Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre - Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre
The 22nd Poetry Africa Festival International Poetry Festival features participants from South Africa and around the world.
South Africans on the billing include celebrated award-winning writer, presenter, actress and activist Lebo Mashile; King Goodwill Zwelithini’s praise singer BM Mdletshe; legendary and much-loved author, poet, playwright, director, performer and storyteller Gcina Mhlophe; freelance journalist, dramatist, communication specialist and literary critic Sandile Ngidi; self-taught writer Phelelani Makhanya who has a published poetry collection; spoken word artist, script writer, actor and published poet, Vuyelwa Maluleke; Mak Manaka who holds a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from Rhodes University and has recorded an album of his work; Nkateko Masinga, an author, publisher, spoken word artist and theatre actress; Mphutlane Wa Bofelo, a poet, essayist, cultural worker and social critic; Matete Motsoaledi, a writer, photographer, editor and administrator and Emmah Mabye who had her first poetry collection launched at the 21st Poetry Africa Festival.
The full programme for Poetry Africa can be viewed on the website www.cca.ukzn.ac.za.
Tickets are R60 for adults and R40 for pensioners and students and can be purchased through Computicket.
Event details sourced from : http://www.artsvark.co.za/22nd-poetry-africa-puts-focus-on-praise-poetry/