Poetavango Chairperson Legodile “Dredd X” Seganabeng was upbeat ahead of the planned Valentine’s Day Dinner slated for Thursday evening at Rileys Hotel in Maun.

He had a chat with Voice reporter Daniel Chida.

 Q. When is your event?
This in fact is not our event; it is a hosting by Riley’s Hotel event.

They have invited Poetavango Spoken Word Poetry to be the providers of entertainment in the form of poetry and music.

It’s on Thursday 14 February 2013.

Q. What is it about?
The event is all about the widely celebrated Valentine’s Day.

It is, actually a valentine’s dinner and poetry night.

It is the kind of event where partners, especially romantic partners, will gather to celebrate their love for each other.

Poetry is a very powerful and direct means of communication and it’s the best way to celebrate love.

Q. Where will it take place, time and gate price?
Venue is Cresta Riley’s Hotel, Maun. Time is 1830 until 2230. And the ticket price is P125 for single and P250 for a couple.

Tickets are available at Riley’s Hotel.

Q. What are your expectations?
First of all this is a descent outing for the community. We expect and encourage a good turn up because events like this don’t come too often.

Maun has been turned into the home of poetry and the people are always supportive of poetry sessions.

Q. Who are your partners?
Riley’s Hotel. Like I said, it’s a Riley’s event and we are invited to provide entertainment.

Q. How many artists will showcase
There will be ten performers; all of them are Poetavango poets

Q. How many events of such nature did you hold in the past or how frequent do you have events of such nature?
We hold events regularly. Throughout the year, we host events with various themes attached.

The themes depend on the month of the year and what we feel needs to be celebrated.

We are currently preparing for the Maun International Poetry Festival in May.

Q. The Theme of the event

Love in all its forms and shapes and colours.

Every performer will present their views on love. Love can be sweet, bitter, salty, cold or hot. Love surprises, and love amazes.

Q. You are free to add more info

There will be some competitions for the attendants.

The categories of the competition include Best dressed couple, Best poem recite and history of Valentine’s Day quiz.

First prize wins complementary accommodation for two at Riley’s Hotel. Second Prize wins Dinner for two and Third Prize wins Lunch for two.

For Poetavango, this is just the beginning and we assure and promise our fans and supporters that more poetry events are coming their way.


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