By Sharlene Versfeld
Published February 19, 2015
Time of the Writer, an international festival of writers hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, invites South African high school learners to submit their short stories for the annual Schools Short Story Competition by February 27, 2015.
The Schools Short Story Competition aims to encourage creative expression in young people while functioning as a springboard for the future writers of South Africa. With the festival’s long standing commitment toward nurturing a culture of reading and writing, this competition has received a wide appeal that continues to grow with each edition of the festival.
Winners will be awarded cash prizes, book vouchers and complimentary tickets to the 18th Time of the Writer festival.
The Time of the Writer takes place March 16-21, 2015 in Durban, South Africa. As one of the country’s longest running literature festivals, Time of the Writer brings together some of the best authors, publishers, and editors from around the world, while focusing on providing a platform to KwaZulu-Natal talent.
In addition to the nightly showcases at Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre the festival also organisesa 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.
The 18th Time of the Writer will also include a Storytelling Focus in partnership with Gcinamasiko Arts & Heritage Trust.
For more information on the festival or the competition, please contact the Centre for Creative Arts on 27 31 260 2506/1816 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org