young artists - any art form - one mic

Monday, July 12, 2010

Olivia Coetzee - poet

29-year-old poet, artist and activist, Olivia Coetzee born in Mariental, Namibia, grew up in Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. The eldest daughter of August and Margriet Coetzee with three siblings finished, high school in 1999, where she entered the corporate world. Olivia turned her focus from school to work, with her writing taking the back seat but was introduced to Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way that took her into exploring her writing on a new level. Starting her poet’s journey in 2009, she has been published in Sparkling Women 1 and 2, Water-Cycles and Cyphers (anthology formed out of a workshop held by Winslow Schalkwyk) and Ugandan Sexuality reader (still to be released). Taking her work to stage has seen her perform in Johannesburg Constitutional Hill and having the opportunity to be a part of Badilisha Poetry Xchange Master classes, she performed at the Central Library on Africa Day 2010. She recently was asked to be a part of the cast of Reclaiming the P…Word a production by Mary Hames, which was at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival this year. This talented poet / performer will be using her gift to give back to her community. Read more of her work on her blog

No comments:

Post a Comment