Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to open the 19th Time of the Writer’s Festival in KwaZulu Natal

Date : 13/03/2016

Deputy of Art and Culture-Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi_blogArts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi will open the 19th Time of the Writer’s festival on Monday, 14 March 2016 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, University of KwaZulu Natal.

Time of the Writer’s Festival will amongst others provide a strategic platform and network for audiences to engage with award winning writers, from a wide variety of political and social contexts, on the creative and technical processes and perspectives which shape their writing skills. A select group of 10 writers from South Africa and Africa will meet for a week of stimulating literary dialogue and exchange of ideas.

“This year’s theme “Decolonising the Book”, resonates with the strategic objectives of the Department of Arts and Culture. We espouse a book sector that is diverse and seeks to cultivate equitable growth of all South African languages”, said Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi.

The festival will also gather leading voices from every facet of literature in the areas of writing, editing, publishing, translation, marketing, bookselling and promotion. This year’s panel discussions couples authors whose writings share semiotic marrow and are loosely titled after books and papers that echo their literary sentiment.

The 19th Time of the Writer’s festival will run from 14 – 19 March 2016.

Members of the media are invited to attend as follows:

Date    : Monday, 14 March 2016

Time  : 17h30

Venue : Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, University of KwaZulu Natal

 

For RSVP: Madimetja Moleba, 072 842 6594/ 012 441 3737/ Madimetjam@dac.gov.za

Media Enquiries: Deputy Minister’s Spokesperson, Peter Mbelengwa: 082 611 8197/ petermb@dac.gov.za

 

Issued by the Department of Arts and Culture

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