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27 May 2011

WINZ Newsletter, Issue No 24

Dear writers, after the successful launch of our seven-month activity calendar at the Book Café last week, we are patiently preparing for the next move. We will be loyal to our calendar. Our next activity, as indicated on the calendar, will be a literary discussion and poetry performance galore to mark Day of the African Child usually held on 16 June. We are likely to be at a local school and the focus is on the students. Details of this event will be posted on this blog soon. Meanwhile, the June online poetry workshop with poet Georgia Ann Martin-Banks (PICTURED RIGHT) is about to roar and is getting more and more popular. Poets interested in the programme should register (free registration) so that when the second group begins, there are no regrets.


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(Pictures: Win-Zimbabwe/Global Arts) 

 Tinashe Mutumwapavi' Muchuri demonstrating his oral talent as he tells a story titled “Tawanda Nembwa Dzake Shanu” 

Win-Zimbabwe Director, Beaven Tapureta, updating launch attendees on the status of the association

Publishing in Local languages and the setbacks: Jerry Zondo (above)

Mingling and sharing contacts after the launch

Students from Contingency College who were part of the Awake Zimbabwe drama group

 Mr. Hosea Tokwe, giving closing remarks

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Tinashe "Mutumwapavi" Muchuri


Complete Arts Project is set to unveil  two nights of different poetry slams at Cresta Jameson hotel on June 17 and 18 2011. 
The slam will see about twelve poets battle for top undisclosed prizes. The audience, which will also stand a chance to recite their creations on the day as sacrificial poets, will be the major adjudicator.
Complete Arts administrator, Rutendo Tapiwa Chigudu (pictured), said, “This initiative is a result of the successful running of the play Opus Mystic Ngoda written and directed by Peter Churu at the same venue. The play had live music, dance and poetry. Our audience loved the play and asked us to do more. We are now introducing poetry at its best.  We will work with poets who have been performing on many fora and have experience. We want these poets to entice our audience with their poetry.”
This will be the second poetry slam in the city apart from House of Hunger Poetry slam run by Pamberi Arts Trust at the Book Cafe.
Rutendo said, “The slam will be taking in poets who have the experience of entertaining the audience. The tried and tested poets like Chenjerai ‘Vasadza’ Mazambani, Ticha Muzavazi, Mbizo, Breezy, and Semalo are some of the poets who will be trading their craftsmanship at the venue on the two nights.”
When asked what type of an audience is at the Cresta Jameson Hotel, Rutendo said, “The audience is a dedicated paying audience who love poetry. We are in a way trying to commercialize poetry.”
Complete Arts Project was established in 2007 under the leadership of Peter Churu, a theatre entrepreneur .     

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