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Event date: 16/09/2016 - 18/09/2016 Export event

Tuin van Digters

Tuin van Digters

From 16 to 18 September, the Tuin van Digters poetry festival takes place at the Breytenbach Centre in Wellington in the Western Cape. This year, Flemish poetry slammer Martijn Nelen will be part of the performance poetry programme. Martijn Nelen was a runner-up in the 2015 Belgian poetry slam championships and will be performing in South Africa for the first time. Catch his performance on 16 September at 15:00 and his poetry workshop on 17 September at 10:00. On 17 September, he also features in the Inzync Digterspaartie en Open Mikrofoon at 19:15. 

In addition to this, Professor Yves T'Sjoen (Ghent University) will be part of the Digitale Digkuns panel on 17 September at 15:45.

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