A former Poetry Farm member, Sheila Khala will be among the twenty five SADC poets and visual artists to perform at this year’s SADC poetry festival organised by the arts initiates and Township Productions of Namibia. The festival which will be in Botswana at the Alliance Francaise de Gaborone premesis is in its second year running and will kickstart on the 27th August and end on the 29th August. Shiela will be representing Lesotho at the festival which is aimed at fostering and promoting a network among poets and visual artists.
The Director of Arts Initiates, Mr Wonder Guchu says the festival is not necessarily aimed at professional poets but a mixture of both, aspiring and experienced poets. Among some of the key issues to be discussed are the state of poetry in the participants’s home country and the role of arts in intergrating the region.