ZAPP is a collaborative project on Southern African Poetry between Wits and Cambridge Universities. It aims to include and link universities, schools, teachers, teacher educators and practising poets across the country. ZAPP is about the power of South African Poetry, Word and Sound. The project will run from 2014-2016 and will be launched on Sunday 20 October in Melville and on Tuesday 22 October at Wits (Main Campus).
We invite you to attend both launches in your capacity as scholar, poet, teacher, student, or sheer poetry lover.
Poetry performances and an introduction to ZAPP.
Free workshops, panels, book launches, storytelling and fabulous poetry from local greats.
Outline of ZAPP by local and Cambridge representatives
Poetry reading and performance
Refreshments and snacks
Follow-up Special Interest session (optional)
Special Interest session immediately after launch for people who wish to participate in any part of the project during any phase. Please stay to signal your interest in any of the following: organisation and admin: poetry events; symposium; implementation in schools; teacher workshops; publications (Special Edition; Anthology; Teaching Manual and Guidelines) We welcome all those who are interested in making a contribution to the invigoration, promotion, study, teaching and writing of Southern African poetry to attend one or both of the launches.
PUBLIC LAUNCH AT MELVILLE POETRY FESTIVAL
Sunday 20 October, 13:00 – 18:00, at 7th Street venues -
The Lucky Bean, Sophiatown, Bambanani Restaurants and the IT café.
ZAPP LAUNCH 17:00 at Lucky Bean.
Tuesday 22 October, 16:00 - 17:00
Wits Writing Centre, Ground Floor, Wartenweiler Library, Wits Main
Special Interest Session: 17h00 – 18h00.
We look forward to seeing you!
Parking: Yale Road and Origins Centre, Wits University
RSVP Pamela.Nichols@wits.ac.za and Kgagelo.Lekota@wits.ac.za
Enquiries 011 717 4125 (Wits Writing Centre)
083 233 5270
084 678 1365