Lisette Ma Neza is the Slam Poetry champion of Belgium and European sub-champion of 2017. She converts tough issues such as child marriage, racism, genocide and sexual violence into poetry and appeals to the audience as she attempts to find solutions to the problems that she exposes.
Tolu Agbelusi is a Nigerian British, poet, playwright, performer, educator and lawyer whose work ‘addresses the unperformed self, womanhood and the art of living’. She is committed to building communities and empowering people through literature.
Ostap Slyvynski is a multi-award winning poet, translator, essayist, and literary critic. In 2016, he helped organize a series of readings titled “Literature Against Aggression” during the Forum. Slyvynsky’s translations had earned him the Polish Embassy’s translation prize (2007) and the Medal for Merit to Polish Culture (2014). Slyvynsky teaches Polish literature and literary theory at Ivan Franko National University.
Moses Seletsa is a multi-award-winning Sepedi writer and performance poet whose area of interest is African languages and its social context. Many of his works have already been fe
Feling Capella is He is one of the most influential producers of cultural events in Mozambique, responsible for the largest and oldest (16 years of Poetry nights) poetry evening; he is Curator of the largest International Festival of Poetry and Performing Arts in Mozambique, POETAS D ́ALMA .