Literary Arts

Bermuda has a burgeoning literary arts scene, with an abundance of authors across various genres publishing and creating works that represent our island in the sun. Some of our best-known authors whose work has been published internationally include Brian Burland, Nadia Aguiar, Angela Barry and Catherine West.

The Department of Culture has focused on cultivating this area specifically through workshops, writer-in-residence programmes, and publications.


Department Literary Publications

The Department of Culture publishes numerous books.


Writer In Residence Programme

The Department of Culture is pleased to offer an annual Writer in Residence programme. Each year an award-winning writer is selected to conduct a workshop on a specific genre with the aim of improving the overall quality of Bermudian literature and writing. The workshop facilitator will conduct classes with student groups over a period of time. Students will be required to submit a final piece ... Learn More

Bermuda Literary Awards

The Bermuda Literary Awards were inaugurated by the Bermuda Government in 1999 to honour literary achievement by Bermuda’s writers, and are administered by the Department of Culture. The aims of the Bermuda Government in offering these awards are: To recognize significant contributions to the development of Bermudian culture To honour creative works and uphold the writer’s role in soci... Learn More