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Fresh Words From the Caribbean - Bocas at 2015 Brooklyn Book Fest

Vladimir Lucien and Tiphanie Yanique bringing 'fresh' poetry to Brooklyn

“What really thrills us is finding the new voices, the new writers,” declared Nicholas Laughlin, Programming Director of the Bocas Literary Fest. The occasion was The Word is Fresh, the festival’s third incursion into the Brooklyn Book Festival.

Debut Novelist Imam Baksh Earns First Prize in the 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Lit

Imam Baksh winner of first prize in the 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Guyanese writer Imam Baksh has taken home the first prize for the 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature with his debut novel Children of the Spider.

Five Poets Make 2015 Hollick Arvon Prize Shortlist

Hollick Arvon Prize 2015 Shortlist

Five poets hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands have been shortlisted for the 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize.

Marlon James, Olive Senior and Vladimir Lucien Shortlisted for 2015 Bocas Prize

OCM Bocas Prize 2015 Shortlist

The shortlist of the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean literature, featuring three writers in different stages of their careers has been announced. St.

Five Writers Make 2015 Burt Award Shortlist

Burt Award for Caribbean Literature 2015 Shortlist Announced

Five manuscripts and one previously self-published novel have been selected as the finalists for the 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. The finalists who will be vying for up to CA$22,000 in prizes hail from Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

Verses Poetry Slam Grand Prize Doubles

Verses Poetry Slam 2015

The Bocas Lit Fest has doubled the grand prize for the 2015 Verses Poetry Slam, moving from a grand prize of TT$10,000 to TT$20,000 and therefore making it the Caribbean’s largest purse for a performance poetry competition. 

Caribbean Poets Celebrate Mikey Smith

Kei Miller reads from his latest collection of poems

Bocas on Dub: Bocas Literary Fest Shines Light on Dub Poetry

Mikey Smith and Linton Kwesi Johnson

When the 4th installment of the Bocas Literary Festival gets underway on Wednesday April 23, dub poetry will get much of the spotlight, amongst the over 60 events that make up this year’s festival programme. 

Three Writers Shortlisted for Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2014

Bocas Lit Prize 2014 Shortlist

Visions, ‘whatless’ boys and journeys will be contesting for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature as the shortlist for the coveted award was recently announced.

Six Finalists Announced for Inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Lit

Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Six works have been shortlisted for the inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, an initiative of the Bocas Literary Festival geared toward stimulating growth in the desert that currently represents young adult novels in the Caribbean.

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