Selwyn Milborrow is the founder of MasterClass Writers, the home of creative talks about writing and publishing. The office is based in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. Members are from SA, US, UK & France.
gedicht voor veerle, els, en anne-sophie onthoud je nog? weet je nog hoe we samen hand in hand uit de schoolpoort kwamen onafscheidelijke vrienden voor altijd? niet? wacht, ik weet dat je luistert ook al is de verbinding verbroken weet ik dat de pen genadig zal zijn om de keel haar stilte te breken en ‘n gedicht voor de dag vannacht in het zuiden v…
Port Elizabeth poet and children's author, Chantal Sam Moodaley reads her poem 'Love at first fight'.
I would like to make a case for the repatriation of the remains of Arthur Nortje, a poet from Port Elizabeth buried in Wolvercote Cemetery, Oxford, United Kingdom. He died of a suspected barbiturate overdose on 11 December 1970. Dennis Brutus, Nortje’s mentor, claimed that he had died from an overdose of forty-five barbiturate tablets while other s…
Introducing my new poem "Child of Africa" read by Angelique Angie Simons from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Astonishing poetry performance! My poem was inspired by an image by German Artist, Andrea Braun.
The fear of writing and a free-writing exercise
I had the honour of collaborating with the talented watercolour artist, Andrea Braun from Germany on her painting of a loving elderly couple that instantly captivated me. I immediately felt a new poem 'A love so beautiful' forming at the exact moment I saw Andrea's watercolour painting. In fact, I not only saw the words of the poem forming in my he…
A lot of people struggle to give themselves permission to be creative. It is understandable because all of us are a little bit suspicious of our own talent. And you know what? That could be the beginning or the root cause of procrastination, but that for another day. I have come to the realisation that my experience of doubting my own talent is not…
Selwyn Milborrow shares thoughts from his Lockdown Journal - 29 July 2020.
Day 9 - Lockdown Journal of a South African podcaster.
Selwyn Milborrow’s Lockdown Journal.
Day 7 - Lockdown Journal in South Africa.
Day 6 - Lockdown Journal during the lockdown regulation in South Africa.
Selwyn Milborrow talks about how aspiring writers tend to have self-limiting beliefs.
Our MasterClass Writer, Chantal Moddaly, talks about identifying challenges and limitations as a writer.
Day 5 - My Lockdown Journal broadcasting from South Africa.
Day 4 of my Lockdown Journal during COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa.
Day 3 - My Lockdown Journal
Day 2 of my Lockdown Journal is about adjusting to a new way of life.
Leroy Abrahams is a poet from Port Elizabeth in South Africa.
My lockdown journal: Chronicles of a South African writer - The coronavirus has become our 9/11 and our Arab spring. The coronavirus has changed civilisation; it changed our imaginations. It’s a historic period because mankind will in future (now already) refer to a pre-coronavirus and a post-coronavirus period. #LockdownSouthAfrica #LockdownJourna…
Poet, Bevan Boggenpoel shares his thoughts on the drama around the Springboks visit to PE. He also talks about about his son who was chosen to play soccer for a top club in Port Elizabeth.
Our MasterClass Writer, Leroy Abrahams received the ‘Poet of the Year’ award at the Helenvale Star Community Awards 2019. God answers prayer! Well done, Leroy. All of us from the MasterClass Writers Group are proud of you knowing where you come from. A worthy winner. Victory is yours!
MasterClass Writer, Rozetta Whitting shares an inspirational story about her Down Syndrome son, Alvin.
Rozetta Whitting From MasterClass Writers interviews Alfred ‘Ploeksie’ Matthews. He is a poet from Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.
Selwyn Milborrow reads poems inspired by the Syrian war, Donald Trump, and the #MeToo movement.
Romantic poetry from South Africa by Selwyn Milborrow
Afrikaanse liefdesgedigte van Selwyn Milborrow
Romantiese gedigte in Afrikaans, Nederlands en Engels deur Selwyn Milborrow
Selwyn Milborrow shares his thoughts on self-limiting beliefs.
It is not only writers that suffer from the negative results of self-limiting belief systems; it is everyone. Selwyn Milborrow shares some of his thoughts on this serious matter.
Selwyn Milborrow shares his poetry and the power of words that writers must be wary of.
Selwyn Milborrow of MasterClass Writers in South Africa, interviewed Don Beukes, formerly from Cape Town now residing in France.
Vir party mense is Susan Tiervlei die vrou wat komieklike stories vertel en sommer self daarvoor lag. Ja, vir my ook, maar daar is ‘n ander kant vanSusan; die diep denker en digter wat skryf oor dinkdinge, en dit op ‘n unieke manier neerpen.
Susan Tiervlei gesels oor die skryfproses en lees haar gedigte: "Ek leef: deel 1 en 2" en "My liefste Daniel".
Prophecy over my Sharon Liberty by Prophet Ed Traut on Sunday, 13 October 2019.
Rozetta Whitting, our MasterClass writer interviewed a friend who survived a stroke recently. Rozetta reads poetry to Judy Coetzee and shares some inspiring stories.
The excuse that you don’t have time in the day or evening to write is a dream killer. Share this podcast with the procrastinators out there.
Seven reasons why you need to write a book will give you more perspective and better focus as an aspiring writer.
For a writer to change lives, it’s best to start with yourself. Change won’t happen if you’re in a state of fear. Face the fear and keep writing.
MasterClass Writer, Rozetta Whitting recently started reading poetry to the elderly. She noticed that many of the elders were responding. They were becoming more alive. They were enjoying themselves. This is an ongoing project that we support Rozetta with.
Our youth needs support and inspiration in today’s world of unhappiness, confusion and challenges. This episode aims to cheer them up and encourage them to press on.
I wrote this poem to honour my grandma and other grandmas who loved reading to their grandkids.
Today’s youth is tomorrow’s adults. Let’s support them in every way possible.
The words in your head and heart need to get a new address called Paper street.
Poet and author, Dayne Pillay shares some encouragement for the youth of South Africa.
Bernie Burrell shares her Afrikaans poem "Huisskoonmaak". She shares the joy and tranquillity of cleaning and being at home. Bernie makes one realise how a home can be the best place to be to experience peace and joy.
South African poet and educator Angelique Simons sent me a poem she wrote recently. Her poem titled ‘As a Man think so is he’ is filled with the power of thought.Her poem reminds of Proverbs 23 verse 7 from the Bible, and a book titled ‘As a Man Thinketh’ by James Allen. In this episode Angelique Simons shares her thoughts on mindsets and the abili…
This episode (6) is about abandonment issues. Abandonment fear often stems from childhood trauma or loss. This loss could be related to a traumatic event. It can also come from not getting enough physical or emotional care. It could lead to relationship issues when the child becomes an adult. The end result in most cases is that the child becomes a…
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behaviour among children and adults that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.Port Elizabeth poet, Bevan Boggenpoel, sheds some light on the causes and effects of bullying on a person.