Literary festival in May

The three-day Franschhoek Literary Festival which will be held in May will include poetry readings, a competition, discussions and performance poetry.

There will be poetry from across the spectrum from well-known poets to new voices and 13 poetry sessions.You can book for discussions ranging from hip-hop, learning how to write, read and hear poetry, the personal journeys of poets, young voices from Sudan, Nigeria and South Africa, multilingualism and translation in poetry, a discussion around the themes of nature in poetry, to the differing styles and delivery of spoken and written poetry.

Poets will include Mbongeni Nomkonwana, Karin Schimke, Jumoke Verissimo, Safia Elhillo, Blaq Pearl, Khadija Heeger, Adam Haupt, Nick Mulgrew, Beverly Rycroft, Eliza Kentridge, Primrose Mrwebi, Isobel Dixon, Katleho Shoro, Quentin Will-iams, Linda Kaoma, Wendy Woodward, Finuala Dowling and Genna Gardini. Visit www. for the full programme. Book tickets at www. web tickets. or emai marlareddy@ or call 073 034 6591.