Join Poet Toni Stuart as she performs original works at The Forge - a beautiful venue, tucked away in the heart of Kalk Bay. There will also be a special collaborative performance with flamenco dancer Candice Daniels, who dances with Wilvan School of Dance.

Details:
Saturday 10th November 2012
6 pm
Tickets: R 60
To book please contact Toni on 071 573 3597 or email tonistuart@gmail.com
Booking is essential as space is limited. Payment can be made at the door.

More about Toni Stuart

Toni Stuart, 29, is a poetry writer, performer and developer. Her poetry has been published in Looking Back, Going Forward: Young Voices on Freedom (British Council, STE Publishers, 2004), the short story anthology Women Flashing (Women’s Writing Workshops, 2005). The Ground’s Ear (Quickfox Publishing, 2011) and Agenda Journal on Teenage Fertility and Desire (Unisa Press and Routledge, 2011). As a journalist she worked for Cape Community Newspapers for a number of years, and now writes for Word Up eZine and reviews books for the Cape Times.

Toni performed with the And the Word Was Woman Ensemble, alongside acclaimed poet Malika Ndlovu and the 2010 Ingrid Jonker Prize winner Tania van Schalkwyk among others. She featured at the Urban Voices International Poetry Festival in 2010, and has performed locally and internationally.

In 2010, she co-founded the NPO I Am Somebody!, with storyteller Nicole le Roux. The organisation works towards reconciliation through bringing together people from different cultures, backgrounds and sectors to support young adults through a two-year Rites of Passage programme.

Earlier this year she was the co-ordinator of the Cape Town leg of the Drama for Life National Performance Poetry Challenge, and curated the poetry events The Distance Between Page and Stage at Open Book Festival and Badilisha Poetry’s 100Thousand Poets for Change in September.

She has a number of years experience in the NGO sector, using poetry and creative writing as a tool for debriefing, self-care and self-expression. She has also used poetry very effectively as a tool to enable young people to talk about social issues such as abuse, as well as the problems they face in their own communities. She works as a full-time poet, writer and workshop facilitator. She is currently working on her first collection of poetry.