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Friday, February 24, 2012


The next meeting of the Live Poets Society (LiPS) takes place on March 7.

“If you are a writer or a poet and are experiencing Writers Block Syndrome due to the heat wave, then you need laughter therapy,” says LiPS convener, Danny Naicker. “Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher in their book The Levity Effect” explain the benefits of fun and humour and how it helps you to become productive and creative. If you can laugh all the way to the bank then it’s time to fill your pockets with laughter and make your way to an evening of poetry with the Live Poets Society.”

The guest poet for the month of March is Kobie Korf, a newcomer to the poetry scene who is making waves with her work. She presently works from a small office doing everything related to domestic labour laws. Prior to moving to Durban a good 14 years ago, she worked as a nutritional advisor after completing a diploma in nutrition. However, her real calling was as a librarian and for many years she worked in this field in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

The Heart of Nelson Mandela was her first published work. In Afrikaans and English, it is accompanied by a CD which contains her voice in the poetry as well as those of Durban actors Caroline Smart and Thomie Holtzhausen.

Korf thinks of herself as a “word-farmer” and uses any spare time to write. She has had her poetry published on the internet and is presently trying to get the book made available in e-format.

The LiPS Rendezvous will take place at the Point Yacht Club on Durban’s Victoria Embankment on March 7 at 17h30 for 18h00. Admission is free. More information from Danny Naicker on 083 282 0865 or e-mail:-