Festival calls on pupils to enter work
THE 18th Time of the Writer international festival of writers, hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu- Natal Howard College campus, is inviting high- school pupils to submit stories for the annual Schools Short Story Competition section of the festival.
The closing date for entries is February 27.
Held in conjunction with the Time of the Writer festival, the Schools Short Story Competition is open to all South African high- school pupils and aims to encourage creative expression in young people while functioning as a springboard for the future writers of SA.
Winners will be awarded cash prizes, book vouchers and complementary tickets to the festival.
The Time of the Writer takes place from March 16 to March 21.
As one of the country’s longest- running literature festivals, it brings together some of the best authors, publishers and editors from around the world, while focusing on providing a platform for KZN talent. In addition to the nightly showcases at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, the festival also organises a broad range of free daily activities, including an educational and entertaining programme of workshops, reading sessions and panel discussions.
This includes the Educator’s Forum with teachers, on the implementation of literature in the classroom; the Community Writing Forum with members of the public interested in literature as well as visits to schools by the festival participants. This year’s event will also include a Storytelling Focus in partnership with Gcinamasiko Arts and Heritage Trust.
For more information on the festival or the competition, contact the Centre for Creative Arts at 031 260 2506/ 1816 or e- mail schools@ cca- ukzn. co. za