DIANA FERRUS is a writer, poet, storyteller and a creative writing workshop facilitator. Her work was published in various collections, and some serve as prescribed texts for high school learners. She visits different schools as part of the Stellenbosch University WOW project that speaks to learners about their prescribed poems. Diana also works with the Macassar Studio Light project to instil pride in its community of who they are and how Macassar was built and their role in it. Furthermore, she works with a group of women in Stellenbosch who are writing up their stories. She is also closely working with the Pniel poets who participated for the first time in the Adam Small literary festival in February 2020, the Railtoun Foundation in Swellendam, where she presents creative writing workshops and with the Centre for the Book who has graciously helped as part of their community publishing project, to publish the first collection of poetry by Die Mengelmoes, a grassroots women writers group lead by Diana.