NGC Bocas Lit Fest hosts media launch

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The media launch of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest 2015, to be held next month, took place at Nalis, Port-of-Spain, on Wednesday, Trinidad’s Guardian reports.

This is the festival’s fifth year and it brings together readers and writers from T&T, the Caribbean and the wider world for five days of reading, performances, workshops, discussions and film screenings.

Marina Salandy-Brown, festival founder/director of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, told guests the festival also includes a full programme of activities for younger readers—The NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest.

She said there will be a month-long storytelling caravan around the country on Saturdays throughout next month, with readings, creative writing workshops and performances by child authors, alongside the main five-day festival.

The NGC Bocas Lit Fest takes place at the National Library and the adjoining Old Fire Station in downtown Port-of-Spain.

Among other speakers at the launch were Wynda Chandler, head community relations, NGC; Sharon Christopher, deputy CEO–corporate administration, First Citizens; Gregory Camejo, group executive–corporate services, One Caribbean Media Ltd; Donna Hall-Comissiong of the National Heritage Library and Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie, Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development.

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