2020 is a milestone year for us and we're celebrating with events all year long! Here are the writers, speakers, and performers who appear in our regular Bocas@10 programming (in-person, online, TV and radio), as well as those who appear in the first virtual NGC Bocas Lit Fest, 18-20 September.

Alissa Trotz

Associate Professor in Women and Gender Studies

Amanda Alcántara

Author of 'Chula'

Amanda Choo Quan

Winner of the 2020 Johnson & Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize

Amílcar Sanatan

Writer | Academic | Activist

Andil Gosine

Professor of Environmental Arts & Justice at York University, Toronto

Andre Bagoo

Author of 'The Undiscovered Country'

Andy Knight

Professor of International Relations

Ann-Margaret Lim

Jamaican Poet

Anthony Joseph

Poet | Novelist | Musician

Arielle John

Writer | Cultural Researcher

Attillah Springer

Writer and activist

Ayanna Gillian Lloyd

fiction and creative non-fiction writer

Barbara Lalla

Professor Emerita of language and literature | Novelist

Black Sage

Calypsonian | Extempo lyricist

Brandon O’Brien

writer featured in New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean
Brian London

Brian London


Bridget Brereton

Professor Emerita of history | Author

Canisia Lubrin

Author of 'The Dyzgraphxst'

Caroline Mackenzie

Author of 'One Year of Ugly'

Celia A. Sorhaindo

Author of 'Guabancex'

Chike Pilgrim

Writer | Historian

Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

Winner of the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry

Desiree Seebaran

Winner of the 2019 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize for poetry

Diana McCaulay

Author of 'Daylight Come'

Earl Lovelace

Critically-acclaimed Trinidadian writer

Edwidge Danticat

Author of 'Everything Inside', 2020 OCM Bocas Prize Fiction winner

Elisha Efua Bartels

Writer | Performer | Director

Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw

Author of 'Stick No Bills'

Gabrielle Hosein

Head of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, UWI St. Augustine

Gloriann Sacha Antonetty Lebrón

Puerto Rican writer and educator

Godfrey P. Smith

Author of 'The Assassination of Maurice Bishop'

Grace Aneiza Ali

Assistant Professor | Curator | Editor

Hadassah K. Williams

Writer featured in the anthology New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean
Ingriod Persaud

Ingrid Persaud

Author of 'Love after Love'

Ira Mathur

Journalist and writer

Jacob Ross

Author of 'Black Rain Falling'

Jacqueline Bishop

Writer | Visual Artist

Jeanelle Frontin

Author of The YaraStar trilogy

Jeremy Poynting

Founder and Managing Editor of Peepal Tree Press

John Robert Lee

Author of 'Pierrot'

Karen Lord

Author of 'Unravelling'

Katherine Agyemaa Agard

Author of 'Of Colour'

Kenyon Farrow

Editor of

Kevin Adonis Browne

Winner of the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize

Kyle Hernandez

Writer | Performer | Poet

L. A. Wanliss

Poet | Performer

Lasana M. Sekou

Poet | Author | Publisher

Lauren Francis-Sharma

Author of 'Book of the Little Axe'

Laurence Breiner

Professor of English at Boston University

Lisa Allen-Agostini

Author of 'Home Home'

Loretta Collins Klobah

Prize-winning Poet

Malka Older

Sci-fi writer | Sociologist

Maria Grau Perejoan

Lecturer | Academic

Marina Salandy-Brown

Founder and Director of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest

Melissa Doughty

Writer | Journalist

Monique Roffey

Author of 'The Mermaid of Black Conch'

Muli Amaye

Author of A House With No Angels

Nailah Folami Imoja

Barbadian/British Writer | Performer | Educator

Nalo Hopkinson

Jamaican-Canadian Speculative Fiction Writer

Nicholas Laughlin

Programme Director of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest

Nicole Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Spanish at UWI

Olive Senior

Prize-winning Jamaican Writer

P.J. Patterson

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica

Rabindranath Maharaj

Author of 'Fatboy Fall Down'

Richard Fung

Video Artist | Cultural Critic

Richard Georges

Author of 'Epiphaneia', 2020 OCM Bocas Prize Overall Winner

Rosamond King

Creative and Critical Writer

Shineque Saunders

Spoken word poet

Shivanee Ramlochan

Poet |  critic | book blogger

Sonia Farmer

Author of 'The Best Estimation in the World'

Sunity Maharaj

MD of the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies | Journalist

Tessa McWatt

Author of 'Shame on Me', 2020 OCM Bocas Prize Non-Fiction winner

Tobias S. Buckell

New York Times bestselling author

Vahni Capildeo

Author of 'Skin Can Hold'

Vladimir Lucien

Author of 'Sounding Ground', winner of the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize

Winston Trotman

Spoken word poet

Zakiya ‘Griot’ Gill

Spoken word poet

Zalika Reid-Benta

Author of 'Frying Plantain'