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David Chislett

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About David Chislett

Dave Chislett & Corina van der SpoelDavid Chislett is a multi-talented speaker and writer. He is an experienced voice artist and MC with a strong background in poetry, theatre and live radio work, as well as live events and radio ads.

Trained in public speaking, debating and acting from school level, David graduated to national radio in 1994 when Barney Simon used him as a live radio correspondent on 5FM from London. This stint developed into the creation of the SA Music Explosion, a half hour weekly show on Barney Simon’s daily night time show on 5FM in 1996 that David hosted and ran.

A published author, David is also a poet and public speaker who works with creative activations, motivation and inspiration. He has lectured at AFDA and WITS on creative writing and its processes and performed at numerous spoken word evenings around South Africa.

David was awarded the Ernst Van Heerden Creative Writing Award in 1998 for the short story: Pin Stripe Punk. He created, edited and contributed to Urban 1 in 2001, edited and contributed to Urban 2 in 2002 and edited Urban 03 in 2003. He also contributed to “From Joburg To Jozi” published Penguin Books as well as contributing short fiction to Litnet,, Botsotso, Ons Klyntjie, The Literate Gymnast and Grrr. “1,2,1,2: A Step By Step Guide to the SA Music Industry” was published in SA in September 2010. His debut collection of short stories, “A Body Remembered” was published through Ge’Ko in August 2009. His debut anthology of poetry is due for publication in early 2011.


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