Poetry Evening (Thursday 3 August 2023)
Join us on Thursday the 3rd of August at 18h00 for a magical evening of poetry as the poets from the 2022 Penseel publication take the stage and read their incredible poems. Penseel is published by the Stellenbosch University’s Afrikaans and Dutch Department’s committee, VER[r]AS. The volume has a long history in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch. It was founded by Fanie Olivier and Danie Botha in 1969/70 under protection of ASK. Since then the volume has seen publication nearly every year. Among those poets and writers who have had their work published in Penseel over the years are today well-known figures in the Afrikaans literary world – Zandra Bezuidenhout, Kerneels Breytenbach, Charles Fryer, Rachelle Greeff, Helena Gunter, Joan Hambidge, Daniel Hugo, André le Roux, Sonja Loots, Fanie Olivier, Alfred Schaffer, Etienne van Heerden and Marlene van Niekerk – to name but a few.

Today Penseel remains a student volume. All students at Stellenbosch University may submit their original Afrikaans poems or short short stories for possible publication in Penseel. The entries are reviewed by a panel, with the best contributions being published.