On the 24th September 2011, poets are planning individual events around the world to simultaneously take place in a demonstration and celebration of poetry to promote social and political change.
So far over 335 cities representing 68 countries have signed up to make this global initiative a success through poetry readings, political demonstrations, community picnics, awareness events, parades, and more.
Badilisha Poetry X-Change is the first of two 100 Thousand Poets events happening in Cape Town. The other, The I Am Somebody Soiree with Toni Stuart, starts at 18H00 (phone 0725733597 for more information).
At the Badilisha Poetry X-Change event you will hear the stirring voices of Malika Ndlovu (accompanied by Lodi Paul Inga), Ernestine Deane, and Mbali Vilakazi, along with emerging poets, Desiree Bailey, Erin Bosenberg, Tauriq Jenkins, Roche Kester, Izahjah Korianda, Thobekile Mbanda, Omnyama, Coco Putuma, Dejavu Tafari, Paul Shangase and Lwanda Sindaphi.
Entrance is free. First come, first served. Phone: 021 422 0468.