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First Citizens National Poetry Slam
NALIS, Trinidad and Tobago

First Citizens National Poetry Slam 2024 Auditions

2023 marked the 11th edition of the National Poetry Slam which has established itself as the largest stage for Spoken Word in the Caribbean, with a TT$50,000 first place prize, the

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Literatures in English Open Day

Come and meet the Bocas Lit Fest Youth team at The University of the West Indies Literatures in English Open Day! Aimed at secondary school students, this event will showcase

Children Family Reading Circle
The Writers Centre

Family Reading Circle

Our first Family Reading Circle for the year, in partnership with Let’s Read TT! Interactive reading session for children 7 years and under with parent/caregiver. FREE! No registration required.

NGC Bocas Lit Fest
School of Education Auditorium, The University of the West Indie

The launch of Goodbye Bay

Goodbye Bay, the final and posthumously published novel by celebrated T&T author Jennifer Rahim, will be officially launched by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, in partnership with the Faculty of Humanities

NGC Bocas Lit Fest Paper Based Bookshop
The Writers Centre

Pay As You Go, An Afternoon with author Eskor David Johnson

An Afternoon with author Eskor David Johnson, author of Pay As You Go, in conversation with Amílcar Sanatan.

Awards OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2024 Submissions

The 2024 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, sponsored by One Caribbean Media, has closed for submissions and the judges are hard at work. Stay tuned for the longlist announcement!

Event Speakers

Wayne Lee-Sing

Actor, Writer and Director

Robert Young

Artist and Designer

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Frequently Asked Questions


When do you have workshops?

The Bocas Lit Fest now offers writing workshops throughout the year, not only during the annual NGC Bocas Lit Fest. Our in-person workshops are held at The Writers Centre, 14 Alcazar Street, St. Clair, and our online workshops are facilitated via Zoom. To attend a workshop, you must book a ticket via our website and make advance payment. This page is updated whenever a new workshop opens for registration. 

Anyone! We programme a range of workshops, from general “getting started” writing workshops to advanced masterclasses with one-on-one feedback. Each workshop blurb will include specific details so you can decide if it’s the right development opportunity for you. We listen to participant feedback received in our workshop evaluations to book future in-demand workshops. Please feel free to contact us to request a workshop!


An auto-email response is generated for every completed registration and sent to the email address you provided on the registration form.  If you do not see an auto-response in your inbox, please check your spam/junk mail folders. If you have paid for the workshop on registration by credit card, then you will receive the workshop meeting link and login information immediately by email. If you have opted to pay by bank transfer, then we will wait on proof of payment before emailing the workshop information.

Each registration form lists payment options and deadlines. When completing registration, you are required to indicate your preferred method of payment. We have a few payment options:

  • Advance Bank Deposit or Online Transfer payable to Bocas Lit Fest via Republic Bank Ltd: Account Number 180484065001. You are required to email a copy of the deposit/transfer receipt to:
  • Credit card or Local VISA Debit payment via WiPay Caribbean online merchant services.
  • If you would like to pay with cash or cheque, then you can make an appointment to come into The Writers Centre, 14 Alcazar Street, St. Clair to make payment. 

All workshop fee payments are non-refundable and due in advance of the workshop/event dates. Registration tickets are not valid without accompanying proof of payment.

This means that our workshop has reached capacity and your registration attempt has been assigned to a waiting list. Once the payment deadline for registrations has elapsed, remaining workshop spaces are offered to the waiting list and are confirmed via receipts of fee payment on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified via email of space availability and /or phone call.

Each registration is assigned a unique ticket number and barcode which is auto-generated and sent to your email address. In cases where this is not applicable, you will receive a simple email confirmation.

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