Vangile Gantsho is a poet, writer, producer and the founder of No Camp Chairs Poetry Picnics, held at the Union Buildings on the second Sunday of every month. She has performed at poetry events and festivals around the country, including: Jozi House of Poetry, Cup ‘o Thought, Arts Alive, Melville Street Poetry Festival and the Word n Sound Spoken Freedom Festival.
She has also performed at the South African Literature Awards (2011), Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture (2012), as well as a number of poetry plays, including I
Miss You Today (2010) and Secrets with the Moon (2013). As a producer, Vangi has put together shows such as Katz Cum out to Play: Intimate Conversations Through Poetry and Music (2009), The State Theatre’s Night of the Poets (2013) and Human4Human (2014). Her work has been published in various literary publications, including The Agenda (2004), Sabel (UK, 2010), Wits Press (2011), and Botsotso (2014).