The writing bug bites in Promosa
Seven young writers from the Promosa residential area have just exhibited their work after they attended a series of workshops presented by the subject group Writing Arts in collaboration with the ATKV Writing School and the Centre for Creativity at the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus.
According to Prof Franci Greyling, organiser of this project, the aim of the creative writing project is to introduce talented young writers in Promosa to a variety of creative activities and to expand their skills – specifically with reference to the creative process of writing and publication.
The course ended on Saturday 26 May with an exhibition of the participants’ work and a short programme where the writers read some of their work to the listeners.
The project forms part of a creative and research project, “Weerspieëling en weerklank: Gesprekke oor tipografie, topografie en tipologie” in which the subject groups Writing Arts, Graphic Design and Art History are involved.
Feel free to listen to the sound clip of Prof Franci Greyling. She explains briefly what their project entails.
The young writers from Promosa that participated in the workshops are Godwin Willemse, Shaday Hendriks, Leonora van Rooyen, Janine Mattyse, Sipho Mkhefa and Papi Xhobozani. Andrea Chinian was absent.
Leonora van Rooyen, a third-year student in Writing Arts and project assistant looks at the young writers’ work. With her is Bernice MacKenzie from the Research Unit Languages and Literature in the SA Context.
The work of young writer Papi Xubuzani from Promosa is exhibited here. Almari Carosini, a third-year student in Graphic Design, assisted him with the design of the poster.