Join the Poetry Africa Slam 2024!

Calling all South African poets (18-35)! Submit your original poem on the theme “Poetry: Somehow We Survive” for a chance to perform at our festival and win 20,000 Rand. Showcase your creativity and impact in a global platform. Entries close July 19th.

Poetry Africa proud host of the 2026 World Poetry Slam Championship:

08 – 10 October 2026


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Phone: +27 31 260 2506

Address: Centre for Creative Arts, Mazisi Kunene Ave, Glenwood, Durban, South Africa

Monday - Friday 08:00 to 16:30

The Centre for Creative Arts upholds Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Creativity as guaranteed in Section 16 of the South African Constitution. The Centre for Creative Arts recognises that artists may sometimes live and work in States whose values may not always be in accordance with the values of the South African Constitution but the Centre for Creative Arts commits to protect and advance the rights of any artist who freely chooses to participate in the Centre’s festivals where their voices and artistic expressions can contribute to building a better world for all people.