Welcome to The Writers Centre, a home for writers, readers, and book-lovers in St. Clair, Port of Spain! Here you’ll find not just the headquarters of the Bocas Lit Fest, but also the beloved bookshop Paper Based — T&T’s only bookshop devoted to Caribbean books and authors — and a branch of the ever-popular coffeeshop Full Bloom.
 
Come in and browse the shelves at Paper Based, join in a conversation about favourite books and writers over a cup of excellent coffee, meet other book-lovers, and participate in events like readings, book launches, salons, and workshops year-round. Join the Bocas Lit Fest mailing list to keep updated, or follow up on social media. 

Upcoming Events

A space for writers and literary programmes in Trinidad

Home of the Bocas Lit Fest, The Writers Centre is a space dedicated to writers and literary programmes in Trinidad, one that will help affirm the city’s growing reputation as the literary capital of the Anglophone Caribbean. The Writers Centre is an arts-friendly, collaborative, entrepreneurial enterprise ready to serve members of our dynamic community of creative self-starters.

Resources for Writers

Writing Workshops

The Bocas Lit Fest offers workshops throughout the year – both online and in-person at The Writers Centre (when safe to do so) – with a range of free and paid opportunities for writers at all levels.

Friends of Bocas

Every NGC Bocas Lit Fest has included talks, seminars and events around writing and publishing, and many of these are still available in our festival archive, curated for Friends of the Bocas Lit Fest, amongst many other benefits for writers and lovers of literature! Stay tuned for our launch date so you can be amongst the first to join our community of book-lovers, writers and industry professionals.