One of FunDza’s joys is finding new young talented writers and then mentoring them to become part of FunDza’s professional pool of regular contributors.
Through a three-year grant with the National Arts Council, it was able to formalise this, mentoring a total of 18 writers thanks to this grant. This particular project – Mentoring our future writers – ran initially in the Western Cape (2014/15), then Gauteng (2015/16) and finally KwaZulu-Natal (2016/17). We were proud to have been able to publish a total of 32 short stories and to have released these through three anthologies – the It Takes Two! series, available from Cover2Cover Books.
In addition, we have mentored on an ad hoc basis other young talented writers. Take a look at the bios below to see some of those who have benefited.