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TIME OF THE WRITER LEARNERS COMPETITION (article first published : 2006-12-4)

The 10th Time Of The Writer International Writers Festival will be hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts from March 19 to 24, 2007, featuring a diverse selection of writers from South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. Readings, presentations, discussions and debates will take place each evening at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, with a wide programme of day activities in and around the city of Durban.

A central focus of the festival is to encourage reading and writing, particularly among the youth. Time of the Writer invites learners to begin submitting 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.

Winners will be awarded a cash prize of R1,000 and given complimentary tickets to attend the festival on an evening where they will be handed their prizes.

Submissions should be received by no later than February 19. Entries must be fictional stories and not critical essays. A maximum of five pages (preferably typed) are to be written in either English, Zulu or Afrikaans. Illegible entries will not be considered. Entries may be faxed, hand-delivered or posted. Please allow two weeks for mail to reach the organisers.

Learners wishing to be involved in this competition should submit their stories, together with their schoolís name, teacherís name, and school telephone number to the Centre for Creative Arts. 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 4041.

More information on the festival or the competition from the Centre for Creative Arts on 031 260 2506 or visit www.cca.ukzn




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