21st Poetry Africa 2017 Prelude Poet Auditions

The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), presented with principal funding from the City of Durban, calls out to the Durban’s emerging poets to take part in the 21st POETRY AFRICA as Prelude Poets.

Poetry Africa festival, now in its 21st edition, takes place from 16 to 21 October 2017. The festival brings together some of the world’s finest poets and musicians to Durban, with artists from the African continent and beyond.

The 21st Poetry Africa is looking for four Durban poets to be part of the festival as curtain raisers. The programme gives the city’s poets the opportunity to showcase their work to audiences at the country’s premier poetry festival. Many poets performing in this space have gone on to be invited as festival participants in Poetry Africa and other platforms in subsequent years.

Participants will be required to audition original works with a five minute limit. Auditions will take place at The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College Campus) on 14–15 September 2017. Audition slots be assigned by booking. To book an audition time, please send an email with your full name and contact details with Poetry Africa Prelude Auditions in the subject title to poetryafrica@cca-ukzn.co.za.

Presented by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), the 21st Poetry Africa is made possible by support from the eThekwini Municipality, KZN Department of Arts and Culture, Alliance Française de Durban. The Centre for Creative Arts is housed in the School of Arts, College of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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