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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. 

Eight Finalists Announced for Hollick Arvon Prize 2014

Hollick Arvon Prize

Four writers from Trinidad and Tobago, two from Jamaica and one each from Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are vying for the 2014 Hollick Arvon Prize for emerging writers. These eight rising Caribbean voices were recently announced as the finalists for the eminent award.

Linton Kwesi Johnson Chairs Bocas Lit Prize 2014

Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson heads up the Panel of Judges for Bocas Lit Prize 2014

Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson has been named Overall Chair of the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize, the major literary prize for Caribbean writing coming out of the Bocas Literary Festival. The 2014 Prize, its fourth installation, opened for entries earlier this week.

Kendel Hippolyte, Monique Roffey and Rupert Roopnaraine Vie for Bocas Prize 2013

OCM Bocas Shortlist Titles

Kendel Hippolyte’s Fault Lines, Monique Roffey’s Archipelago and Rupert Roopnaraine’s The Sky’s Wild Noise have been announced as the 2013 shortlist for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.

Junot Diaz, Anthony Winkler and Kendel Hippolyte Make Bocas Longlist

Bocas longlist book covers

The OCM Bocas Literary Festival has announced its longlist for the Bocas 2013 prize. The longlist features ten writers from six Caribbean countries across the competition’s three genre’s poetry, fiction and literary non-fiction.

Earl Lovelace Cops OCM Bocas Prize 2012

Earl Lovelace accepts Bocas Prize 2012 from Marina Salandy-Brown & Dawn Thomas

Earl Lovelace strode off with the OMC Bocas Prize 2012 for his latest novel Is Just A Movie.

Feasting on the Word - Bocas Day 2

Michael Anthony reads from Carnivals of Trindad while Sterling Henderon looks on

It’s Friday night in Port of Spain, and as any one will quickly tell you, its time to lime, to gather with your friends have a drink, something to eat and talk. So not surprisingly, Day two of the NGC Bocas Literary Festival 2012, ended with a gathering at nearby Martin’s, a bar and lounge.

Bocas Lit Fest Announces Impressive Line-Up

Earl Lovelace

An impressive line-up of writers have been announced for the 2nd Annual NGC Bocas Literary Festival, Port of Spain. Writers for this year’s festival include Michael Anthony, George Lamming, Erna Brodber, Mervyn Morris and Kei Miller.