The Nation, Nigeria | Writers Celebrate Mandela | Article by Ozolua Uhakheme

The life and times of the iconic former President of South Africa, the late Nelson Mandela, will be the focus of this month’s Guest Writer Session holding on Saturday at Nanet Suites, Central Business District, Abuja.

The session, being organised by Abuja Writers Forum, will feature poems, short stories, music, and talk on contemporary South African literature to commemorate the late Mandela. It is an extension of the Nelson Mandela Day celebration.

According to a statement by the forum, signed by Edith Yassin, writers expected to feature at the special session include Nkemneme Andy Chukwunonye, Kukogo Iruesiri Sampson, Margaret Hepworth and Dave Adzer...

MargaretHepworth is an Australian author, educator and facilitator. She had to receive permission from the Nelson Mandela Foundation in South Africa to use Mandela as a fictional character in her novel, Clarity In Time. While he is a pivotal character, the novel tells the story of a young Australian teacher who comes to understand that it is no longer enough to be a by-stander; that we all need to take mindful action.

Nelson Mandela, according to Hepworth, has been a role model to all. As an educator, she refers to stories of Mandela in her peace building workshops to teach young people about the choices that our world leaders can make – for reconciliation and forgiveness. She paraphrases Mandela to encourage young people to rise above their own expectations of themselves.

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BeneConnect Event Publicity Flyer | The Gandhi Experiment | Peace Building in Schools

This month's BeneConnect forum welcomes Margaret Hepworth, an internationally acclaimed educational facilitator whose work involves moving teenagers from apathy to action.

Margaret will lead us on a journey into her work and how we can equip our upcoming generation of decision-makers, problem solvers, community builders and global citizens with the tools and strategies to create peace. This presentation will be followed by an open discussion and Q&A session. We then invite you to stay and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with like-minded company in the lovely surrounds of Benevolence House.

DATE: Sunday 30th August 2015
TIME: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
VENUE: Benevolence House - 125 George Street, Doncaster
East VIC 3109
SPEAKERS: Margaret Hepworth (Author, Educator & Facilitator)
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COST: Gold coin donation

REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL. Please register at http://bit.ly/BeneEvents

We look forward to seeing you there.

To learn more about becoming a Benevolence Member and information on other events please visit www.BenevolenceAustralia.org

Check out the Facebook post of the event here: https://www.facebook.com/BenevolenceAustralia/photos/a.146534098752474.35610.131385443600673/892561407483069/?type=3&theater

Marg Hepworth Hosts Slow School Business Dinner

Marg Hepworth is hosting a 'Slow Dinner' to introduce Collaborative Debating into the world of business.

Held at The Slow School of Business — a business school which prioritises a conscious and mindful approach to corporate culture, the evening hopes to be an eye opening experience. Collaborative debating transforms negotiations from the frame of "winning" into the frame of finding solutions to problems, a communication approach that has very real applications in the business world.


The dinner will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 4th of August.

Slow School HQ is located at 13 Lara Street, South Yarra, VIC 3141

This event is fully catered, with food and beverage included in the ticket price.


Tickets are available at collaborativedebatingdinner.eventbrite.com.au