Bocas Lit Fest friends show their love for literature

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There is no Bocas without you! is the slogan of the new loyalty program, Friends of Bocas Lit Fest, launched by the festival.

Friends of Bocas Lit Fest is for all who join the mission to build the Caribbean literary community and enjoy book discounts from partner bookstores, Paper Based and Metropolitan, according to a press release. Plus, a ten percent discount on workshops, priority access to Bocas events, community networking opportunities, access to exclusive friends’ events and much more are in the offers.

Founded in 2010 by Founder and CEO Marina Salandy-Brown, Bocas Lit Fest has been able to maintain an impressive library of information and knowledge derived from its annual festival, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, and other projects throughout. of the year.

These include publishing and writing tips from leading Caribbean editors and authors, innovative conversations and debates featuring cultural icons, religious and political leaders, scientists and change makers. .

This unique offering of material in various audiovisual formats, including for young people and children, is one of the many benefits that friends of Bocas Lit Fest can access when they subscribe to the platform, according to the statement. .

Friends can choose a standard or premium annual subscription. Friends subscriptions can also be given as gifts to art and culture enthusiasts of all ages. Local, regional and international readers, writers, researchers and publishers are already keen to embrace the platform’s functionality, the statement said.

Salandy-Brown, welcoming Friends to the platform, acknowledged the support received so far.

“Much of what we have been able to accomplish is due to daily readers, authors, book lovers and supporters. In order for Caribbean literature to continue to grow and strengthen as a force to be reckoned with, we must nurture this community. Our stories intrigue and delight global audiences and we need to keep the momentum going, ”she said in the statement.

By mobilizing public support for its work, the NGO also aims to ensure its financial sustainability. Bocas Lit Fest is funded by corporate sponsors, but as its work expands, its resources must also evolve, the statement said.

Salandy-Brown said: “Subscriptions are deliberately affordable while providing access to the best of Bocas. This is in line with the organization’s mandate to ensure that access to reading and writing in the Caribbean is accessible to all.

“Becoming a friend is one small way to make a small but significant contribution to the continuation of this important work for generations to come,” the statement said.

To access the Friends of Bocas Lit platform, visit https://www.bocaslitfest.com/friends/

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