Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Performance Pictures

Published Poetry

“Unveiling Status”. December 2004. AIDS Out of Africa magazine, Philadelphia University.

“Cloud of Rain”. August 2004. United Nations Information Centre Bulletin. Harare: United Nations.

“Undying wounds”, “Home”, “Armageddon”. April 2004. National Constitutional Assembly Journal.

“Who Shall Stop The War?” May 2002. Zimbabwe/Iranian Friendship Bulletin.

“Volcano”. February 2002. Cracking Voice: An Anthology, published by The Budding Writers Association.

“Peace Described”. April 2001. United Nations Information Centre Bulletin.

“When The Rain Season Comes”. December 1999. MOTO Magazine.

“Wakatamba nedzidzomwanangu”. November 1998. Cracking Voice: An Anthology, published by the Budding Writers Association.

2001 and 2002 – Various poems, poetry reviews and interviews published in the Writers’ Scroll Magazine.

“Streets”. June 1997. Zimbabwe: Mercury Press.

Africa, My Wonderland”, “African Kings”, “African Names”, “I Am the Accused”. Norwegian Students [SAIH] Website/ Courtesy of the Budding Writers Association.

Performance Experience

International Readings

November 2003 – Zambia

Mbizo was Invited by Zambian female writers to perform his poetry for Zambian women, writers, poets, lecturers, students, journalists, artists and school teachers.

September-October 2003 – Sweden

At the invitation of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the Zimbabwe International Book Fair, Mbizo performed with other well-known international poets at a variety of venues, including a book fair in Gothenburg, the Nordic African Institute in Uppsala, Sida’s heqdquarters, the Sweden Writers’ Union and the Rinkeby Library. He both performed and led a discussion at a seminar of the Swedish International Library Association.

National Readings

Annual Readings

1999 – 2005 - Book CafĂ© Cultural Centre

2002 – 2005 - Zimbabwe International Book Fair

2001– 2004 - Cultural Sections at Palestinian and Iranian Embassies

2001– 2003 - Budding Writers Association


July – Commemoration of the 10th anniversary of World Population Day, held by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).


May – MISA Zimbabwe – Performed "Testimony of the Scribe" at the 2003 World Press Day.

July – National Organization of Non-Governmental Organizations (NANGO), for a program held in Zimbabwe to promote HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns and children's rights.

October – Alliance Francaise, United Nations Day.


May National AIDS Council of Zimbabwe

June World Health Organization, for launch of Oliver Mtukudzi's anti-malaria CD.

September –AFRICA Speaks, a youth program on culture and youth empowerment.

Professional Experience

December 2003 – November 2004 – Project Director for The Young Writers’ Caravan

- Directed activities for young writers and poets, both in and out of school, to develop their creative skills in the arts industry.

August 2003 – Assistant Coordinator and Programs Presenter for the Zimbabwe International Book Fair

- Coordinated with writers, poets, artists and musicians for the cultural and literary program of events during the fair.

- Emceed events, readings, and presentations throughout the fair.

Early 2002 to Mid-2003 – Publicity and Marketing Officer for the National Office Secretariat of the Budding Writers Association of Zimbabwe

- Wrote articles for the association bulletin, advocating the reading culture and administration of arts.

- Organized workshops, meetings, and compiled reports of seminars and gatherings.

May 2002 – Planner with the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe

- Played a key role in planning of the 2002 National Arts Council cultural week.

- Served as an event coordinator and facilitated communication amongst arts groups.

March 2001 – Outreach Assistant, Zimbabwe Book Development Council

- Visited 29 schools in high-density areas of Harare in four days.

- Recited poetry and promoted the reading culture, advising school pupils on the necessity of reading books and learning.