Writings of the general word's body

Saturday, November 19, 2011

2nd AWW Symposium continues

The 2nd African Women Writers' Symposium continues today and tomorrow. Programme for the 2 days, below.

The Second African Women Writers’ Symposium 2011

9am -5pm

Venue: Windybrow Theatre , Cnr Nugget and Pietersen Street, Hillbrow, Joburg

DAY 2: Saturday 19th November 2011

9 – 10.30am

OPENING PANEL: Women writing and the women’s movement: “Speaking out, Sisterhood, solidarity and the worldliness of words”

Chair: Pumla Gqola

Panellists: Kadija George, Ekbal Baraka, Lola Shoneyin, Shaida Kazie Ali

11.00 – 12.30 pm

PANEL: From Africa with love: rewriting narratives of nation

Chair: Lizzy Attree

Panellists: Farah Abusheshwa, Abena Koomson, Leloba Molema, Doreen Baingana, Ellen Ndeshi Namhila

12.30 to 13.30 Lunch

13.30 to 15.00 pm

PANEL: Africa dreaming: the power of the poetic voice

Chair: Diane Ferrus

Panellists: Michelle McGrane, Samira Negrouche, Myesha Jenkins, Beverly Nambozo Nsengiyunva,

15.00 to 16.00 pm

PANEL: Reading between the lines: new ways of reading, writing and networking

Chair: Maureen Isaacson

Panellists: Karabo Kgoleng, Molara Wood, Desiree Lewis, Monica Seeber, Farah Abusheshwa.

16.00 to 17.30 pm

Readings and performances

DAY 3: 10am – 2pm
Venue: Wits University, New Science Building , West Campus, (Yale Rd Entrance)

Sunday 20th November 2011
10am to 12.00.

PANEL: Writing Freedom: Reclaiming the future

Chair and Master of Ceremonies: Gcina Mhlophe

Panellists: Nawal El Saadawi, Margie Orford, Tsitsi Dangaremba, , Ingrid Winterbach, Angela Makholwa

12 noon to 13.00pm

Closing and Tributes to Nadine Gordimer on the occasion of her 88th birthday

Readings and Performances

Free Entrance / Refreshments will be served.
All welcome but R.S.V.P to: bookings@awwn.co.za
Or zodwa@windybrowarts.co.za
Enquiries: 011 720-7009 / More info: www.awwn.co.za
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/africanwomenwritersnetwork

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