The 2019 Carifesta XIV line-up of writers, speakers, and performers in themed events.

Alexandra Stewart

Writer and Spoken Word Artist

Aliyyah Eniath

Author of The Yard

Andre Bagoo

Author of 'The Undiscovered Country'

Angelique V. Nixon

Writer | Artist | Teacher | Scholar | Activist | Poet

Anthony Joseph

Poet | Novelist | Musician

Attillah Springer

Writer and activist

Barbara Jenkins

Award-winning author

Breanne McIvor

Author of Here There Are Monsters
Brian London

Brian London


Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

Winner of the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry

Deneka Thomas

Spoken word poet

Earl Lovelace

Critically-acclaimed Trinidadian writer

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

Gerard Besson

Historian, writer, and founder of Paria Publishing

Hadassah K. Williams

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

Ian Randle


Idrees Saleem

VERSES Bocas poetry slam champion 2014

Ira Mathur

Journalist and writer

John Robert Lee

Author of 'Pierrot'

Judy Raymond

Author of Beryl McBurnie
June Aming

June Aming

Trinidadian writer shortlisted for Small Axe competition 2014

Keith Jardim

Author of Near Open Water

Kendel Hippolyte

Poet, playwright and director

Kevin Adonis Browne

Winner of the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize

Kevin Jared Hosein

Winner of the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Lance Dowrich

2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner

Lisa Allen-Agostini

Author of 'Home Home'

Michael Anthony

Caribbean author and historian

Muli Amaye

Author of A House With No Angels

Patti-Anne Ali

Writer, Director, Actor

Paul Keens-Douglas

Actor, author, and storyteller

Stella Chong Sing

Writer in We Mark Your Memory

Vashti Bowlah

Author of Sugarcane Valley

Vladimir Lucien

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