18th Time of the Writer – Durban
Durban, South Africa. 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 Festival. Presented by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) and made possible by support from the National Department of Arts and Culture, the City of Durban, the French Institute (IFAS) and the Goethe Institute, this 18th edition takes place in Durban between 16 and 21 March.
The theme for this year’s festival, Writing For Our Lives, calls attention to the urgent continuing struggle of all writers in speaking truth and bearing witness to the times through their words. Globally writers are combatting censorship when the truth is too hard to swallow, challenging the reader’s perspective and sparking a passion for literature in our youth.
During this activity-rich week, audiences can expect to engage with a multitude of award-winning writers, from a wide range of political and social contexts, on the creative and technical processes and perspectives which shape their writing.
Evening readings and discussions will take place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre (Howard College Campus) while wide reaching free day programmes are spread across Durban and the surrounding areas as part of the festival’s ongoing efforts to promote and nurture a culture of creative expression through reading and writing. This includes school visits, a publishing forum and a range of seminars and workshops.
The lineup for the 18th Time of the Writer 2015:
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
Ticket prices are R25 for the evening sessions and R10 for students on presentation of a student card. Workshops, seminars and book launches are free of charge. Book through Computicket Tel: 0861 915 8000 or 011 340 8000 or online at online.computicket.com or at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 18h00.
For more information contact the Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal Tel: +27 31 260 2506/1816 • Fax: +27 31 260 3074 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org