Yrsa Daley-Ward (UK) to headline Word N Sound Poetry Festival 2012

WHAT: Word N Sound Poetry & Live Music Festival 2012 – Feat Yrsa Daley-Ward (UK), Joshua Bennett (US), Napo Masheane, Mutle  Mothibe, Afurakan, Love Glori + WNS Open Mic Poetry League Finale.

WHEN: 06 October 2012

WHERE: Emonti Dinner _ Cnr Quinn & Bree Newtown JHB

TICKETS: 12pm – 8pm _ R100 at the door

Yrsa Daley-Ward (UK) to headline Word N Sound Poetry & Live Music Festival 2012

Word N Sound Festival is excited to announce the inclusion of Yrsa Daley-Ward as a headliner at this year’s festival scheduled for Saturday 06 October.

Yrsa is of mixed Jamaican and Nigerian heritage and was born in Preston way up in the North West of England and has been writing for as long as she can remember. She is a poet, storyteller and writer and a professional model.  thiswillnotlast.tumblr.com

“The South of Africa called! Onwards to Johannesburg for poetry family love! I can’t wait.” Yrsa Daley-Ward

The Word N Sound Festival is part of the Word N Sound Poetry Development Series, a youth writing and performance project which is not so much a commercial venture as an attempt to make a positive impact on youth in the city.

Starting at 12 mid-day, the festival will kick off with The WNS Open Mic Challenge finale, where 5 finalists will compete for the title of Word N Sound Open Mic Champion and a grand prize. The Word N Sound Open Mic Challenge also known as the WNS Poetry League is an annual, 9 month long, poetry open mic challenge aimed at unearthing Gauteng’s aspiring writers and performance poets.

Word N Sound Poetry & Live Music Festival 2012 is proudly sponsored by – British Council, Loxion Kulca, Look & Listen, Nixon, Rora and MindMap SA.

Yrsa Daley-Ward will be arriving on 05 October and is available for press interviews on arrival. Pre festival interviews can also be arranged with Yrsa Daley-Ward either via a QNA or Skype. Interested press practitioners should contact Thabiso Mohare to arrange.  Thabiso@wordnsound.com or 073 549 2458 or Qhakaza Mthembu qhakaza@wordnsound.com 079 526 0458

Press accreditation is available for practitioners wishing to attend the festival and requests should also be sent to the above listed person.

In Word N Sound We Trust …

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