A
 
Web www.artsmart.co.za
A R T S M A R T
arts news from kwazulu-natal

literature
www.artsmart.co.za
enquiries@artsmart.co.za
 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
 

NB: as of 23 September 2008, all new artSMart articles are being published on the site news.artsmart.co.za.

TWO PROFS AND A POET (article first published : 2004-09-5)

Two years ago Professor Michael Chapman presented his definitive collection The New Century of South African Poetry at a meeting of the Live Poets’ Society in Durban. At the group’s next get-together he will deliver a talk on the late, great, controversial Durban-born poet Roy Campbell.

Interspersing the commentary, selections of Campbell’s work will be read by Prof Pieter Scholtz and Caroline Smart. The programme is a preview of Chapman’s book on Campbell to be launched in October at Durban’s annual Poetry Africa Festival. The presentation takes place at 17h30 on September 8 in Adams Books Coffee Shop, Musgrave Centre.

Michael Chapman is Dean of Human Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban. A leading authority on South African poetry, and literature in general, his numerous publications include A Century of SA Poetry, SA English Poetry: A Modern Perspective, and Southern African Literatures.

Pieter Scholtz is Emeritus Professor of Drama from UKZN, Durban, where he headed the department for over 20 years. A prolific playwright and twice winner of the Amstel Playwright of the Year award, he founded the Kwasuka Theatre in Durban. His book Tales of the Tokoloshe was published last month.

Apart from being artSMart’s editor, Caroline Smart is a well-known actress who has performed on stage, radio and television productions. She has just completed filming Richard E Grant’s Wah Wah which marks his directorial debut.

Taking a cue from Roy Campbell’s iconoclastic attitudes, the evening’s theme is “Sacred Cows”. Those with poems attacking, ridiculing or satirising popular icons or cherished beliefs are invited to present them (providing they do not amount to hate speech). Then during the Poet Pourri session they may air their work on any subject they wish.

Entry is free and all are welcome regardless of whether or not they write poetry. As there is no booking, latecomers are advised to bring cushions or folding chairs. For more details please contact Brett on 031 266 4762, 082 516 0517, or e-mail thirdeye@3i.co.za




 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
a co-production by caroline smart services and .durbanet. site credits
copyright © subsists in this page. all rights reserved. [ edit ] copyright details  artsmart