21st POETRY AFRICA

SCHOOLS POETRY WRITING COMPETITION

DEADLINE: 21 September 2017

The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), with principal funding from the City of Durban invites all students to submit their poems as part of the 21st POETRY AFRICA Schools Competition.

Poetry Africa is committed to nurturing a culture of reading and writing poetry, especially among the youth of KwaZulu-Natal. The festival invites primary to high school learners to take up this exciting opportunity of submitting material for the poetry competition which is held in conjunction with the festival. The poems can be written in either English or Zulu and since there is no topic, writers have the licence to get creative. The Festival will accept up to two poems per learner; — illegible entries will not be considered. (Please number your pages)

Poems must be submitted either by hand at the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), UKZN, Howard College Campus, Mazisi Kunene Avenue, Glenwood, Durban, 4001 or via email to schools@cca-ukzn.co.za or by fax to (031) 260 3074

DEADLINE: 21 September 2016

The Poetry Africa festival, now in its 21st edition, takes place from 16 to 21 October 2017.

Winners will read their poems on the main stage of the Poetry Africa festival on the evening of 20 October. Prizes will be awarded by Adams Booksellers and the Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN).

Please ensure the following information is present on the front page of your submission:

- Full name and surname.

- School Name.

- School Contact Details. (Email / Phone/ Address)

MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Ayanda Mabanga

Public Relations Manager

Cell: 084 9603 958 Email: mabanga.ayanda@gmail.com

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