This year we’ll bring to life our first youth festival, sponsored by NGC! The months of July and August will be packed with master classes, author interviews, readings and debates by and for youth. We’ll also launch the youth writer of the year award, 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.
Stay tuned for more news, where you can look forward to:
CSEC Author Interviews by Youth
Literary giants will get up close with young readers in this conversation series, intended to equip students in their CSEC literature journey.
Youth Spoken Word Masterclass
Some of the best spoken word poets will offer their knowledge and guidance in this Masterclass series, allowing young writers the opportunity to hone their spoken word skill and have their work featured on the NGC Bocas Lit Fest platforms.
Youth Blog Writing Masterclass
For those young people who are keen to share their views with the world and empower others.
Youth Lit Debate
In this debate series on contemporary topics in literature, youth teams will bring wit and flare to the fore as they dissect arguments and push the envelope on how literature is taught, learnt and understood.
Youth Writer of the Year Award
A social media first inter-genre writing award celebrating youth writing across multiple mediums: social media, blogs, printed press and short stories. This award will recognise the young people who are using writing to make an impact.