The KFC BOCAS Children’s Lit Fest Workshops 2013

kfc[fontpress type=”webfonts” name=”Coming Soon” size=”18px” lh=”28px” color=”#1481c5″]During the entire month of April, in the lead up to the four-day festival at the National Library in Port of Spain, there were storytelling events every weekend at various locations around the country for children aged 6 to 15 years. In Sangre Grande and Belmont, storytellers visited two children’s homes.[/fontpress]

[fontpress type=”webfonts” name=”Coming Soon” size=”18px” lh=”28px” color=”#ef4939″]From April 25-April 28th, there was a full programme of children’s events at the National Library, including readings by children’s authors, writing workshops and storytelling. Click here to view the festival programme.[/fontpress]

Download a printable copy of the KFC National Library Programme for 2013 here.



Saturday 6th April

Venue: Lowland Malls Tobago
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Storyteller: Thelma Perkins & Danielle
Story: The Forest Raiders: What happens when four friends visit the oldest rainforest in Tobago?

Venue: KFC El Dorado
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Storyteller: Lylah Persad  & Natacha
Story: How Jessie moved to Trinidad: Family events cause big changes in Jessie’s life.

Saturday 13th April

Venue: KFC Gulf View
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Storyteller: Auntie Thea & Natasha
Story: Adventure in the Cocoa Estate: Peter, Blossom, Jessie and Robin investigate strange happenings at the cocoa estate.

Venue: KFC Pt. Fortin
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Storyteller: Errol Fabien & Danielle
Story: Robin Goes the Extra Mile: Sport is more than a game to Robin, until he discovers that a friend in need is a friend indeed.

Venue: KFC Couva
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Storyteller: Auntie Thea & Natasha
Story: A Duen by the River: Blossom decides to play a trick that lands her in trouble.


Wednesday 17th April

Venue: St. Dominic’s Children’s Home, Belmont
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Storyteller: Dara Healy & Danielle
Story: Friends Help an Angry Boy: An unfriendly boy comes to school.



Saturday 20th April

Venue: Mayaro Resource Centre
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Storyteller: Kurtis Gross & Danielle

Camping Trip in Mayaro: What happens after friends hear a scary story by the campfire at night? / Danger Lurks in Blossom’s Garden: What does she do when she discovers an unusual visitor?

Venue: KFC Windsor
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Storyteller: Auntie Thea & Natasha
Story: Peter Gets His laptop: Events occur on the day Peter gets his new laptop.

Venue: KFC Chaguanas
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Storyteller: Auntie Thea & Natasha
Story: Robin Makes News: One Independence Day, Robin tops the news.


Saturday 27th April

Venue: National Library, Port of Spain
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Storyteller: Miguel Brown & Danielle
Story: Peter Writes his Game: Peter surprises his friends when he decides to write his own computer game.

Venue: National Library, Port of Spain
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Storyteller: Lylah Persad & Natasha
Story: Friends from school go Down the Islands: What does she do when she discovers an unusual visitor?
These are the stories that children should come prepared to tell with the others.  They will be collected for a book.