19th POETRY AFRICA

SCHOOLS POETRY WRITING COMPETITION

DEADLINE: 19 September 2015

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The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), with principal funding from the City of Durban invites all students to submit their poems as part of the 19th POETRY AFRICA Schools Competition.

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The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), presented with principal funding from the City of Durban, calls out to the Durban’s emerging poets to take part in the 19th POETRY AFRICA as Prelude Poets.

 

 Poetry Africa festival, now in its 19th edition, takes place from 12 to 17 October 2015. The festival brings together some of the world’s finest poets and musicians to Durban, with artists from the African continent and beyond.

 

The 19th Poetry Africa is looking for four Durban’s poets to take part in Poetry Africa as curtain raisers. The programme gives the city’s poets the opportunity to showcase their work to audiences at the country’s premier poetry festival. Many poets performing in this space have gone on to be invited as festival participants in Poetry Africa and other platforms in subsequent years.

 

Participants will be required to audition original works with a five minute limit. Auditions will take place at The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College Campus) on 3-4 September 2015. Auditions slots be assigned by booking. To book an audition time, please send an email with your full name and contact details withPoetry Africa Prelude Auditionsin the subject title toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.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. 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. 

General Enquiries:

Phone: +27 (0)31 260 2506/1816

Fax:+27 (0)31 260 3074

Poetry Africa Cape Town

The Centre for Creative Arts (Univerity of KwaZulu-Natal) is proud to present the first performance of Mayihlome-Aawand! the second daring work from the ensemble that produced Insurrections. Having wowed audiences at the 17th Poetry Africa in Durban, this year the Insurrections ensemble performs in Cape Town as part of the 18th Poetry Africa’s Tour outside of Durban.

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