Monday, May 21, 2007


Join us at a day of Poetry and Storytelling at Central Library , Supported by City of Cape Town Arts & Culture Dept.
Central Library celebrates Youth Month at the City Hall, Saturday 9 June 9:00 - 4:30. The full day programme includes A Creative Writing and Performance Poetry Workshop for Youth(16-24) ,presented by Mark Espin(Centre for the Book) and Bulelwa Basse(Lyrical Base Project); A Storytelling Workshop for All Ages presented by Marcia Raymond(Central Library); Slam Poetry session for High School Learnes, Kiddies Corner and the Main YOUNGWORD Poetry event with guest poets Antie Krog, Nicole Moody,Diane Ferrus and others. as well as Open Mike sessions. Facilitated by Hugh Hodge

Please see below for full programme.

Please email to or phone 021 7979031 or SMS 083 539 8442 or contact Central Library if you wish to attend the workshop or participate in the Open Mike session.

Central Library celebrates Youth Month
Supported by City of Cape Town Arts & Culture Dept.
City Hall, Saturday 9 June 9:00 * 4:30

Youngword * fresh words, fresh ideas
Youngword * spoken by new voices
Youngword - by, about, and for the young

9:00 - 11:00 Youth (16 * 24) Workshop
Creative Writing and Performance Poetry
presented by Mark Espin of ‘Centre for the Book’ and Bulelwa Basse of ‘Lyrical Base Project’

11:15 * 12:15 Telling our Stories: an Interactive Workshop for All Ages
Storytelling is one of the ways we pass along life’s lessons. It’s one of the oldest ways of teaching, inspiring and expressing the significance of who we are: a cultural transformation process.
* Presented by Marcia Raymond

11:00 * 12:00 Kiddies Corner ( 10 years and under) as well as their older brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents and all who are young
at heart. Presented by Gilly Southwood .

12:30 * 1:30 High School Learners give Voice: a special session of poetry readings and performance by learners from some of our local schools .

2:00 * 4:30 YOUNGWORD : Poetry Readings and Performance
with guest poets Antjie Krog, Nicole Moody, Khadija Heever, Caroline Blackburn, Willem Fransman, Toni Stuart and Diana Ferrus.
Prepared readings by members of Central Library Poetry Circle
and Lyrical Base Project. Open Mike sessions
Facilitated by Hugh Hodge of "Off the Wall"