College of Humanities

UKZN to host 22nd Poetry Africa festival

The popular annual Poetry Africa Festival hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities takes place in Durban from 15 to 20 October 2018. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year, the festival which is supported through principal funding from the eThekwini Municipality, features a host of local and international poets, at various venues and schools around Durban, with Opening Night and evening sessions at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. With praise poetry as the main focus this year, the extensive week-long programme features performances, readings and book launches by a dynamic array of poets every evening. The festival also includes the popular Durban Slam Jam Competition and the festival finale, featuring all the poets in the festival. The daytime programme includes seminars, workshops, poetry competitions, open mic opportunities, campus invasions and school visits.  


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