Celebrating 10 Years

We're celebrating this milestone with events all year round! Social distancing is in full effect, but literary events continue to bring us together in the virtual world.

So many upcoming events, including our very own #bocas2020, have been postponed, but that’s no reason we can’t celebrate Caribbean reading, writing, and ideas in virtual space.

Whether it’s live readings on multiple social media platforms, podcasts, webinars and e-workshops, virtual conferencing, book launches or more, we’ll be using this platform to curate and share upcoming online events with you. Stay tuned for programming based in Trinidad and Tobago, the region, and abroad, focused on representing and highlighting the work of Caribbean writers, scholars, and thinkers. We hope you’ll tune in frequently, leave comments and encouragements for your favourite writers, and share these events widely: your support of virtual programming in the arts matters greatly, especially now. 

Day 1
19 Mar 2020

Borderlines in Quarantine: Spoken Word Poetry

Borderlines in Quarantine is an indoor writing series by spoken word artistes Derron Sandy and Idrees Saleem
Derron Sandy
Idrees Saleem
Day 2
26 Mar 2020

Read2Me: Bedtime readings for children

Read2Me is a new service which provides free narrations of local books for small children and teens for the duration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Day 3
02 Apr 2020

Virtual Book Launch: The Mermaid of Black Conch

Inevitably, the live launch event for Monique Roffey’s The Mermaid of Black Conch on 31st March has been postponed, but Peepal Tree Press will be launching The Mermaid of Black Conch regardless...
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Monique Roffey

Virtual Book Launch: Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud

Live Q&A between Ingrid Persaud and her editor, Louisa Joyner, to mark the publication of this very special debut. Thursday 2nd April at 7pm UK time. If you would like...
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Ingriod Persaud
Ingrid Persaud
Day 4
05 Apr 2020

Bios & Bookmarks: Caroline MacKenzie

It may be a time for social distancing, but we’ve found a way to get a little up close and personal with some of our favourite authors. Bios & Bookmarks,...
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Caroline Mackenzie
Day 5
12 Apr 2020

Bios & Bookmarks: Lauren K. Alleyne

About Bios & Bookmarks Bios & Bookmarks is an online reading series with Caribbean authors that premiered in April 2020 and is powered by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest. It...
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Lauren K. Alleyne
Day 6
19 Apr 2020

Bios & Bookmarks: Aaron Kamugisha

Sunday 19 April, we’ll be chatting with Barbadian scholar and author Aaron Kamugisha on Instagram Live at 3 pm. His newest publication, Beyond Coloniality (Indiana University Press) made this year’s...
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Aaron Kamugisha
Day 7
26 Apr 2020

Bios & Bookmarks: Curdella Forbes

On Sunday 26 April, we’re honoured to feature Curdella Forbes, Jamaican fiction writer, whose latest novel, A Tall History of Sugar (Akashic Books), was longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize...
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Curdella Forbes