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[Note: This event will be held on zoom. Attendee will get zoom meeting URL through email]
Pay As You Go, An Afternoon with author Eskor David Johnson

The Writers Centre, home of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, opens its doors in 2024 with an event featuring author Eskor David Johnson. Johnson will read from his debut novel Pay As You Go, published in October 2023. Johnson, born and raised in Trinidad, currently resides in New York. This event is his first public reading from the novel in T&T.

Pay As You Go is a 500-page work exploring the misadventures of protagonist Slide, who navigates the fictitious city of Polis, trying to carve out a haven for himself in the wild metropolis. The book was shortlisted for the Center for Fiction 2023 First Novel Prize, and named a best book of 2023 by NPR.

Poet, educator, and activist Amílcar Sanatan will be in conversation with Johnson at the event, discussing Pay As You Go’s themes of dislocation, exile, and complex masculinities.

Paper Based Bookshop, housed at The Writers Centre, will have copies of the book for sale.

All are invited: the event is free and open to the public.

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM The Writers Centre

Eskor David Johnson
  • Date : 6 January 2024
  • Time : 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm (America/Port_of_Spain)
  • Venue : The Writers Centre

Venue Info

The Writers Centre, 14 Alcazar St, Port of Spain Google Maps Link: