Monday, March 16, 2015

18th Time of the Writer Starts Tonight

A select group of writers from South Africa and Africa will gather together for a week of thought-provoking literary dialogue and exchange of ideas at the 18th Time of the Writer.

Futhi Ntshingila - One of the Writers Attending The Festival

The festival takes place in Durban between 16 and 21 March.
The theme for this years festival is: 'Writing For Our Lives' calls attention to the constant struggle of writers in speaking truth.

Globally writers are having to battle censorship.
Audiences can expect to engage with the writers during the week.
Evening readings will take place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre (Howard College Campus).

The lineup of writers:
NoViolet Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Carol Campbell, South Africa
Imraan Coovadia, South Africa
ZP Dala, South Africa
Ousmane Diara, Mali
Dilman Dila, Uganda
Jacob Dlamini, South Africa
Ekow Duker, South Africa
Craig Higginson, South Africa
Mandla Langa, South Africa
Thando Mgqolozona, South Africa
Kirsten Miller, South Africa
M.J. Mngadi, South Africa
Nthikeng Mohele, South Africa
Given Mukwevho, South Africa
Futhi Ntshingila, South Africa
Sue Nyathi, Zimbabwe
Charlotte Otter, South Africa
Margaret Von Klemperer, South Africa
Mzilikazi wa Afrika, South Africa

Tickets: R25 for evening sessions, R10 for students on presentation of student card.
Workshops, seminars and book launches: Free
Book through Computicket
Tel: 0861 915 8000 or online at or at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 6pm.

For more info contact Centre for Creative Arts, UKZN.
Tel: 031-260-2506 or Email:

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton

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