The Word N Sound Live Literature Company will host UK poet Francesca Beard in Johannesburg during her trip to South Africa. Francesca is in the country for the Open Book Festival in Cape Town UK courtesy of the British Council Connect ZA
She arrives in Joburg on 15 September and will be hosted by our CEO, Thabiso Afurakan Mohare. “Opportunities such as these allow artist from different backgrounds to interact, share knowledge and inspire each other,” says Thabiso.
Francesca will be take part in various activities which include a workshop, performance at Poetry Corner and networking with local poets and artists.
Pre-Festival bumper edition of Poetry Corner
In addition to Francesca Beard, Poetry Corner will also feature Msaki, a performing and visual artist from East London. Her main expression vehicle is folk music with elements of indie rock and progressive jazz. Her appreciation of simple melodies, warm harmonies and afro-rhythms is evident in her live performances.
…But wait, there’s more!
Wednesday 17 October will also see seven of the best poets battle it out in the exhilarating Word N Sound Secret Slam. There’s R1000 up for grabs, come through and see who will take it home.
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