The Word N Sound Live Literature Company calls on all Poets, Authors, Creative Writers, Journalists, Musicians, Photographers, Graphic Designers and Videographers to submit original work in the form of a poem, prose, graphic image, song, rap, photography or video in response to the education crisis in South Africa and the student mass protests happening across the country.
We are really proud to have partnered with The Word N Sound Live Literature Company on projects that have continued develop connections between South African based spoken word organisations and innovative UK talent and live literature practitioners.
Join us on Saturday 3 October at the Soweto Theatre to see who will be crowned Word N Sound’s 2015 Poetry League slam Champion.
Eastern Cape, it’s time to decide who will represent you in this year’s SLAM FOR YOU LIFE Finale on Saturday, 3rd October 2015. Will it be Pakama Mlokoti, Linokhuhle ‘Kush’ Mahkeka or Vuyo Tshingila?
Check out their videos now and make your decision.
Gauteng, it’s time to decide who will represent you in this year’s SLAM FOR YOU LIFE Finale on Saturday, 03rd October 2015. Will it be Thanduxolo Buthelezi, Lucas ‘Pilgrim’ Serei or Modise Sekgothe?
Check out their videos and make your choice.
Recently I had a conversation with a young poet about writing, and I began by asking her what she is reading, and what she considers her greatest influences. She said she didn’t want to be influenced, she wants to find her own voice. It reminded me of a conversation I had with Rustum Kozain about eight years ago. I asked him to read and review my first collection of poetry, Taller than Buildings, and his first question to me was “who are your influences?” I said I didn’t know, I was trying to find my own voice. He persisted, “but who do you want to sound like, who do you admire?”
I should start off by saying that it may seem that the title of this article is aimed at only women, rest assured that it isn’t. And no, women are […]