Event: Poetry Africa Festival

2012-09-27 09:54

When: Monday, 15 - Saturday, 20 October 2012

Where: Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre

The popularity of the spoken word is evident in the powerful performance arc that threads through the 16th edition of Poetry Africa. Music is also a prominent presence in this landmark festival organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) and made possible through principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund. Poetry Africa runs in Durban from 15 to 19 October at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, with the festival finale at BAT Centre on 20 October. Satellite events take place in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Cape Town before culminating at the main event in Durban.

The extensive week-long programme includes performances, readings, music and book-launches Monday to Friday at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre (University of KwaZulu-Natal) with the Durban SlamJam and festival finale at BAT Centre. Day activities include seminars, workshops, open mic opportunities, and school visits. A schools poetry competition will also take place.
Visit the University of KwaZulu-Natal website for more details.

 
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