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The 2016 NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Saturday 23 April - Sunday 1 May 2016.

Click here to download a PDF version of the 2016 festival programme.

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

Writers First
Meet the next generation of 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

Literature brought to life on screen though our Latin American and Caribbean Literary Film Festival

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

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

Shakespeare + Cervantes
Celebrating the shared 400th anniversary of the greatest writers in the English and Spanish languages

Bloody Friday
How do crime and noir fiction help us make sense of the world we live in?