Sotho writers can hone skill

2018-07-11 06:02
Mamothibeli Sehlabo, one of the writers who will be facilitating a Sotho writers’ workshop in Bloemfontein this week.    Photo: Supplied

Mamothibeli Sehlabo, one of the writers who will be facilitating a Sotho writers’ workshop in Bloemfontein this week. Photo: Supplied

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A Sotho writers’ workshop, which is aimed at emphasising the importance of developing and preserving the language, is presented in Bloemfontein this week.

It starts on Wednesday (11/07) and ends on Thursday (12/07).

The workshop sessions are presented from 10:00 to 12:00 in the SLM Boardroom of the National Afrikaans Literary Museum (Naln).

Attendance costs R20 per person.

The sessions are facilitated by Thabiso Mofokeng and Mamothibeli Sehlabo.

The workshop will address questions such as: How do I get published? How do I become a professional writer? What is the difference between traditional publishing and self-publishing? What should I write about? How do books get prescribed? How does the Free State Writers Forum assist writers?

A series of Sotho events aimed at promoting the language have also been lined up.

This includes a reading of Tholwana Tsa Tokoloho, an anthology of short stories, with Ace Moloi and Moleboheng Maoela.

This will take place at Naln on Friday (13/07) from 10:00 to 11:00. Attendance costs R25.

The stories in this anthology question the advances of our democracy, explore the complications of love and tell the story of rural life.

Moloi will be in conversation with Maoela about the book and its contribution to Sotho literature.

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