More Than A Literary Festival

Elisha Efua Bartels

Author, Judge, Performer
Trinidad & Tobago


elisha efua bartels is a writer, performer, teacher, director and stage-manager, and a founding member of Metamorphosis Dance Company.

She spent time in Washington D.C. acquiring her degree in the Performing Arts, performing and stage-managing with companies from Bowen Macaulay Dance to the Washington Shakespeare Company and Folger Shakespeare Library, and freelancing as an associate producer/writer for The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU, 88.5fm.

Since her return to T&T, she has been published, written radio plays for BBC Radio4 & BBC Radio3 and continues to teach, direct and perform with 3canal, griot productions, and many other reputable groups.

She is strongly committed to raising the standard and the profile of the arts in sweet T&T, empowering we the people by showing Trinbagonians we can be, and are, the subjects and authors of our own stories.

Years Attended

2016 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2019 Carifesta Participant, 2020 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2023 Adult’s Festival Participant
Festival Programme Event
Fiction, Performance, Poetry Event
April 29, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Festival Programme Event
Fiction, Performance Event
April 28, 2023
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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