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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...

Live Poetry Weekend Starts Tonight!

If you love and enjoy live poetry, then you are in for a treat. Remember we told you about Word N Sound announcing the Spoken Freedom Festival? Yes! Well it's here, it's on and the line up is on fire....

Word N Sound announces the Spoken Freedom Festival

After three years, of running a monthly poetry event with a competitive slam edge, Word N Sound upped the ante this year by adding free weekly open mic sessions. Yesterday, they announced the Spoken Freedom Festival which will be an annual...

Congrats Vuyelwa Maluleke

The Brunel University African Poetry Prize Shortlist Announced I first saw Vuyelwa Maluleke performing on the DFL 2012 stage. Vuyelwa Maluleke - DFL 2012 from Black Letter Media on Vimeo. And yesterday it was exciting to see her named as...

poetry seen: First weekend of March

In the heart of the city, a sojourn to the villages of Limpopo. Musical poets Dennias Mashegwane, Joel Karabo Elliott and Mak Manaka gather round the fire and take us deep into the homestead of our hearts, with drums and...