Friday, May 20, 2011

Our Uganda Friday: Poetry In Session

by Darlyne Komukama



The spoken word movement in Kampala is slowly growing and in a large part, it is thanks to this event (which you may remember we mentioned briefly before).

Poetry in Session started out as a small gathering of poets, poets-in-the-making and poetry lovers, once a month, in intimate setting where the spoken word could be manipulated and enjoyed. Mostly by word of mouth and social networking, the word got out about the lovely evenings that were being had and the crowd is growing exponentially.

The poets are passionate and the crowd is receptive, it feels like a bunch of friends hanging out and hearing each other's views on topics ranging from love to religion, politics to social norms, drinking to relationships. Everything is touched on and the fledgling poets are nurtured by the energy in the place.

This month's event is on the 24th of May, 2011 starting at 8.00pm at Isha's on Kenneth Dale Crescent off Kiira Road.

See you there.

1 comment:

Wagaba said...

One of the poet's names is simply "Richie"? According to the banner at least... That's the most hilarious poet name i think I've ever heard in my life!