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Primary School Poets talk serious tings (July 10, 2016)

Primary School Poets talk serious tings (July 10, 2016)

Spoken Word poetry and competition continue to increase in popularity, and participants are coming from all different ages and backgrounds. This year, the first ever Republic Bank National Primary School Spoken Word Showcase, presented in conjunction with the Two Cents Movement, saw 14 students from 11 schools showing off their skills. The students, aged nine … Continue reading

Arielle plans on Goldsmiths MA (June 19, 2016)

Arielle plans on Goldsmiths MA (June 19, 2016)

Art educator and poet Arielle John exudes an aura of intensity and focus, whether performing Spoken Word on stage, talking about human rights activism or her work with teenagers. It’s little wonder that she’s been accepted by the prestigious Goldsmith University, University of London, to pursue a Masters of Arts (MA) in Performance and Culture. … Continue reading

Rhyme opens Bocas calendar (April 17, 2016)

Rhyme opens Bocas calendar (April 17, 2016)

Rhyme: An Evening of Poetry, Music and Cocktails, the first official event in the 2016 NGC Bocas Literary Festival calender was held on April 9. The event was put on by First Citizens Bank as a mixer for the finalists of the First Citizens National Poetry Slam, bank members and members of the literary community. … Continue reading

Forces of nature bound in words (January 17, 2016)

Forces of nature bound in words (January 17, 2016)

Hurricanes and Wakes, the inaugural NGC Bocas Lit Fest event for 2016, featured readings of previously published work from Andre Bagoo, Shivanee Ramlochan and winner of the 2012 OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry, Puerto Rican poet, Loretta Collins Klobah. First was Ramlochan, who read “Shepherd Boxcutter 1,” “Shepherd Boxcutter 2” and “Caracara”, which were published … Continue reading

Navigating Indianness in the Caribbean (November 15, 2015)

Navigating Indianness in the Caribbean (November 15, 2015)

Indo-Caribbean Feminisms: A Literary Evening on November 6 showcased the work of Indo-Caribbean writers navigating their experience of Indianness. The event was hosted by the Institute of Gender and Development Studies following its two-day symposium on Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought. Guardian columnist Aurora Herrara shared her story of discovering her Indian heritage in her 20’s, as … Continue reading