Burt Award for Caribbean Lit seal

CARIBBEAN YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE

Ro’dey The EntertainerReadings, creative writing sessions, book signings, prizes, and much more at select secondary schools and libraries.

Public reading and book signing at the Nigel R. Khan Bookseller, West Mall Saturday, November 11, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Raise the Bar: spoken word event featuring the 2 Cents Movement and Ro’dey The Entertainer Government Campus Plaza auditorium, Sunday, November 12, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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Share your love of reading and post photos, stories and videos! Post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or send by email for a chance to meet Ro’dey.

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For more information: bocaslitfest.com or (868) 222-7099

About the Award

Now in its fifth year, CODE’s annual Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature recognizes up to three English-language literary works for young adults (aged 12 through 18) written by Caribbean authors.

This year, the winning title will be awarded $10,000 CAD, and two finalists will be awarded $2,000 CAD each.

Publishers of winning titles will be awarded a guaranteed purchase of up to 2,500 copies, which will be donated to schools, libraries, and literacy organizations throughout the region. To date, more than 15,000 copies of winning books have made their way into the hands of Caribbean youth.

For further details, contact:

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Bocas Lit Fest
Email: burtaward@bocaslitfest.com
Phone: (868) 222-7099
Web: bocaslitfest.com

 

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