Radio Interview with Three Dancing Pencil Members


On Friday 16th, Nhlanhla Nxele of the SABC interviewed three Dancing Pencils members and Felicity Keats Morrison. Mthoko Lembethe, film maker, put together a creative writing workshop last week at Reunion Secondary School at which Thembinkosi Ngcobo (left  in the photograph), a previous inmate of Westville Prison, spoke to the learners about his experience with right brain writing in the prison.

He is a published author now, with a story in the anthologies launched last year at Exclusive Books, Pavilion, and has a novel ready for launching next month hopefully at the South African Book Fair in Cape Town. He is finishing his next novel and expects to start another in English!

The learners had two hours of writing to Viivaldi. One leaner, Okhule Dlamini, wrote such a rivetting poem that she was invited for the interview on Friday, to speak about her right brain experience and to read out her poem for radio to record.

The outcome of last week’s training is that a Dancing Pencils Writing Club has started at Reunion Secondary School under the mentorship of Mrs Ramballi, the English teacher, The club expects to have an anthology ready by 30 June to meet our deadline for this years book launches in the City Hall on August 3,4 and 5th.


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