THE Live Literature Festival that ended last Friday was a resounding success, its organisers have said.
A number of schools participated in the event held at the Bulawayo Amphitheatre where they performed drama acts based on school setbooks that are part of this year’s high school curriculum. Southern Eye Entertainment caught up with organisers of the event who were visibly happy.
They said the event had been of benefit to students who attended the two-day workshop that was aimed at developing the minds of students who will be sitting for their final exams at the end of the year.
“As organisers, we are happy that we had more than 500 students drawn from various schools,” Thabani Moyo, a teacher at Eveline High School said.
“Our students put up spirited performances that left the audience in stitches. They managed to capture all the important themes that are found in setbooks.”
The performances were organised by the Centre for Talent Development. This year’s event attracted schools from Matabeleland South and Matabeleland North.
Some of the schools from outside Bulawayo included Empandeni, Tsholotsho and Gwanda High schools. Students performed Song of Lawino by Okot p’Bitek and Wole Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel, among other drama texts.