Last Thursdays Poetry Sessions

Conversations | Feature Performances | Open Mics

Hear My Voice hosts monthly poetry sessions at the American Corner situated within the Es'kia Mphahlele Library in Tshwane every last Thursday of each month. Hosted by Torsten "Clear" Rybka, each event features a conversation and performance by an invited poet as well as an open mic allowing the community to actively participate. Previous featured poets have included Anga Mamfanya, Poet Flow, Emmah Mabye, TSOL 2015 winner Xabiso Vili and 2016/17 season winner of the Tshwane Speak Out Loud Youth Poetry Competition Busisiwe Mahlangu. These events are free and open to the public.

The Last Thursday's Poetry Sessions are presented in partnership with the American Embassy's American Corner and Tshwane Speak Out Loud.

2018 featured Poets

Month Featured Poet
February Sweden Poets(Henry Bowers, Olivia Bergdahl and Amer Sarsour)
March No Last Thursdays
April No Last Thursdays
May Xitha Makgetha
June Flex of He & I
July Open Mic (No feature)
August Athena Farrokhzad (Sweden)
September Torsten "Clear" Rybka
October Mthunzikazi Mbungwana
November Modise Sekgothe

2017 featured Poets

Month Featured Poet
November Xabiso Vili
October Poet Flow
September Emmah Mabye
August Anga Mamfanya
July Busisiwe Mahlangu