|“The 2017 NGC Bocas Lit Fest” April 26–30, 2017|
Event Description: “Save the date! The 7th annual NGC Bocas Lit Fest will be the 26 – 30 April 2017. Founded in 2011, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest in April is Trinidad and Tobago’s premier annual literary festival: a lively celebration of books, writers, writing, and ideas, with a Caribbean focus and international scope. The Festival brings together readers and writers from Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean, and the wider world for a thrilling programme of readings, performances, workshops, discussions, film screenings, and more. The NGC Bocas Lit Fest, the first major literary festival held in Trinidad and Tobago and the southern Caribbean, is a lively, energetic, enjoyable celebration of words, stories, and ideas, with events for everyone — from budding writers to avid readers to schoolchildren. All readings, panels, and performances are free and open to the public. The Festival also includes a full programme of activities for younger readers, The NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest. There is a month-long storytelling caravan around the country on Saturdays throughout the month of April, plus readings, creative writing workshops and performances by children’s authors, alongside the main Festival. The NGC Bocas Lit Fest takes place at the National Library and the adjoining Old Fire Station in downtown Port of Spain. An entire city block in the heart of the capital is transformed into a vibrant Festival Village, including performance stages open to the street, booksellers’ stalls with hundreds of titles on sale, and space to eat, drink, and relax. There are also satellite evening events at venues around the city. The main festival in Port of Spain has launched two more annual literary festivals in Tobago and San Fernando ...” — Read more: Bocas Lit Fest 2017Trinidad and Tobago's annual celebration of books, writing, and writers. See Bocas Lit Fest, Bocas Lit Fest-Facebook and Bocas Lit Fest-Twitter for further information.
NGC Bocas Lit Fest Overview - video by NGC Bocas Lit Fest