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Friday, March 7, 2014


The Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN) is proud to announce the programme for the 17th Time of The Writer: International Festival of Writers - a week-long showcase set to provoke, inform and inspire interesting debates and panel discussions. The festival runs from March 17 to 22 and brings together some of the world’s finest novelist, authors and storytellers to Durban, featuring participants from India, Kenya, Nigeria, Botswana, Togo, and Guinea.

Twenty writers will be gathering for a week of literary dialogue, exchange of ideas and stimulating discussion under the theme Freeing Our Imagination in solidarity with Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina’s clarion call for Africans to use their creativity to imagine and create a continent free of the existential burdens of colonialism.

Opening night (March 17) will feature all participating writers as they make brief presentations at the UKZN Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, with the first night of the festival dedicated to Professor Mbulelo Mzamane, a past participant of Time of the Writer.

The rest of the week’s evening presentations will be panel discussions with writers talking about their writing and the issues dealt with in their work.

The International Festival of Writers takes place from March 17 to 22 at the UKZN Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Tickets R25 (R10 for students) for the evening sessions booked through Computicket or at the door one hour before the event. Workshops and seminars are free. For more details visit or call 031 2602506 or click on the CCA advert at the top of this page.