THE annual Poetry Africa Festival hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), takes place in Durban from 15 to 20 October 2018.
With praise poetry as the main focus this year, the extensive week-long programme features performances, readings and book-launches with a dynamic array of poets every evening. The festival also includes the popular Durban Slam Jam Competition and the festival finale, featuring all the poets in the festival. The daytime programme includes seminars, workshops, poetry competitions, open mic opportunities, campus invasions and school visits.
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“Our line-up this year features a diversity of poets with a range of voices.Throughout the five-day event we not only celebrate the voices of our spoken word- and praise poets but also the voices of women. Considering the global focus on gender-based abuse and violence, we are mindful to bring voices from across the world who are able to articulate the plight of victims,” said curator Siphindile Hlongwa of the CCA.
The full programme for Poetry Africa can be viewed at www.cca.ukzn.ac.za . Tickets are R60 for adults and R40 for pensioners and students through Computicket.
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