This year we brought to life our first youth festival, sponsored by NGC!
The inaugural NGC Bocas Youth Fest featured a spoken word masterclass with poet maestro Derron Sandy in July, and a full afternoon of performance, author interviews, readings and debates by and for youth on Thursday 19 August.
The NGC Bocas Youth Writer Award was also launched, the first inter-genre writing award celebrating the young people writing across multiple mediums: social media, blogs, printed press and short stories. Who are some of the young people using writing to make an impact? We are on a journey to find out.
NGC BOCAS YOUTH FEST PROGRAMME
With the exception of the Spoken Word Masterclass, the entire festival was broadcast in one livestream on 19 August from both our Facebook and YouTube pages, and was free and open to the online public.
The recordings of Festival’s events will remain available for a limited time post-Festival, for those wishing to revisit or view events at their leisure.