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Guidance From The Literary Greats

THE Congress of South African Writers (Cosaw) will run four- month courses on poetry, short story writing and scriptwriting in Johannesburg and Cape Town from August 20.

Facilitators include some of the best-known names in South African literature. Involved in the poetry courses are Don Mattera, Sipho Sepamla and Achmat Dangor; for short stories, Nadine Gordimer and Njabulo Ndebele; and for scriptwriting, Walter Chakela and Zakes Mda.

Classes will be scheduled for Saturdays. Applicants — who may be published, unpublished or aspirant writers — have been asked to submit a 500-word “creative personal essay” which will be used as a basis for selecting participants. Tuition for each course will be R400, for all sessions.

For further information, telephone (011) 833-2530, (011) 622-3744 or (021) 685-1257.

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