· The workshop/symposium will be facilitated by Botswana’s prominent writers Lauri Kubuitsile and Barolong Seboni. Poets will interact and share ideas, knowledge and skills. This is a good way of empowering our local performers. It also helps in sharing our culture with international audiences. Since both traditional and contemporary poets will be taking part in this festival, the interaction between the two will close the gap and help even the audience to appreciate these two approaches to poetry.