Time of the Writer 2015

The 18th Time of the Writer, International festival of writers, hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal invites South African high school learners to submit their short stories for the annual Schools Short Story Competition by Friday 27 February.

Held in conjunction with the Time of the Writer festival, the Schools Short Story Competition is open to all South African high school learners and aims to encourage creative expression in young people while functioning as a springboard for the future writers of South Africa. With the festival's long standing commitment toward nurturing a culture of reading and writing, this competition has received a wide appeal that continues to grow with each edition of the festival.

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Time of the Writer 2014

The Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN) is proud to announce the programme for the 17th Time of The Writer: International Festival of Writers - a weeklong showcase set to provoke, inform and inspire interesting debates and panel discussions. The festival, which brings together some of the world's finest novelist, authors and storytellers to Durban, features participants from India, Kenya, Nigeria, Botswana, Togo, and Guinea takes place from 17-22 March at the UKZN Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Twenty writers will be gathering for a week of literary dialogue, exchange of ideas and stimulating discussion under the theme Freeing Our Imagination in solidarity with Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina's clarion call for Africans to use their creativity to imagine and create a continent free of the existential burdens of colonialism. 

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Time of the Writer - Schools Comp 2014

Time of the Writer International Writers’ Festival

Schools Short Story Competition

The 17th Time of the Writer International Writers’ Festival hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal invites high school learners to submit their short stories for the annual Schools Short Story Competition by Thursday, 28 February 2014.

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Presented by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) with principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Fund, the 16th Time of the Writer – International Writer’s Festival, which takes place between 18 – 23 March 2013, once again invites learners to submit material for its short story writing competition. The Time of the Writer Schools Short Story Competition is open to all high school learners and aims to encourage creativity and expression in young people. This competition is the springboard for future storytellers of South Africa.

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