Hear My Voice will host acclaimed Swedish poets Henry Bowers, Olivia Bergdahl and Amer Sarsour from the 19th - 28th February 2018 in Tshwane and Johannesburg as part of the Sweden and South Africa Poetry Exchange. The poets will take part in various activities over 10 days which include feature performances, workshops, master classes, open mics and jam sessions in Tshwane and Johannesburg. This is the first phase of the Exchange, the second phase will take place in September 2018 whereby a group of South African poets will travel to Sweden to partake in similar activities and feature at the Ordsprak - Uppsala International Poetry Festival.
The full itinerary will be made available shortly. In the interim, join our mailing list and keep in touch with the project on social media via @HearMyVoiceSA and @SpeakOutLoudSA on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
The Sweden and South Africa Poetry Exchange is organized by Hear My Voice in partnership with the Ordsprak - Uppsala International Poetry Festival and is made possible by the Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria through funding from the Swedish Institute and the Swedish Arts Council. Additional support is provided by the The City of Tshwane and Tshwane Speak Out Loud Youth Poetry Competition and Festival