A Poetic Water Journey

A Poetic Water Journey

Babs Gons in South Africa

5 November 2018 - Babs Gons

Only when I’m standing in the middle of the Fugard Theater in Capetown, with in my hands the colourful programme of the Open Book Festival, do I start to realise what an enormous festival this is. This is a place where hundreds of writers, poets, activists, dancers, playwrights and journalists come together to give readings, do performances, book signings and have discussions with each other and the audience.

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Babs Gons

(1971) is a writer, performer and theatre producer, and she has worked on a number of literary programmes and festivals. In 2007 she set up the Poetry Circle Nowhere platform with Lies Aris to bring together Dutch writing performers and performing writers. Gons can also be considered a spoken word pioneer and she regularly treads the boards herself with her own poems.