Poetry Africa Workshops

The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), with principal funding from the City of Durban, the Department of Arts and Culture, and the French Institute, calls out to the aspiring poets to take part in the festival Pre-festival Workshops as part of the 17th Poetry Africa International Festival.

 

The Poetry Africa festival, now in its 17th edition, takes place from 14 to 19 October 2013. The festival brings together some of the world’s finest poets and musicians to Durban, with artists from India, Nigeria, Ireland, Italy and The United States of America.

 

The 17th Poetry Africa, International Poetry Festival is offering 15 aspiring poets and poetry lovers in Durban the opportunity to take part in pre-festival workshops and to develop creative writing tools to hone their craft. The extensive week-long workshop is presented by poet and Poetry Africa alumni Poppy Seed. Poppy Seed is a lecturer in English Literature and Media, with 25 Years experience, as well as a songwriter / composer, playwright and Internationally acclaimed performance poet.

 

Workshops will take place at The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College Campus) on 7-11 October 2013. Interested participants will be required to register for the programme.  Positions are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. To book a position, please send an email with your name and contact details with the words Poetry Africa Creative Writing in the subject title to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

For more details about this year’s Poetry Africa, call (031) 2602506

  

Organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (University KwaZulu-Natal), the 17th Poetry Africa is funded by the City of Durban, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture, and The French Institute of South Africa. The Centre for Creative Arts is housed in the College of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The CCA is a special project of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Cheryl Potgieter, in the College of Humanities at UKZN.

 

 

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