Bocas Lit Fest

Each time our festival is mentioned within the press, we document it here. If you find an article that you think should be added, please let us know!

TT writers lead weekend workshops, Newsday, January 7, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/01/07/tt-writers-lead-weekend-workshops/

2020 First Citizens National Poetry Slam is on, Newsday, January 19, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/01/19/slamaggedon-2020-national-poetry-slam-is-on/

Bocas turns 10, TV6 news, January 22, 2020 https://www.tv6tnt.com/news/7pmnews/bocas-lit-fest-marks-years/article_13f54698-3d71-11ea-9946-6bec49c06eb2.html

Literally 10 years, Trinidad Express, January 28, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/literally-10-years/article_c78e56ec-4229-11ea-ac2a-4b7beca36b33.html

Bocas kicks off 10th anniversary with year-long schedule, Newsday, January 28, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/01/28/year-long-schedule-as-bocas-lit-fest-celebrates-tenth-anniversary/

Newsday journalist in line for Bocas Lit Fest regional award, Newsday, January 30, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/01/30/newsday-journalist-in-line-for-bocas-lit-regional-award/ 

Bocas Lit Fest to honour Kamau Brathwaite, Trinidad Guardian, February 5, 2020

https://www.guardian.co.tt/news/bocas-lit-fest-to-honour-literary-icon-6.2.1048442.421baedd49 

Bocas celebrates 10 years, Repeating Islands, February 16, 2020

https://repeatingislands.com/2020/02/16/bocas-lit-fest-celebrating-10-years/

2020 OCM Bocas Prize longlist announced, Newsday, March 16, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/03/16/bocas-prize-longlist-announced/ 

TT writers sweep regional prize shortlist, Trinidad Express, March 21, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/tt-writers-sweep-regional-prize-shortlist/article_da31e1ee-6bda-11ea-b285-5bde9c1fd818.html 

Ten years on the Bocas Lit Fest, (Part 1 of 3 articles commemorating milestone 10th year), Newsday, March 25, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/03/25/ten-years-on-the-bocas-lit-fest/

Bocas President: Festival keeps on growing (Part 2 of 3), Newsday, April 1, 2020 https://newsday.co.tt/2020/04/01/bocas-president-festival-keeps-on-growing/

Three writers vie for top Bocas prize, Looptt, April 3, 2020

https://www.looptt.com/content/3-shortlisted-2020-ocm-bocas-prize-caribbean-literature 

Bocas Lit Fest launches “100 Caribbean Books That Made Us”, Trinidad Express, April 4, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/100-caribbean-books-that-made-us/article_36e2eede-76d9-11ea-acb7-5fa6ccd13ac1.html 

Bocas Lit Fest winners, (Part 3 of 3), Newsday, April 7, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/04/07/bocas-lit-fest-winners/?fbclid=IwAR1R3-EXaCPuhtu3AFkm0RjNawpGIJaJmUmNY6UCQyPzyKQSqcInSH5B4Pk

Bocas Lit Fest winners pay tribute, Newsday, April 8, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/04/08/bocas-lit-fest-winners-pay-tributeliterary-work-an-art-of-love/ 

Bocas Lit Fest launches new series – Bios & Bookmarks, Trinidad Express, April 11, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/new-bocas-litfest-series-today/article_cccf77da-7c44-11ea-a2c1-4b774fbcfd94.html 

NGC Bocas Lit Fest presents a survival kit or lit and music, Looptt, April 27, 2020

https://www.looptt.com/content/ngc-bocas-lit-fests-presents-survival-kit-lit-and-music 

Amanda Choo Quan wins 2020 Johnson & Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize, Newsday, May 2, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/05/02/trini-writer-wins-emerging-caribbean-writers-prize/ 

“Epiphaneia” storms through to the top, Trinidad Express, May 2, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/epiphaneia-storms-through-to-the-top/article_73798d72-8cd6-11ea-ac64-2fc4ac0ce64d.html 

Roger Robinson’s “A Portable Paradise” wins RSL Ondaatje Prize, Looptt, May 6, 2020

https://www.looptt.com/content/british-trinidadian-poet-wins-ps10000-literature-prize 

Bocas Lit Fest crowdsources “100 Caribbean Books That Made Us”, Global Voices, May 11, 2020

https://globalvoices.org/2020/05/11/bocas-lit-fest-crowdsources-100-caribbean-books-that-made-us/ 

Kamau Brathwaite remembered, Trinidad Guardian, May 14, 2020

https://www.guardian.co.tt/article/kamau-brathwaite-remembered-6.2.1116168.cee4169f9c 

New online opportunities for writers, Newsday, May 29, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/05/29/new-online-opportunities-for-writers/ 

“The Little Axe” cuts in, Bocas Book Bulletin, Trinidad Express, June 6, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/the-little-axe-cuts-in/article_b6cb5304-a855-11ea-bd2b-ab3458d9baf5.html 

Conversation Day collaboration with Trini Good Media, Newsday, June 12, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/06/12/sharing-what-were-learning-on-conversation-day/ 

Another meaning of home, Bocas Book Bulletin, Trinidad Express, July 5, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/another-meaning-of-home/article_8ccd2a26-be5f-11ea-87a0-03f831bb05f2.html 

2021 Johnson & Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize opens, Newsday, July 24, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/07/24/caribbean-writers-poetry-prize-opens/ 

Interview with 2020 JAACWP winner Amanda Choo Quan, Trinidad Express, July 25, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/analysing-the-caribbean-experience/article_00a5772a-ced5-11ea-b9da-c7eb8c073177.html 

NGC Bocas Lit Fest remembers 1990, Trinidad Express, July 26, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/ngc-bocas-lit-fest-remembers-1990/article_230c8c46-ced4-11ea-81ac-bbef5c8d1fa4.html 

Pain of attempted coup lingers on, Newsday, July 31, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/07/31/pain-of-attempted-coup-lingers-on/ 

Bios & Bookmarks enters Season 2, Trinidad Express, August 8, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/sunday-readings-with-the-stars/article_afc4490a-d9d1-11ea-83c1-fb6e45f1b9b5.html 

4-year-old is the face of Dragonzilla Short Story Writing Challenge, Looptt, September 9, 2020 

https://www.looptt.com/content/4-year-old-face-childrens-bocas-lit-fest-short-story-challenge 

2021 OCM Bocas Prize opens, Newsday, September 9, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/09/09/ocm-bocas-prize-opens-for-2021/

Fun writing challenge for children, Newsday, September 25, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/09/25/covid-fun-writing-challenge-for-children/

Dragonzilla Short Story Writing Challenge, Newsday, September 27, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/09/27/write-a-short-story-for-dragonzilla-challenge/ 

Polar Vortex, Bocas Book Bulletin, Trinidad Express, October 3, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/polar-vortex/article_d8d4f110-05d6-11eb-90b4-ab9202bdbfa0.html 

Bocas talks reparations for slavery, Newsday, October 9, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/10/09/bocas-talks-reparations-for-slavery/ 

Sir Hilary Beckles on reparations, TV6 news, October 11, 2020

https://www.tv6tnt.com/news/7pmnews/sir-hilary-on-reparations/article_25b53ec2-0c1c-11eb-a95a-7b01ed4a681f.html 

The Caribbean’s case for reparations, Parts1-3, Global Voices October 2020

https://globalvoices.org/2020/10/12/the-caribbeans-case-for-reparations-part-i/

https://globalvoices.org/2020/10/15/the-caribbeans-case-for-reparations-part-ii/

https://globalvoices.org/2020/10/19/the-caribbeans-case-for-reparations-part-iii/

Call for African to join lobby for reparations, Newsday, October 12, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/10/12/call-for-africa-to-join-lobby-for-reparations/?fbclid=IwAR2PakapKO_E5fEHGOlDIDAVlGVgTDNo9sn4A8-1H1ryz_Xx48vs83HkAGk

New content for new laptops, Newsday, October 30, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/10/30/new-content-for-new-laptops/ 

Bocas Lit Fest donates 325 books to schools, Newsday, October 31, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/10/31/bocas-lit-fest-donates-325-books-to-schools/ 

Stick No Bills, Bocas Book Bulletin, Trinidad Express, October 31, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/stick-no-bills/article_3f44dac0-1bd3-11eb-9ac2-4fdc2cc5bba4.html 

Bocas Lit Fest launches Lit’s Be Real, Trinidad Express, November 1, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/lit-s-be-real-kicks-off-on-wednesday/article_9dbe1f90-1bd2-11eb-9eb2-3f15de39f6dc.html 

Bocas hosts writing workshops, Newsday, November 11, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/11/10/bocas-hosts-writing-workshops/ 

Celebrating Jean Rhys, Newsday, November 15, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/11/15/celebrating-jean-rhys-hero-of-caribbean-writers/

Finalists named for Dragonzilla’s Short Story Writing Challenge, Newsday, November 15, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/11/15/22-writers-in-dragonzilla-short-story-finals/

The greatness of Caribbean writer Jean Rhys, Global Voices, November 22, 2020

https://globalvoices.org/2020/11/22/the-greatness-of-caribbean-writer-jean-rhys/ 

Bocas Lit Fest founder receives Chilean award, Newsday, December 4, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/12/04/bocas-lit-fest-founder-receives-chilean-award/   

Bocas Book Bulletin, Trinidad Express, December 5, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/bulletin/article_efefd6d6-375d-11eb-aa66-3fa11aff965b.html 

TT writers vie for Costa Awards, Newsday, December 5, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/12/05/trinidad-and-tobago-writers-vie-for-costa-awards/ 

Godmother of Caribbean literature made honorary RSL fellow, Global Voices, December 5, 2020

https://globalvoices.org/2020/12/05/godmother-of-caribbean-literature-marina-salandy-brown-made-honorary-fellow-of-royal-society-of-literature/ 

Dragonzilla Short Story Writing Challenge winners announced, Newsday, December 13, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/12/13/josse-franco-josh-hansrajwin-dragonzilla-short-story-challenge/ 

Spotlight on Short Story winner Josh Hansraj, Newsday, December 20, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/12/20/spotlight-on-dragonzilla-short-story-winner-josh-hansraj/ 

Colonising literature in reverse, Newsday, December 20, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/12/20/colonising-literature-in-reverse/ 

Caribbean literature making global strides, Trinidad Express, December 23, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/caribbean-literature-making-global-strides/article_56ed5d94-44bb-11eb-a5bc-6f385e0b61dc.html 

Spotlight on Short Story winner Josse Franco, Newsday, December 27, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/12/27/11-year-old-josse-franco-pens-story-of-victory-over-covid19/

 

NGC Bocas Lit Fest goes online, Trinidad Express, August 29, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/bocas-lit-fest-goes-online/article_c80600b6-ea5d-11ea-8f0e-67b4f75d7f71.html

 

NGC Bocas Lit Fest moves online, Looptt, September 10, 2020

https://www.looptt.com/content/ngc-bocas-lit-fest-celebrates-10-years-festival-moves-online

 

NGC Bocas Lit Fest opens with Future Friday, Newsday, September 11, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/09/11/bocas-lit-fest-opens-with-future-friday/

 

More than a festival of literature, Trinidad Express, September 17, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/more-than-a-festival-of-literature/article_6c19112e-f7b6-11ea-b6a5-0791a17b8ec1.html

 

UWI @ NGC Bocas Lit Fest, UWI St Augustine Campus News, September 18, 2020

https://sta.uwi.edu/news/notices/notice.asp?id=25857

 

NGC Bocas Virtual Lit Fest, The Caribbean Commons, CUNY

https://caribbean.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2020/09/17/ngc-bocas-virtual-lit-fest/

 

NGC Bocas Lit Fest to look at Black Power Movement, CNC3, September 17, 2020

https://www.cnc3.co.tt/bocas-lit-fest-streams-online-will-look-at-black-power-movement/

 

Challenges & benefits of a virtual literary festival, Newsday, September 18, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/09/18/bocas-2020-challenges-benefits-of-a-virtual-literary-festival/

 

NGC Bocas Lit Fest begins today, Looptt, September 18, 2020

https://www.looptt.com/content/ngc-bocas-lit-fest-begins-today

 

Jackie Hinkson’s Lit Fest gift, Trinidad Express, September 19, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/features/local/jackie-hinkson-s-lit-fest-gift/article_d9c0a662-fad9-11ea-8daa-8385c64a21ed.html

2020 Bocas prize winners crowned, Trinidad Express, September 20, 2020

https://trinidadexpress.com/news/local/2020-bocas-prize-winners-crowned/article_6e290552-fba6-11ea-9267-5faabbcbc0d9.html

Post-festival coverage: Print & Digital

 

Merle Hodge’s Crick Crack Monkey celebrates 50

https://sta.uwi.edu/uwitoday/article16.asp

 

Caribbean must act, Newsday, September 21, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/09/21/cbean-must-act-on-covid19-climate-change/

 

Local regional history should be taught, Newsday, September 21, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/09/21/local-regional-history-should-be-taught/

 

Finding the leaders, Trinidad Guardian, September 23, 2020

https://www.guardian.co.tt/opinion/finding-the-leaders-6.2.1218084.23053a720c

 

Former Jamaican PM at Lit Fest, Trinidad Guardian, September 20, 2020

https://www.guardian.co.tt/news/former-jamaican-pm-at-bocas-lit-fest-6.2.1215579.e5bedc50f1

 

PJ urges CARICOM to be united, Jamaica Observer, September 22, 2020

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/pj-urges-caricom-to-be-united-in-face-of-changing-global-environment_203683?profile=1470

 

Writers talk Black Power at NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Newsday, September 25, 2020

https://newsday.co.tt/2020/09/25/writers-talk-tt-black-power-at-bocas-lit-fest/

 

Bocas pre-festival coverage

Print

http://www.guardian.co.tt/article/the-2019-ocm-bocas-prize-shortlist-6.2.817676.b571af0432

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/local/three-vie-for-bocas-writers-prize/article_43790be2-4ea3-11e9-991e-73eef75b654b.html

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/features/local/three-women-in-line-for-code-burt-award/article_a83576bc-5e50-11e9-8cb8-2f1cfcb316bb.html

http://wow.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2016-03-16/three-tt-writers-among-code%E2%80%99s-burt-award-finalists

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/03/27/what-about-literature/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/03/31/admired-but-unsupported/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/04/03/poets-in-the-spotlight/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/04/12/bocas-festival-celebrates-new-writing/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/04/16/bocas-teaches-the-business-of-books/

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/opinion/columnists/the-benefits-of-bocas-lit-fest/article_dfbb417e-6c75-11e9-bf66-f7182f1988eb.html

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/local/publisher-wins-award-at-lit-fest-launch/article_092b964e-502e-11e9-8084-bbd7ce516bf4.html

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/04/20/finding-an-equal-place/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/04/26/poetry-slam-final-got-style/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/04/28/a-rich-blend-of-literary-talent/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/04/29/lit-fest-for-children-too/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/04/04/15-to-vie-for-microphone-throne-in-poetry-slam/

TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWY_UXYW-9M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI3axLQFngc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwU4mYyZ_RQ

https://www.tv6tnt.com/news/morning_edition/morning-edition-th-march/article_1fa1f230-5167-11e9-9675-07761e64b9b1.html

https://www.tv6tnt.com/news/morning_edition/morning-edition-nd-may/article_4e2e4824-6cd8-11e9-ba78-bb02c2838996.html

https://vimeo.com/332219261

Looptt

http://www.looptt.com/content/tt-writers-dominate-award-ocm-bocas-prize-longlist

http://www.looptt.com/content/high-scores-tt-women-writers-lit-prize

http://www.looptt.com/content/bocas-lit-fest-creates-space-celebrate-caribbean-talent

http://www.looptt.com/content/watch-book-launches-debates-storytelling-galore-bocas-lit-fest

http://www.looptt.com/content/finalists-announced-burt-code-award

http://www.looptt.com/content/check-out-these-cool-things-do-bocas-lit-fest

http://www.looptt.com/content/first-citizens-national-poetry-slam-semis-are-coming

http://www.looptt.com/content/15-poets-advance-finals-first-citizens-national-poetry-slam

http://www.looptt.com/content/ngc-bocas-childrens-caravan-hits-road-again

http://www.looptt.com/content/thrill-new-voices

http://www.looptt.com/content/qa-code-burt-award-finalists-jeanelle-frontin

http://www.looptt.com/content/qa-code-burt-award-finalists-tamika-gibson

http://www.looptt.com/content/qa-code-burt-award-finalists-diana-mccaulay

Festival and post-festival coverage

Print

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=335715310394741

http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/boca-lit-festival-6.2.835630.cbef9b2903

https://www.guardian.co.tt/news/free-books-at-ngc-bocas-lit-fest-6.2.837140.a35c0fe432

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/03/tell-your-stories-now/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/03/british-journalist-talks-teen-shootings-in-us-tt/

http://www.looptt.com/content/first-time-author-jeanelle-frontin-tops-final-3-code-burt-award

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/opinion/editorials/inside-the-bocas-lit-fest/article_57bf9baa-6dfe-11e9-9ecf-c3d07118d97c.html

http://www.guardian.co.tt/article/an-equal-place-6.2.837854.240eed5aff

http://trinidadexpress.tto.newsmemory.com/?publink=03c19c638

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/features/local/musicianship-sailing-on-the-bocas/article_7c5f1e50-6d3a-11e9-94ab-47daee5115f6.html

https://www.guardian.co.tt/news/meeting-jamaican-novelist-marlon-james-6.2.838420.926bb0d1dd

http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/browne-cops-top-literary-prize-with-high-mas-6.2.838940.249346da30

http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/capitalism-and-slavery-at-75-6.2.837989.e9a7214ba9

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/05/stewart-wins-poetry-slam/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/06/what-you-missed-if-you-didnt-attend-the-national-poetry-slam/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/06/trinis-sweep-bocas-lit-fest-awards/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/05/tts-kevin-adonis-browne-wins-ocm-bocas-prize/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/06/around-the-world-in-five-days/

https://newsday.co.tt/2018/05/06/jacob-ross-master-of-his-craft/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/08/an-equal-place-2/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/08/poetry-alive-and-hopeful/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/12/the-individual-and-the-nation/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/11/another-week-in-paradise/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/12/giving-non-fiction-rightful-place/

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/14/books-will-never-die/

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/local/bocas-lit-fest-winner-salutes-rum-drinkers/article_fb5b88a6-6f9c-11e9-b8f7-df252afe9a29.html

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/features/local/a-woman-s-word/article_215c74a8-76a4-11e9-9489-63fe098e792e.html

https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/19/an-unlikely-champion/

TV

https://www.facebook.com/CNC3Television/photos/bocas-lit-fest-are-you-readydownload-our-new-app-wwwcnc3cottappthe-trinidad-and-/10157310080467996/

http://www.cnc3.co.tt/news/bocas-literature-festival-writing-world

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M12FDvkypQo&t=43s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M12FDvkypQo&t=43s

https://youtu.be/b7UWQuCqf6I

https://www.tv6tnt.com/news/morning_edition/morning-edition-rd-may/article_b1535bda-6da3-11e9-9531-4bcca820a472.html

https://www.tv6tnt.com/news/morning_edition/morning-edition-th-may/article_b5ef3f20-77de-11e9-8a51-732fdbabae55.html

https://www.tv6tnt.com/news/7pmnews/kevin-browne-wins-ocm-bocas-prize/article_3873e94c-6f87-11e9-ab9c-abf59025c2a4.html

TV coverage:

https://www.tv6tnt.com/news/7pmnews/national-poetry-slam/article_7843ac72-2bd8-11e8-a6ff-ab14003426a6.html

https://www.tv6tnt.com/news/morning_edition/morning-edition-st-march/article_940ca902-2d0b-11e8-af84-c721e4f4b4bc.html

http://ctvtt.com/ctv/index.php/c-news/news/item/54946-2018-bocas-lit-festival-from-april-25th-29th

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=d1tnadLXgxA

https://www.cnc3.co.tt/morning-brew/bocas-lit-fest-explosion-talent

https://www.tv6tnt.com/news/morning_edition/morning-edition-rd-april/article_00477826-46fd-11e8-a7a0-37d35595d127.html

https://www.tv6tnt.com/news/7pmnews/ngc-bocas-lit-fest/article_9b237354-4c1b-11e8-834f-57495500a366.html

Online & print coverage:

https://www.finebooksmagazine.com/fine_books_blog/2018/03/the-2018-ngc-bocas-lit-festival-coming-to-the-caribbean-in-april.phtml

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/features/local/a-prize-of-many-firsts/article_7dd1305c-2a5b-11e8-92ff-3782282f31a3.html

http://newsday.co.tt/2018/03/23/bocas-lit-fest-launched/

http://guyanachronicle.com/2018/03/24/being-happy-about-trinidads-2018-ngc-bocas-lit-fest

http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2018-03-24/biggest-literary-event-anglophone-caribbean-tt

http://www4.guardian.co.tt/columnist/2018-04-01/inspiration%E2%80%94bocas-lit-fest

http://newsday.co.tt/2018/04/13/still-time-to-joinbocas-lit-fest-storytelling-caravan-for-children/

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/features/local/bocas-explores-an-island-state-of-mind/article_1afe5bc0-45c8-11e8-994f-f759543f99bc.html

http://www4.guardian.co.tt/news/2018-04-21/bocas-lit-fest-more-writing

http://reccaribbean.com/2018/04/21/the-power-of-poetry-qa-with-derron-sandy/

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/features/local/star-writer-andre-alexis-for-bocas/article_053cc1fe-45c9-11e8-9cb9-472f64c94cf6.html

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/features/local/bocas-is-back/article_3332d624-45ca-11e8-b977-af1227668f5c.html

https://buzz.tt/event/view/the-2018-ngc-childrens-bocas-lit-fest

http://www.looptt.com/content/over-100-events-carded-bocas-lit-fest-kicks

http://www.looptt.com/content/bocas-celebrates-20th-anniversary-lgbt-literary-readings

http://newsday.co.tt/2018/04/27/passionate-backchat/

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/local/guyanese-writer-wins-second-burt-award/article_4f0c6bec-48f6-11e8-86b7-8782f4c66b65.html

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/opinion/columnists/bocas-lit-fest-a-catalyst-for-literary-tourism/article_c593000c-4750-11e8-9ec4-27da5b605f31.html

http://www.looptt.com/content/drama-takes-over-bocas-lit-fest-weekend

http://newsday.co.tt/2018/04/26/talk-yuh-talk-at-bocas-lit-fest/

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/local/bocas-winner-it-s-an-incomparable-feeling/article_c7bb0288-4c11-11e8-9941-1bbce14c753d.html

http://www.ncctt.org/new/index.php/media-centre/news/609-old-mas-competition-heats-up-bocas-lit-fest-2018.html

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/features/local/t-t-writer-wins-ocm-bocas-prize/article_6d399fa0-4b57-11e8-adc0-0ffb36833a2a.html

http://www.trinidadandtobagonews.com/blog/?p=11068-SelwynCudjoe

http://newsday.co.tt/2018/05/01/no-closets-here/

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/features/local/deneka-slammed-them-hard/article_230004c6-4f29-11e8-b515-df22aa0509f2.html

http://newsday.co.tt/2018/05/03/a-walk-through-time/

https://www.facebook.com/reccaribbean/posts/1979966672332658

http://newsday.co.tt/2018/05/05/oh-my-word/

http://newsday.co.tt/2018/05/05/capitalising-on-our-oral-traditions/

http://www.tobagotoday.co.tt/columnist/2018-05-06/memories-bocas-lit-fest-2018

http://newsday.co.tt/2018/05/06/a-dazzling-bocas-lit-fest/

https://barbadosunderground.net/2018/05/03/is-the-bocas-literary-festival-biased/

Trinidad Diary: Jonathan Ford,Financial Times, May 26, 2017.

Firing the canon at Bocas 2017, by Caryina SharplesTrinidad Express, May 4, 2017.

So you want to write a book?,Trinidad Express, May, 2017.

NGC Bocas Lit Fest at Seven, by Philip Nanton, Trinidad Guardian, May, 2017.

Building up young adult lit, by Erline Andrews, Trinidad Guardian, May 20, 2017.

If youth is wasted on the young, what about words?, by Shivanee RamlochanTrinidad Guardian, May 6, 2017.

Bruno is new slam champion,Newsday, May 4, 2017.

God had a Bajan accent: Bocas winner on novel inspiration,Trinidad Express, April 30, 2017.

CJ at the Bocas Lit Fest,Trinidad Express, April 30, 2017.

PM Keith Rowley at the Bocas Lit Fest,Trinidad Express, April 29, 2017.

Prisoners show their poetic talent at Bocas 2017,Loop TT, April 27, 2017.

Politics meets poetry in Bocas 2017 line-up,Trinidad Express, April 22, 2017.

Bocas CineLit opens with Panama Canal stories,Trinidad Guardian, April 20, 2017.

CineLit honours Derek Walcott,Trinidad Newsday, April 14, 2017.

Children tell the best stories: a new collection from the Bocas caravan,Trinidad Newsday, April 13, 2017.

Witchbroom’s magic rises again,Trinidad Guardian, March 27, 2017.

Poetry slam prize goes to $50,000,Trinidad Newsday, March 24, 2017.

Books can change lives,Trinidad Express, March 22, 2017.

Younger writers dominate OCM bocas prize,Trinidad Express, March 22, 2017.

Top UK critic for film reviewing workshop,Trinidad Guardian, March 6, 2017.

20 best literary festivals around the world,PenguinRandomHouse Writers Academy, Feb 10, 2017.

Growing a culture of criticism,Trinidad Guardian, Jan 19, 2017.

A very good year for T&T writers,Trinidad Guardian, Jan 1, 2017.

Another TT Poet wins UK Award, Trinidad Express, Nov 2, 2016.

From Prison to Poetry, by Andre Bagoo, Newsday, Monday May 30, 2016.

From ode to Desha to unexpected crown, by Julien Neaves, Newsday, Sunday, May 8 2016.

Setting for Trinidad and Tobago Immigration, by Carolyn Cooper, Jamaica Gleaner, Sunday 8 May, 2016.

Marlon James makes hero’s return to Caribbean at Bocas Festival, by Claire Armistead, UK Guardian, 5 May 2016

Jamaican author cops Bocas top prize, by Anna Ramdass, Daily Express, 5 May 2016

Bermudian author wins literary prize, Royal Gazette, 3 May 2016

Trini-born author wins CODE Burt Award, by Camille Hunte, Daily Express, 30 April 2016

Barking up Bocas, by Raymond Ramcharitar, Trinidad Guardian, 27 April 2016

Leaping between the lines, by Shereen Ali, Trinidad Guardian, 27 April 2016

Poetry Stars at Bocas, by Andre Bagoo, Newsday, 26 April 2016

Cine Lit Fest to bridge TT & Latin America, NewsdayMonday, April 25 2016

How I became a “Hard Head” Poet, Trinidad Guardian, 24 April 2016

Capildeo bares all in new book, Newsday, 18 April 2016

Raymond launches The Colour of Shadows, Trinidad Guardian, Thursday April 14, 2016

Children inspire Protector’s PledgeNewsday, Sunday, April 10 2016

Cricket T20: Fun and woes by Marina Salandy-Brown, Newsday, Thursday April 7, 2016

Hiroona – an early literary landmark, by Bridget Brereton, Trinidad Express, Thursday  April 7, 2016

Burt Award finalist Tamika Gibson: Caribbean full of fresh stories, Newsday, Sunday, April 3 2016

13 square off in finals of Poetry Slam, Trinidad Express, March 27, 2016

Saunders tops them all, by Sateesh Maharaj, Trinidad Express, March 22, 2016

Nine-day Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad Express, March 22, 2016

Literary festival has longer run, more features, Trinidad Guardian, March 22, 2016

Three T&T writers among CODE’s Burt Award finalists, Trinidad Guardian, Thursday March 17, 2016

Finalists for CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Announced, Tropical Fete Inc, March 12, 2016

Guyanese writer shortlisted again for Burt Award, Stabroek News, March 12, 2016

Students battle in 2016 Spoken Word Intercol, Trinidad Guardian, Thursday, March 3, 2016

‘An Unapologetic Independent Thinker’: A Conversation With St. Lucian Poet Vladimir Lucien, Global Voices, February 2015

André Alexis, Austin Clarke nominated for Caribbean Literature prize, CBC Books, March 2016

André Alexis, Austin Clarke, Olive Senior longlisted for OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, Quill and Quire, March, 2016

Why do people write stories? by Marina Salandy-Brown, Newsday, Thursday, March 3 2016

Teju Cole on A House for Mr Biswas by VS Naipaul – a novel of full-bore Trinidadian savvy, The Guardian, February 12 2016

Editors take the Spotlight in Georgetown, Trinidad Guardian, January 31, 2016

Language and Reinvention: featuring Trinidadian poet Vahni Capildeo, Start the Week, BBC Radio Podcast

Book, chapter and verse, Andre Bagoo, Newsday, January 24 2016

Forces of Nature Bound in Words, Trinidad Guardian, Sunday, January 17, 2016

Challenging the world to take stock of a new era of Caribbean writing
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20151114/features/challenging-the-world-to-take-stock-of-a-new-era-of-writing-caribbean-writing

Trini Novelist wins top Canadian Prize
http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,219807.html

Acclaimed authors preview South Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad Guardian, Sunday, October 11, 2015
http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2015-10-10/acclaimed-authors-preview-south-bocas-lit-fest

Waxing lyrical, the 2015 VERSES Bocas Poetry Slam winner
http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2015-05-08/waxing-lyrical

“Poetry is a matter of bravery” Vladimir Lucien
http://www.newsday.co.tt/features/0,210796.html

Caribbean literature’s favourite englishman
http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2015-05-10/caribbean-literature’s-favourite-englishman

For the love of literature
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/commentaries/For-love-of-literature-301774461.html

Trini among writers shortlisted for literary award
http://www.guardian.co.tt/arts/2015-04-08/trini-among-writers-shortlisted-literary-award

Bocas and CODE announce finalists for the 2015 Burt Award
http://www.guardian.co.tt/arts/2015-03-11/code-bocas-lit-fest-announce-finalists-literature-award

The Race for the Hollick Arvon Prize
http://www.newsday.co.tt/features/0,208382.html

$20,000 for Top Poet
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/20000-for-top-poet-298993011.html

Three-way race for OCM Bocas Prize
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/3-writer-race-for-OCM-Bocas-Prize-298369801.html

Bocas Lit Fest Breaking New Ground
http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2015-03-27/bocas-lit-fest-breaking-new-ground

Celebrating Raoul’s Work: 2015 NGC Bocas Lit Fest Launched
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Celebrating-Raouls-work-296821391.html

Auditions for the 2015 Verses Bocas Poetry Slam: The biggest slam in the Caribbean, Jan 2015
http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/2015/01/verses-bocas-poetry-slam-auditions-2015/

Bocas Lit Fest Heads South, Oct 29, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2014-10-29/bocas-lit-fest-heads-south

OCM Bocas Prize Winners at Babel Festival in Switzerland, Sept 2014
http://repeatingislands.com/2014/09/26/ocm-bocas-prize-winners-at-babel-switzerland/

Ready, Set, Read: The Burt Award for Caribbean Literature
http://caribbean-beat.com/issue-128/ready-set-read#axzz36na0OURo

Bocas goes to Harlem, Jul 4, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/sunday-mix/Bocas-goes-to-Harlem-265870661.html

Bocas feeds pride in Caribbean Lit, Monday, May 5, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2014-05-04/bocas-feeds-pride-caribbean-lit

Caribbean Poets Celebrate Mikey Smith, 30 Apr 2014
http://www.susumba.com/books/reviews/caribbean-poets-celebrate-mikey-smith

‘All Over Again’ Takes Top Award, Burt Award for Cairbbean Literature, 29 April 2014
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140429/ent/ent2.html

Poetic Triumph for Idrees, Apr 28 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Poetic-triumph-for-Idrees-257086721.html

‘Whatless Boys’ wins it for writer Antoni…promises to share US$10,000 prize with fellow authors, 27 April 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Whatless-Boys-wins-it-for-writer-Antoni-256919101.html

Boyd Tonkin: NGC Bocas Lit Fest is in keeping with Port of Spain’s pedigree as a Caribbean writer’s heaven, Saturday 26 April 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/boyd-tonkin-ngc-bocas-lit-fest-is-in-keeping-with-port-of-spains-pedigree-as-a-caribbean-writers-heaven-9290970.html

Sanding Room only for the Pepperpot launch, 25 April 2014
http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/standing-room-pepperpot-launch/

Bocas on Dub: Bocas Literary Fest Shines Light on Dub Poetry, 21 April 2014
http://www.susumba.com/books/news/bocas-dub-bocas-literary-fest-shines-light-dub-poetry

Lit Fest writers on UWI campus, Apr 18, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Lit-Fest-writers-on-UWI-campus-255832921.html

Region’s top poets at Bohemia show, 18 Apr 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Regions-top-poets-at–Bohemia-show-255832891.html?m=y&smobile=y

Good news story: Bocas here to stay
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/commentaries/Good-news-story-Bocas-here-to-stay-257081001.html?m=y&smobile=y

Bocas Lit Fest tackles crime writing
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Bocas-Lit-Fest-tackles-crime-writing-255732431.html

Workshop to focus on Crime fiction
http://www.newsday.co.tt/features/0,192354.html

NGC Bocas makes radio debut
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/NGC-Bocas-Lit-Fest-makes-radio-debut-256271031.html

Over 100 writers in 2014 Bocas line-up, Apr 21, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Over-100-writers-in-2014-Bocas-line-up-255957481.html?m=y&smobile=y

TTW, Bocas Lit Fest host ‘HeLa’ production, March 28 2014
http://www.newsday.co.tt/features/0,192577.html

Tobago kick-off on Friday, Mar 24, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/featured-news/Tobago-kick-off-on-Friday-252064481.html

Three T&T authors among OCM Bocas Prize finalists, 26 Feb 2014
https://guardian.co.tt/entertainment/2014-02-26/three-tt-authors-among-ocm%E2%80%88bocas-prize-finalists

Free Workshops for writers of fiction for children and young adults in Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad, 17 Feb 2014
http://www.cariblit.org/blog/free-workshops-for-writers-of-fiction-for-children-and-young-adults-in-jamaica-guyana-and-trinidadand-tobago

Spoken word in the spotlight, Feb 11 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2014-02-10/spoken-word-spotlight

Short Pants to lead lyrics writing workshop, 17 Jan 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Short-Pants-to-lead-lyrics-writing-workshop-240940961.html

“Writers must listen, read more”
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Writers-must-listen-read-more-232281311.html

“T&T needs to read more”
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/TT-needs-to-read-more-232215531.html

Renowned writers in South today
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Renowned-writers-in-South-Central-today-232144051.html?m=y&smobile=y

Bocas heads to South, Central
http://www.newsday.co.tt/features/0,186318.html

Bocas Lit Fest Heads to South
http://guardian.co.tt/entertainment/2013-11-10/bocas-lit-fest-heads-south

Young Writers add their two cents
http://guardian.co.tt/arts/2013-07-21/young-writers-add-their-two-cents

Bocas winner’s cover goes underground
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/featured-news/Bocas-winners-cover-goes–215606131.html

Not Just About Writers: Talking with Bocas Lit Fest Founder
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/05/13/trinidad-tobago-talking-with-ngc-bocas-lit-fest-founder-marina-salandy-brown/

World Writers at Bocas
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/sunday-mix/WORLD_WRITERS_AT_BOCAS-196799601.html

Visitors Taken Back in Time at the Bocas Lit Fest
http://americas.sas.ac.uk/about-us/news/icws-fellow-john-cowley-presents-bocas-lit-fest-trinidad-and-tobago

My Bocas Lit Fest by Lisa Allen-Agostini
http://www.guardian.co.tt/columnist/2013-04-29/my-bocas-lit-fest

EWWC Debates Stimulating but Too Short by Desiree Seebaran
http://www.guardian.co.tt/arts/2013-05-04/ewwc-debates-stimulating-too-short

A National Literature by Andre Bagoo
http://www.newsday.co.tt/commentary/0,177548.html

From Trinidad to Guyana by Jeremy Poynting
http://www.stabroeknews.com/2013/features/in-the-diaspora/05/06/from-trinidad-to-guyana/

Revaluing Caribbean Literature in the Stabroek News
http://www.stabroeknews.com/2013/opinion/editorial/05/18/revaluing-caribbean-literature/

Under the Saltire Flag by Kei Miller
http://keimiller.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/in-defense-of-maas-joe/

Barbara Jenkins – a Poui of a Writer by Tanya Batson Savage
http://www.susumba.com/books/interviews/barbara-jenkins-poui-writer

Our Bocas by Stephen Narain
http://groundationgrenada.com/2013/05/24/our-bocas/

The Sacred and the Propane by BC Pires
http://www.guardian.co.tt/columnist/2013-05-02/sacred-and-propane

Archipelago by Monique Roffey Cops Bocas Prize 2013
http://www.susumba.com/books/news/archipelago-monique-roffey-cops-bocas-prize-2013

Barbara Jenkins Cops Hollick Avron Emerging Writers Prize
http://www.susumba.com/books/news/barbara-jenkins-cops-hollick-arvon-emerging-writers-prize

Trinis lead Bocas shortlist
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/featured-news/Trinis-lead-Bocas-Shortlist-202449091.html

Why Investigate the Question of a National Literature? Hannah Lowe Blogs from Trinidad
http://www.edinburghworldwritersconference.org/national-literature/why-investigate-the-question-of-a-national-literature-hannah-lowe-blogs-from-ewwc-trinidad/

The NGC Bocas Lit Fest
http://www.newsday.co.tt/features/0,176633.html

A Gift to the Country
http://ngc.co.tt/wp-content/uploads/pdf/advertisements/NGC_PostBocas_May_3.pdf

Bocas Storytelling caravan tomorrow
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Bocas-Storytelling-caravan-tomorrow–201550311.html

Lit Fest Heads to City Hall
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Lit-Fest-heads-to-City-Hall-tomorrow-202224651.html

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