantview, the first book by Trinidad and Tobago’s Celeste Mohammed, is the winner of the overall 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, which comes with a cash award

The 2022 NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest Presents Bocas Storytime on Youtube

After eleven years of offering lively, innovative events and programmes for young readers, the NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest has launched an exciting new resource — Bocas Storytime, a dedicated YouTube channel for viewers aged 12 and under. Bocas Storytime promises a diverse range of videos available on demand — read-alouds, animations, storytelling, and fun

Bocas 2022 spotlights C.L.R. James’s legacy of change

To invoke C.L.R. James is to excite thought and vision, enliven ambition, and inspire change. Historian, author, revolutionary, luminary — James’s influence extends to spheres of social, historical, and political theory and practice. And he will be in the spotlight at the 2022 NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Four Days to Change the World. “James’s work

Download our 2022 festival guide!

The NGC Bocas Lit Fest’s 2022 festival guide is now available as a free download! You’ll find all the details you need about our Four Days to Change the World in one convenient PDF: the full schedule of events, bios of all our 2022 authors and speakers, plus information about our children’s festival, the winners

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