Tag Archives: writing
Ingrid de Kok chats to Jonathan Amid about South Africa’s poetry culture at the Dancing in Other Words festival.
‘Dreaming is our most important job’. Jonathan Amid catches up with Dominique Botha at the Dancing in Other Words Poetry Festival.
Lauren Beukes talks to Wamuwi Mbao about letting the haters hate, and writing what she wants to write.
Ever wondered what Lauren Beukes loved reading as a child, or whether she sometimes writes in the nude? Find the answer to these and many other quirky questions in her interview with SLiPnet’s Chantelle Gray van Heerden.
Finuala Dowling blogs about God, stuttering, aptitude tests and the paradox of writer’s block.
I can’t remember the exact wording of the career aptitude test I took in the last year of junior school, but I have never forgotten my elation when I saw option c). Write poems all day – here was an official aptitude test placing “poet” alongside the respectable vocations of receptionist, accountant and mechanic! I no longer doubted my future. Someone would pay me to write poems all day; somewhere, somehow, it would be possible to acquire the qualifications necessary for this splendid job.