- Created: 30 September 2013
The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), with principal funding from the City of Durban, the Department of Arts and Culture, and the French Institute of South Africa, calls out to poetry lovers to take part in the festival Pre-festival Workshops as part of the 17th Poetry Africa International Festival.
The Poetry Africa festival, now in its 17th edition, takes place from 14 to 19 October 2013. The festival brings together some of the world’s finest poets and musicians to Durban, with artists from India, Nigeria, Ireland, Italy, Canada and The United States of America.
The 17th Poetry Africa, International Poetry Festival is offering poetry fans in Durban take part in pre-festival workshops held across the city. The interactive week-long workshops, headed by Canadian hip-hop and spoken word poet Ian Kamau. With a diverse portfolio that includes career as writer and visual artist, Kamau has over a decade of experience in the poetry and hip-hop, performing his unique blend of the two across the world.
Kamau’s Rhythm, Rhyme & Reasons workshops will take place on the following dates:
Tuesday 8 October: Ekhaya Multi-Arts Centre, 14:00-15:00.
Wednesday 9 October: BAT Centre, 17:00-18:00.
Thursday 10 October: Lindelani Arts Centre, 13:00-14:00.
Friday 11 October: Alliance Francaise, 14:00-15:00.
For more details about this year’s Poetry Africa, call (031) 2602506
Organised by the Centre for Creative Arts(University KwaZulu-Natal), the 17th Poetry Africa is funded by the City of Durban, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture, and The French Institute of South Afruca. The Centre for Creative Arts is housed in the College of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The CCA is a special project of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Cheryl Potgieter, in the College of Humanities at UKZN.