Poetry Africa 2014

The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), with principal funding from the City of Durban and the Department of Arts and Culture, calls out to the Durban’s creative and undiscovered poets to take part in the festival Prelude Poets programme as part of the 18th Poetry Africa International Festival.


The Poetry Africa festival, now in its 18th edition, takes place from 13 to 18 October 2014. The festival brings together some of the world’s finest poets and musicians to Durban, with artists from the African continent and beyond.


The 18th Poetry Africa, International Poetry Festival is looking for four of Durban’s brightest undiscovered poets to take part in Poetry Africa Prelude Poet programme. The programme gives the city’s creative and original poets the opportunity to showcase their hidden talents to audiences at the country’s premier poetry festival.


Participants will be required to audition original works with a five minute limit. Auditions are to take place at The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College Campus) on 5 September 2014. Auditions and will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. To book an audition time, please send an email with your full name and contact details with Poetry Africa Prelude Auditions in the subject title to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (University KwaZulu-Natal), the 18th Poetry Africa is funded by the City of Durban and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture. The Centre for Creative Arts is housed in the College of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is a special project of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Cheryl Potgieter.