Tuesday, 8 October 2013

DAY 3- Public Press Update with Zanele Mutema and Mbizo Chirasha

GirlchildVoices Fiesta100tpc 2013 season.

Our program began at 1130   am at the First Floor gallery  facilitated by  Zimbabwean Poet and Coordinator Mbizo Chirasha and Zanele Mutema taking the Vision College Students and other participants through   a journey of  visual arts  creations . She have done a lot exhibitions in Harare   and outside Harare. She is into mixed media. Students got much inspiration from her exhibition that is currently running at the First Floor Gallery. She answered a lot of burning questions from eager students . Questions on art and community development, Questions on art and sustainability, Questions on art and survival.

Then Mbizo  Chirasha gave a participatory intervention  on how to grow ideas into works of arts. He touched   on the development of   literary arts and literacy in Zimbabwe. Aspects of creative writing . One interesting part   was when he projected issues on how arts or literature   is positively related to societal change, community transformation. Writers expose social rot   and political decay of their nations.

The poet also delved into issues that have to do   with the use of literature and creative writing and arts genres to uphold the essence of social equity and gender balance.

The poet read and performed some of his poems from his books and journals  around the world. The poems he read include Dear Commissar, Identity Apples, Road to Damascus, Africa My Wonderland , Dimples of Freedom and others.
The session ended with participants writing up their samples in writers practical sessions dubbed the Creative Writing Skills Lab.

Thank  to Tariro Chingozho and Marcia Bangure   of the First Floor Gallery  for the technical logistics
Kudzai Mutiti for assisting in Coordinating and planning the skills  seminars with students. Facilitators   ,schools and teachers who  moved  with us along this arduous journey together  we pull through.
The American Embassy Public Affairs Section for facilitating the small grant for Girl child Voices Fiesta-100tpc 2013 season.
We all meet again Tuesday to finalize our cause.
Mbizo Chirasha
Fiesta Coordinator

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