Wits Arts and Literature Experience (WALE)

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Country and Region South AfricaWestern Cape
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Johannesburg, Western Cape, South Africa
Festival Contact Information

Phone: +27 011 717 1371
Email: wale.festival@wits.ac.za

Festival Description

The Wits Arts and Literature Experience (WALE) lives up to its billing as a platform for exciting, stimulating and engaging interaction with some of the country’s best writers. Wits Writers Live, SLLS Authors in Conversation, book launches and panel discussions by the Wits University Press and Pan Macmillan are just some of the literature-focused events taking place during WALE. Also part of the programme is Writing an Artist: a Wits Writing Centre Experiment that puts the writing of several young literary risk-takers in the spotlight.

One of the most popular segments of WALE's programme, Wits Writers Live, offers the chance to get up-close-and-personal with four writers from the MA Creative Writing Seminar (part of the Wits School of Literature and Language Studies).

Wits University Press is also making its considerable presence felt at WALE this year with a series of joint panel discussions and book launches that use three newly published works to get to the heart of several key issues currently facing South Africa.

Festival Dates May 11 - 14, 2011
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