Poets from all over the world come to Durban every October for the Poetry Africa festival, but its mission is to primarily promote the work of poets from the African subcontinent. The week-long programme includes performances, readings, musical performances and book launches in the evenings at several venues, including the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and the BAT Centre; and seminars, workshops, and school visits during the day. The festival culminates in the finale, which features poets, musicians, and the Durban SlamJam competition. Most events have free admission, though the SlamJam is popular and it's best to arrive early.
Venue: Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and the BAT Centre
Date: 15 - 20 October 2012