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Thursday, October 15, 2015


(Aryan Kaganof)

The 19th Poetry Africa Festival are offering three insightful workshops which will take place on October 17 at the Rivertown Beerhall Gallery from 10h00 to 13h00.

The workshops form part of a teeming line up of festivities to finalise the weeklong festival which started on October 12.

The workshops include:

Advancing Poetry through Events: Organisers of  Poetry events in Durban and South Africa (Thabiso Mohare, Vus’umuzi Phakathi and Mxolisi Mtshali) will be speaking about the impact of a growing literary society

Making Durban a liveable City – Through Arts Development: Representatives from the eThekwini Parks and Recreation (Themba Mchunu) and National Arts Council (Andrew Nkadimeng) will host a session promoting available programmes for the development and preservation of literature in KwaZulu-Natal

Finding your Voice: Poetry Africa participants (Mthunzikazi Mbungwana, Nii Parkes and Aryan Kaganof) facilitate a session on finding your creative voice.

All workshops are free and open to the public.

Tickets for the festival finale at Rivertown cost R70 (pre-sale or R80 at the door) and can be purchased from

For more information go to or like the Facebook page PoetryAfrica or follow on Twitter @PoetryAfrica.

Presented by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) and made possible by support from the eThekwini Municipality, KZN Department of Arts and Culture, National Arts Council and the Goethe Institute. The Centre for Creative Arts is housed in the College of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is a special project of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Cheryl Potgieter.