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LITTCON 2020: The Literature of Trinidad and Tobago 1980-2020, 21-24 September 2020


The National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago is pleased to collaborate with the University of the West Indies’ Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies (LCCS),Friends of Mr Biswas, NALIS and the Ministry of Education to  host the international literary conference – LITTCON 2020: The Literature of Trinidad and Tobago: 1980 to 2020.

The virtual conference takes place from 21 to 24 September 2020. It is the first of what is expected to be a series of collaborations aimed at surveying late twentieth century and early twenty-first century developments in the oral and written literature of all the islands of the English-speaking Caribbean including Guyana and Belize.

The conference aims to highlight local literature and to demonstrate the urgent need to expose the nation and the nation’s children to the valuable store available to them. For this purpose, the conference committee has assembled a dynamic group of writers, both renowned and budding, who are making their mark on the literary landscape and whose works should be made available to students from primary to tertiary levels of education. The conference also makes room for critical and educational responses to the writers which completes the partnership that makes writers write.

Admission is free but registration is required.

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