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The 7th Word N Sound Festival is Here!

When Words Collide 7th Word N Sound International Youth Poetry Festival 2017 4 – 8 October 2017, Market Theatre Lab, Newtown Feat: Msaki, Leshie Lovesong (Botswana), Alessandro Lutman (Italy), Modise Sekgothe, Hakeen Anderson-Lesolang, Mutinta Bbenkele (Zambia), Kwazi Ndlangisa, Emmah Mabye,...

Poet Profile: Xabiso Vili 

Xabiso Vili  is a performer, writer, TEDx speaker and social activist, currently working in the City of Tshwane. His writings help him explore his inner world so as to be able to relate to the outer world. He is the Pretoria...

poetry seen: 6th Word N Sound International Youth Poetry Festival

Themed ‘Dangerous Minds’, the 6th edition of the Word N Sound International Youth Poetry Festival will showcase a world-class selection of youth voices from South Africa, Kenya and the United States. The week-long festival will take place at the legendary...

Vuyelwa Maluleke the licence to poetic freedom

Vuyelwa Maluleke is a Wits Drama graduate who has found her artistic home in poetry because it gave her the licence to create and direct the story. She has been a storyteller and an avid reader since she was a...

Full House at the first Spoken Freedom Festival

Word N Sound is responsible for reinvigorating the Jo’burg poetry scene with their monthly Open Mic League which is slam poetry competition running through out the year with a King or Queen of the Mic being “crowned” at the end...