Bocas Lit Fest


Calling Caribbean writers of all genres! Showcase your work to an international audience at an NGC Bocas Lit Fest fave: our virtual Stand and Deliver, where writers of all kinds and levels of experience can share their work with others in an open forum. It’s where some of our now successful writers started.

This virtual, open mic event will be broadcast during the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, 23-25 April. 

You can join our exciting lineup of 2021 Festival writers by submitting a video recording of yourself reading or performing a piece of original writing–whether prose, poetry, or spoken word. Open to Caribbean writers and performers at home and the diaspora. Videos must be no longer than 5 minutes, and submitted by 6pm on 3 April 2021.

 Video Submission Guidelines

  • Whatever file format your device records in would be fine.
  • Videos should be shot in a landscape orientation on a sturdy surface.
  • Good lighting and audio are essential.
  • Background should be free of distractions e.g. busy kitchen countertops, cluttered desks.
  • Be sure that your camera is in focus and that you’re clearly visible to your virtual audience.
  • Your video must be no longer than 5 minutes.  Recordings beyond that time will be cut off at the 5 minute mark.
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