The 23rd annual edition of Time of the Writer, hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts, will take place in Durban from 16 to 21 March 2020.
The written word envelops Durban as South African, African and International writers gather for a thought provoking week of literary dialogue, exchange of ideas and stimulating discussions.Time of the Writer features a diverse gathering of leading novelists, social commentators, activists, playwrights and short story writers.
The festival partners with City’s Libraries department to deliver a community engagement programme that actively promotes reading and writing. This programme involves students, library users, librarians and community members.Time of The Writer also promotes South African and African writers in the current cultural climate that sees literature as part of a bigger social process around nation building and social cohesion within South Africa and our continent. This festival has – and continues – to encourage debates and dialogue around all forms of the spoken and written word as part of the Centre for Creative Arts’ agenda to celebrate contemporary cultural and histories, both the locally and globally.