We had a great time with Diana Ferrus as she presented the poetry workshop!
Poets and aspiring poets were invited to attend a poetry workshop presented by Diana Ferrus on Friday, 19 July in the Activities Room at the Polokwane City Library.
Diana is a writer, poet, performance poet and story-teller. Her work has been published in various collections and some serve as prescribed texts for high school learners. Diana teaches Creative Writing at the Breytenbach Art Centre where she presents classes two Saturdays per month.
Diana Ferrus is internationally known and acclaimed for the poem that she wrote for the indigenous South African woman Sarah Baartman who was taken away from her country under false pretenses and paraded as a sexual freak in Europe.
This workshop was designed to stimulate creativity and guide poets through the process of creating a poem, to read it aloud and what steps to follow to get it published. To prepare for this practical workshop poets are invited to bring along one to three poems that they have written to be discussed, refined and polished through the guidance of an experienced poet and publisher.