Bocas Lit Fest

Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

2021 OCM Bocas Prize Judge, Author
Trinidad & Tobago

Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné is a Trinidadian poet and visual artist. Her accolades include the 2012 Small Axe Literary Competition, the 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize and Wasafiri New Writing Prize, and the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for Poetry for her debut collection Doe Songs. Her poetry is featured in the bilingual anthology The Sea Needs No Ornament, edited by Loretta Collins Klobah and Maria Grau Perejoan. She is the illustrator of Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure (CaribbeanReads) and The Jungle Outside (HarperCollins Publishers), both written by Joanne C. Hillhouse.

Awards

2015 Hollick Arvon Prize Winner2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry WinnerHollick Arvon PrizeOCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

Years Attended

2015 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2015 South Festival Participant, 2017 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2018 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2018 Children’s Festival Participant, 2019 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2019 Carifesta Participant, 2019 Children’s Festival Storyteller, 2020 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2021 Children's Festival
2021 Festival Event

Date

Apr 25 2021
09:00 am - 10:00 am
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