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Township Productions to host poetry slam

by Staff Writer

Township Productions will bring to life session four of its bi-monthly poetry project scheduled for the 9thof August 2018 under the theme The Cradle of Sense: Rebirth of logic.

“This session will discuss the morality of our minds, life, and community and will look at revisiting the spirit of caring and sharing within our modern communities,” said the event organisers.

Township Productions is an arts company that has over the years produced various poetry projects, including Poetry Workshops, four editions of World Poetry Month Commemoration, five volumes of poetry publications, Countless poetry sessions; Poetry reading, recitals and a Regional Poetry Competitions for Secondary Schools in the Erongo Region.

Township Productions has collaborated on poetry related projects with organisations and institutions such as Franco-Namibia Cultural Centre, Bank Windhoek Arts Festival and Spoken Word, Grass Roots Slam Poetry and also had collaborative work with OYO and Arts Initiative-Zimbabwe.

 It launched the 2018 edition of the Bi-monthly Poetry Project on the 8th of February 2018. This poetry project is in collaboration with the Goethe Institut Namibia, a long term partner of Township Productions, in the promotion and hosting of poetry sessions over the past three years.

This far, the Bi-monthly Poetry Project successfully staged Sessions 1, 2 and 3 under various themes; Session Three took place in Windhoek and in Otjiwarongo, with the latter preceded by a poetry workshop conducted over four days by Norman Rongee, an associate of Township Productions.

The primary objectives of the Bi-monthly Poetry Project are as follow: to promote poetry as a creative and sustainable activity in the Namibian arts sector, to create a poetry platform for younger and established poets to interact and share skills in writing techniques, recitation and performances and to document poetry activities through publishing, video and audio recordings