The Writers Centre

The Writers Centre & COVID-19 Restrictions

The Writers Centre is closed to the public while social distancing measures are in place, and we continue to support Caribbean reading, writing, and ideas in virtual space!

A space for writers and literary programmes in Trinidad

Home of the Bocas Lit Fest, The Writers Centre is a space dedicated to writers and literary programmes in Trinidad, one that will help affirm the city’s growing reputation as the literary capital of the Anglophone Caribbean. The Writers Centre is an arts-friendly, collaborative, entrepreneurial enterprise ready to serve members of our dynamic community of creative self-starters.

Book Your Creative Space

The historic bungalow with its breezy verandah, high ceilings and many of its original wooden finishings, hosts an intimate indoor event space – ideal for readings, discussions, launches, workshops, meetings and other events year-round. The premises also boast flexible outdoor spaces that can be easily transformed to satisfy the needs of receptions, performances and film screenings. 

So we’ve included a co-working space with two hot-desks to support professionals needing temporary workspace with full office facilities. We’re conveniently situated two blocks from Tragarete Road, a main public transportation route into Port of Spain, and two minutes walking distance from Maraval Road, which offers a variety of eating (and drinking) options.

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Resources for Writers

Writing Workshops

The Bocas Lit Fest offers workshops throughout the year – both online and in-person at The Writers Centre (when safe to do so) – with a range of free and paid opportunities for writers at all levels.

Publishing Consultancy

From preparing query letters for literary agents to crunching the numbers for producing your own book, we’re here to help you understand the publishing industry and make your book a reality. We offer personalised, one-on-one meetings to help develop your publishing plan after reviewing your manuscript, or you can reach out to us by email for recommendations and resources to help you manage your own publishing journey.

Friends of Bocas

Every NGC Bocas Lit Fest has included talks, seminars and events around writing and publishing, and many of these are still available in our festival archive, curated for Friends of the Bocas Lit Fest, amongst many other benefits for writers and lovers of literature! Stay tuned for our launch date so you can be amongst the first to join our community of book-lovers, writers and industry professionals.

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