Telling truth slant: poetry as creative non-fiction
Poetry is usually taught as a form of fiction, but many say that it is in fact a form of creative non-fiction. How do we use poetry as a form of truth-telling? Telling truths that would otherwise be too hard to bear? Telling truth to power? Taking facts and reforming them into small pieces of art/creativity? I'll read poems (both by myself and other writers, including Wally Mongane Serote, Chris van Wyk and Finuala Dowling) that explore memoir and memory, and address those hard facts of life, the inevitability of grief and the persistence of injustice.
Venue: The Tree House at Temenos
Friday 28 August / 8.00pm / The Tree House at Temenos / 50 min / R50.00