2015 Event Categories

The 5th annual NGC Bocas Lit Fest, 29 April - 3 May, was free and open to the public. All events took place at the National Library and Old Fire Station in downtown Port of Spain, unless otherwise stated.

Words Alive
The best of contemporary poetry and fiction, from an exciting lineup of Caribbean and international authors

Big Ideas
Debate the questions of the day or of the ages with our panels of writers and thinkers, and join intimate salon conversations

Say It Loud
The spoken word renaissance

New Talent
Meet the next generation of great Caribbean writers as they launch their literary careers

Learn from the best, and hone your literary skills

The books and writers of the year, via the Bocas Lit Fest’s four annual award programmes

Moving Pictures
Literature brought to life on screen though our curated film screenings

In Tribute
Honouring our literary heritage and our great writers, past and present

Play On
The festival is alive — with the sound of music

Future Friday
Creating brave new worlds: a special programme of events at the 2015 festival, focused on Caribbean speculative fiction and all the ways that “reality” can learn from “fantasy”

Lost and Found
Why translation matters: a special programme of events at the 2015 festival, bringing together an array of translators and writers to debate how language both connects and divides