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The Time of the Writer Schools Short Story Writing Competition 2013

Presented by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) with principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Fund, the 16th Time of the Writer – International Writer’s Festival, which takes place between 18 – 23 March 2013, once again invites learners to submit material for its short story writing competition. The Time of the Writer Schools Short Story Competition is open to all high school learners and aims to encourage creativity and expression in young people. This competition is the springboard for future storytellers of South Africa.

Winners will be awarded cash prizes, book vouchers and complimentary tickets to the festival.

Submit your stories, with the name of your school, teacher’s name, and your school’s telephone number, to the Centre for Creative Arts (details below). You can write about any topic, but entries must be fictional stories and not critical essays. A maximum of 5 pages (preferably typed) are to be written in English, Zulu or Afrikaans. Illegible entries will not be considered.

Entries can be submitted by e-mail: cca@ukzn.ac.za, fax: 031 260 3074, or hand-delivery: Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, Mazisi Kunene Ave, Durban, 4041, South Africa.

DEADLINE: 28th February 2013

For more information on the festival or the competition, please contact the Centre for Creative Arts on 031 260 2506/1816 or email cca@ukzn.ac.za.

Organised by the Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal the 16th Time of the Writer festival is funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder) and the City of Durban.


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Poetry Africa Launches Schools Poetry Writing Competition

The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), with principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust fund, will host the 16th POETRY AFRICA, International Poetry Festival from 15 to 20 October 2012. With its long-standing commitment towards nurturing a culture of reading and writing poetry, especially amongst the youth, Poetry Africa invites learners to take up the exciting opportunity of submitting material for the poetry competition which is held in conjunction with the festival.

There is no particular topic for the poems and they can be written in English, Zulu or Afrikaans. No more than two poems per learner will be accepted, with a maximum length of one A4 page per poem – illegible entries will not be considered. Poems must be submitted to Centre for Creative Arts or faxed to 031-2603074 by 20 September. Winners will read their poems on the main stage of the Poetry Africa festival on the evening of 19 October. Prizes will be awarded by Adams Booksellers, with the Mazisi Kunene Foundation awarding the prizes for the Zulu winners.

For more details about this year’s Poetry Africa, visit www.cca.ukzn.ac.za or call 031-2602506.

Organised by the Centre for Creative Arts, (University of KwaZulu-Natal) the 16th Poetry Africa is funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder), HIVOS, City of Durban.


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Schools Poetry Competition Within Poetry Africa 2001 International Poetry Festival

The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) with principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, will present the 14th POETRY AFRICA, International Poetry Festival from 4 to 9 October 2010. The evening events will take place from 4 to 8 October at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre (19h30), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, and at the BAT Centre on 9 October. Workshops and seminars will be held in venues across Durban.

Poetry Africa has a long-standing commitment towards nurturing a culture of reading and writing poetry, especially amongst the youth. To this end, the festival runs a schools programme which allows learners to interact with poets as well a schools poetry writing competition. Schools visits bring established poets to schools to share their expertise while the poetry competition affords learners the opportunity to actively participate in this craft.

Learners should please submit poems by Friday, 17 September 2010 for our judges to make the final selection of winners. Entries received after this date will not be accepted.

There is no particular topic for the poems and they can be written in English, Zulu or Afrikaans. Poems must be written neatly or printed if possible. Illegible entries will not be considered. No more than 2 poems per pupil are to be submitted, with a maximum length of one A4 page per poem.

The learners with the best entries will receive complimentary tickets to attend the festival on the evening of Friday, 8 October 2010. An awards ceremony will be held where prizes will be given out, with the Mazisi Kunene Foundation awarding the prizes for the Zulu winners. Winners will also have the opportunity to read their poems. All winning entries will be displayed in the foyer of the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre for patrons to view.

If you are a learner and would like to be involved in this competition, submit your poems, together with your school’s name, teacher’s name, and your school’s telephone number to the Centre for Creative Arts by no later than 17 September 2010. Entries may be e-mailed to cca@ukzn.ac.za, hand-delivered to the Centre, faxed to 031 260 3074 or posted to:

POETRY AFRICA
CENTRE FOR CREATIVE ARTS
UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA
4041

Poetry Africa (Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal) is funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder), HIVOS, City Of Durban, Arts and Culture Trust, and French Institute of South Africa


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Call for entries: The Durban Short Film Challenge at the Durban International Film Festival

The Durban Short Film Challenge is an exhilarating filmmaking competition organized by the Durban Youth in Film Society, which takes place from May 24 to June 15, and is showcased at the Durban International Film Festival from July 22 to August 1, 2010.

The challenge is open to all South African Film-makers. Participating teams have three weeks to write, shoot and edit a short film or video around a specific theme. The top 12 films submitted will be selected for screening during the Durban International Film Festival.

The theme for the challenge will be announced on the ‘Film Tower’ group on the social networking site www.facebook.com. Alternatively, interested parties can send an email to durbanfilmsociety@gmail.com on 24 May and the theme will be emailed to them.

The challenge starts on 24 May 2010 and runs up until and including 14 June 2010. The films entered have to be exactly 5 minutes excluding opening and end titles and can be in any genre. The final films have to be delivered on or before 15 June 2010. There are facilities for participants to upload their films onto www.vimeo.com and email the link to durbanfilmsociety@gmail.com.

“During this official competition period, the idea is that all creativity will take place, including but not limited to writing the script, rehearsing, costume and set design, filming, editing, rendering, sound designing.” explains Tiny Mungwe, co-ordinator of the challenge. “Teams are able to establish their organising creative team, cast, equipment and scouting and securing locations before this period, but can only begin once we have announced the theme. The winning film will qualify the director or writer of the film for a place in the National Film and Video Foundation’s Sediba SPARK programme.”

Full information about the short film challenge, as well as the rules and regulations can be found on www.diff.ukzn.ac.za.

The Durban Short Film Challenge is a project of the Durban Film Society in partnership the Durban International Film Festival, hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN). The Durban Short Film Challenge is thankful for the support of the Durban Film Office.


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13th Time of the Writer Festival 9 – 13 March: Short Story Competition for Learners

The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) will host the 13th Time of the Writer, international writers’ festival from 9 to 13th March 2010. The festival will bring a host of local and African authors, offering a valuable opportunity for the public to gain insight into the creative processes and perspectives which inform their writing.

Evening readings, book launches and discussions will take place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban. Wide-reaching day activities, including school visits, are spread across Durban and surrounding areas as part of the festival’s ongoing effort to promote and nurture a culture of reading, writing and creative expression, particularly among the youth.

Time of the Writer invites learners to submit material for the short story writing competition to be held in conjunction with the festival. Learners are invited to engage creatively with a theme of their choice. Please make your submissions by no later than WEDNESDAY, 17 FEBRUARY and our judges will then make the final selection. Please note that entries must be fictional stories and not critical essays. A maximum of 5 pages (preferably typed) are to be written in either English, Zulu or Afrikaans. Illegible entries will not be considered.

Winners will be awarded cash prizes and given complimentary tickets to attend the festival, where they will be handed their prizes. If you are a learner and would like to be involved in this competition – submit your stories, together with your school’s name, teacher’s name, and your school telephone number to the Centre for Creative Arts. Entries may be hand delivered to the Centre, e-mailed to cca@ukzn.ac.za, faxed to 031 260 3074 or posted to

TIME OF THE WRITER FESTIVAL
CENTRE FOR CREATIVE ARTS
UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL
HOWARD COLLEGE CAMPUS
MAZISI KUNENE AVENUE
DURBAN 4041

For more information on the festival or the competition, please contact the Centre for Creative Arts on 031 260 2506/1704 or email cca@ukzn.ac.za or visit our website: www.cca.ukzn.ac.za.

Time of the Writer 2010 is supported by the Department of Arts and Culture, the French Institute of South Africa, Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (HIVOS), City of Durban, Adams Campus Books, Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.


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Poetry Africa 2009: School Poetry Competition

Poetry Africa 2009The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) will be host the 13th POETRY AFRICA, International Poetry Festival from 5 to 10 October 2009. The evening events will take place from 5 – 9 October at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre (19h30), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, and the BAT Centre on 10 October.

A major component of the festival is the schools programme which consists of a school visits by participating poets and a poetry competition. Poetry Africa invites learners to submit material for the poetry competition which is held in conjunction with the festival. Learners should please submit poems by Wednesday, 16 September 2009 for our judges to make the final selection of winners. Entries received after this date will not be accepted.

There is no particular topic for the poems and they can be written in either English, Zulu or Afrikaans. Illegible entries will not be considered – poems to be typewritten or printed if possible. No more than 2 poems per pupil are to be submitted, with a maximum length of one A4 page per poem.

Prizes will be given for the best entries and all winners will be given complimentary tickets to attend the festival on the evening of Friday, 9 October 2009 when it is hoped they will read their poems and where they will receive prizes. All winning entries will be displayed in the foyer of the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre for patrons to view.

If you are a learner and would like to be involved in this competition – submit your poems, together with your school’s name, teacher’s name, and your school telephone number to the Centre for Creative Arts by no later than 16 September 2009. Entries may be hand delivered to the Centre or faxed to 031 260 3074 or posted to

CENTRE FOR CREATIVE ARTS
UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA
4041

For more information on the festival or the competition, contact the Centre for Creative Arts on 031 260 2506 or 031 260 1816 or visit the website: www.cca.ukzn.ac.za.


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