The Writers Centre

A space dedicated to writers and literary programmes!

Home of the Bocas Lit Fest and the 2 Cents Movement, 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.

What's On?

Beyond the First Draft: Literary Craft Studio #2

The second session in a series of literary craft studios with prize-winning writer, lecturer and editor for The Literary Consultancy in London - Monique Roffey. This covers topics including: ‘Scenification’: underwriting/over writing scenes, Types of scenes and why all your scenes shouldn’t be the same, Avoiding the episodic, classic and non classic structure, Themes and ideas/the 'secret centre' of your story, Invisible stitching/systems of metaphor Find out more

Beyond the First Draft: Literary Craft Studio #3

The third and final session in a series of literary craft studios with prize-winning writer, lecturer and editor for The Literary Consultancy in London - Monique Roffey. Topics to be covered include: Characterization/how well do you know your characters? Creating a dossier; The filter of your 'true voice'/being yourself/avoiding a 'high lit’ tone; Making decisions and sticking to them; Making decisions and having the courage to throw them out; Ending your story; What should a second draft look like? Find out more

BYOBB: Bring Your Own Book & Bottle (February)

A regular TWC calendar feature, this event aims to connect readers of all genres in a relaxed environment. It's about building community around books and book conversation, and creating a kind of in-person extension of our virtual Book Network. The format is simple: You bring a book you’re currently reading/have read and share excerpts from it, reading aloud. We then open the floor to your fellow book-lovers. Find out more

BYOBB: Bring Your Own Book & Bottle (April)

BYOBB – Bring Your Own Book & Bottle A regular TWC calendar feature, this event aims to connect readers of all genres in a relaxed environment. It's about building community around books and book conversation, and creating a kind of in-person extension of our virtual Book Network. The format is simple: You bring a book you’re currently reading/have read and share excerpts from it, reading aloud. We then open the floor to your fellow book-lovers. Note: Each person gets up to 15 mins - reading + discussion. And, importantly, you bring a bottle of your preferred drink. 😉 So, it’s essentially what the name suggests: you show up with your book & bottle, and come Find out more
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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.