Roché Kester

Roché Kester is a writer and performer who hails from Cape Town.

She was the curator of the weekly poetry event, Grounding Sessions that ran for three years in Cape Town.

She was co-curator of #CocreatePoetica at Open Book Festival 2016. Kester has curated events for the Franschhoek Literary Festival as well as the McGregor Poetry Festival. Her poetry has been published in the UWC Creates anthology titled This is my land (2012).

Her prose has been featured in Powa’s Women’s Writing anthology titled Sisterhood (2012). She was recently published in an anthology titled Touch (2021).

She believes that literature and art in all its forms can be used as a means to dismantle violent structures that perpetuate oppression towards marginalised groups.