PA2013 Schools

17th POETRY AFRICA

International Poetry Festival

14 – 19 October 2013

SCHOOLS POETRY WRITING COMPETITION

The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), with principal funding from the City of Durban and the KwaZulu Natal Department of Arts and Culture, calls out to students to submit poems as part of the 17th POETRY AFRICA Schools Competition.

The POETRY AFRICA festival, now in its 17th edition, takes placefrom 14 to 19 October 2013. To set the Durban stage alight this year, are a range of popular international poets including Ari Sitas, Malika Ndlovu, Lesego Rampolokeng, Kabomo Vilakazi, Busiswa Gqulu, Natalia Molebatsi, Kobus Moolman, Khulile Nxumalo and many more.

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Poetry Africa 2013 Prelude

17th Poetry Africa - International Poetry Festival

14-19 October 2013

Poetry Africa Prelude Poet Programme

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 17th Poetry Africa International Festival.

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This popular component of the festival presents learners with the opportunity to showcase their poetry-writing skills. Entrants from schools in KwaZulu-Natal are invited to submit original stories in English, isiZulu or Afrikaans and a panel of adjudicators selects winners for both the English and Zulu competition sections. The Mazisi Kunene Foundation Trust, which preserves the legacy of South Africa’s first national poet laureate and which actively promotes writing in indigenous languages, will also award prizes to the best poems written in Zulu. The winners, who will be handed their prizes and present their poems during the evening session on Friday, October 19 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, are:

 

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