Poetry at the book fest

Toni Stuart, from Muizenberg, Afeefa Omar, from Bellville, and Pieter Odendaal and Lwanda Sindaphi, from Observatory, will take part in What the Water Remembers. Picture: Lindsey Appolis
A multilingual poetry production that explores our personal, historical, socio-economic and spiritual relationships to water in Cape Town will debut at the Open Book Festival on Wednesday September 4 at the Fugard Theatre, at 6pm.

Poets Pieter Odendaal, Lwanda Sindaphi, Toni Stuart and Afeefa Omar join forces with director Jason Jacobs and singer Babalwa Zimbini Embo Makwetu to explore our relations to water in What the Water Remembers.

The production is the result of a collaborative process that included workshops with various experts, visiting bodies of water and writing poems. The project forms part of Odendaal’s doctoral studies at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane on how spoken word poetry can help us to respond to social and ecological change. 

Tickets cost R50. Book through Webtickets under Open Book Festival.