Cross-Genre Collaboration: Dance & Poetry

Cross-Genre Collaboration: Dance & Poetry

Digging: The Fluidity of Language in a Digital Collaborative Experience of Choreopoems Advocating for Social Change Dr. Lliane Loots Facilitator About MoAfrika ‘a Mokgathi Host Poets South Africa Sibongile Fisher SIBONGILE FISHER is a writer based in South Africa. Her short story A Door Ajar won the 2016 Short Story…More…

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Poetry for Social Change Programme 3: Women

About Lebo Mashile Host Poets South Africa Rethabile Malibeli RETHABILE MOLIBELI , affectionately known as & Ms Faith, is a storyteller, musician and a motivational speaker.  Originating from Kutlwanong…More… South Africa Sarah Godsell SARAH GODSELL is a historian, poet, healer, mother, and activist.. She lectures History at the Wits School

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Open Mic

The Poetry Africa Open Mic programme is an open platform to new and aspirant poets to test their work in front of an audience. This year’s Open Mic call for poets was online; and unpublished poets were invited to submit in any South African official language. A selection of poems

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Awards Ceremony & Closing

Who will walk away with this year’s prestigious Slam Competition prize of Ten Thousand Rand? Who will walk aways with this year’s prize of Three Thousand Rand for the Best Open Mic competition? Where to from here for the winning poets? Winners from previous years have gone to carve out

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Slam Competition

Judges Tory Saint Afurakan Mohare Malose Lekganyane Dr. Raphael ‘d Abdon Slam Poetry is a commentary of events of the day, giving a voice to the oppressed. It has agency in the #BlackLivesMatter, LGBTQ+, Gender and Decolonisation and other social movements. The current generation of spoken word poetry which is

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Children’s Programmes: Drama For Life

Presented by Drama For Life Theatre Company’s Story Theatre Project Story Theatre features three beautifully crafted and performed stories from South Africa suitable for children age 6 to 9 years old and the whole family. The story tellers perform on Zoom, inviting participation facilitated by Drama For Life’s poetic facilitators.

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Children’s Programmes: Windybrow Arts Centre

Keitu Gwangwa Facilitator The Windybrow Arts Centre located in the heart of Johannesburg’s inner-city is a melting pot of cultures from the African diaspora. The Centre plays hosts to nurturing the educational and cultural needs of the inner-city community. In after-school and weekend programmes young children engage in theatre, dance,

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Webinar – Living as a Poet 3: Words on Paper

Register for a Zoom session vangile gantsho offers advice about getting your work published in the company of Sarah Godsell. vangile gantsho is a poet, healer and co-founder of impepho press. Unapologetically black woman, she has travelled the continent and the globe participating in literary events and festivals. gantsho is

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Webinar – Living as a Poet 2: Money & Poetry

Register for a Zoom session About Vangile Makwakwa Facilitator About vangile gantsho Featuring Vangile Makwakwa breaks down what a healthy relationship to money looks like in the company of vangile gantsho. Vangile Makwakwa is the founder of Wealthy Money, a company that helps women heal ancestral money trauma. vangile gantsho

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Creative Writing Master Class

10 Pre-selected young South African poets will participate in a closed Masterclass session with Prof. Chris Abani Chris Abani Facilitator Siphindile Hlongwa Host “Chris Abani might be the most courageous writer working right now. There is no subject matter he finds daunting, no challenge he fears. Aside from that, he’s

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