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The new Bocas Breakthrough Fellowships are open for applications!

The Bocas Breakthrough Fellowships, a new programme for early-career Caribbean writers administered by the Bocas Lit Fest, are now open for applications.

Running from December 2023 to May 2024, the Bocas Breakthrough Fellowships will support five early-career Caribbean writers based at home in the region in advancing or completing a book manuscript or other body of work, and developing their professional skills and networks in the regional and international literary world. The application deadline is 31 October, 2023.

President hosts second edition of Children’s Storytime

Her Excellency Christine C. Kangaloo, President of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, continued the series “Children’s Storytime at President’s House” with another event at her residence on Wednesday 4 October, hosted by the Office of The President in collaboration with the NGC Bocas Lit Fest.  In July, President Kangaloo hosted the inaugural Children’s Storytime

Family Reading Circle returns to The Writers Centre

Promoting reading among youngsters is a constant work in progress for the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, through programmes like its annual Children’s Festival and Storytelling Caravan. This month, in collaboration with early literacy advocacy NGO Let’s Read T&T, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest relaunches its Family Reading Circle events for children aged seven and under.

It’s time to share the 2023 NGC Bocas Youth Fest programme!

How can you turn your creative interests into a thriving career? What is the value of writing and other forms of self-expression in personal and professional development? The 2023 NGC Bocas Youth Fest explores these and similar questions through fun, interactive activities for an audience aged 13 to 25 — and our programme is now live! When: Friday

OCM BOCAS Prize Opens For 2024

The latest round of the region’s most coveted literary award, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, is now open for entries. Sponsored by One Caribbean Media in Trinidad and Tobago and administered by the Bocas Lit Fest, the prize is now in its 14th year. It comes with a cash award of US$10,000 for

Scotiabank Write Away! Launches Free Workshop Series

The free workshop series for the third annual Scotiabank Write Away! Young Adult Literature Project is open for student registration. Funded by the Scotiabank Foundation, this year’s project edition, run by the Bocas Lit Fest in collaboration with the College of Science, Technology, and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT), aims to equip young

Empowering Youth Through Literature

Bocas Lit Fest WE LIT! gears up for its second year The WE LIT! Project, sponsored by the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust, is gearing up for an eagerly anticipated second year. Administered by the Bocas Lit Fest, this annual programme is gaining momentum as it champions the transformative influence of English language and literature. Targeted

NGC Bocas Youth Fest 2023 At UWI

The 3rd NGC Bocas Youth Fest, first of its kind in Trinidad and Tobago, returns with a two-day programme on the 20th and 21st of October 2023 at the Department of Creative and Festival Arts, UWI.  The festival was founded in 2021 with the aim to make literature relevant, appealing and accessible to young people

Youth essay competition celebrates Selvon centenary

A new essay-writing competition for young authors aged 12 to 18, opening for submissions this week, aims to celebrate the centenary of iconic T&T writer Sam Selvon and simultaneously raise awareness of the Global Climate Change Alliance+ goals, while giving budding authors the chance to share their work. The GCCA+ Bocas Ways of Sunlight Youth

Sign up for author Kevin Jared Hosein’s fiction-writing workshop!

Kevin Jared Hosein, internationally celebrated author of the novel Hungry Ghosts, will lead a fiction-writing workshop hosted by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, now open for registration. Titled “A Novel Is a World”, the online session will give budding writers the opportunity to learn the intricate art of building rich literary universes that captivate readers.

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