Chase Rhys heads to New York to teach the art of storytelling in Kaaps

The Jakes Gerwel Foundation is excited to announce the recipient of our very first 6-week NYC International Fellowship. Chase Rhys was selected to attend and present master classes at the Columbia University School of the Arts in New York in 2024. 🗽

Die Jakes Gerwel Stigting kondig met groot opgewondenheid die heel eerste ontvanger van ons New York Internasionale Genootskap aan. Chase Rhys is gekies om in 2024 vir ses weke lank by die Columbia University School of the Arts in New York meesterklasse aan te bied en by te woon.

Author, Rapport columnist, playwright, screenwriter, and passionate advocate of Kaaps, Chase was a participant in the first JGF & Brussels-based international house of literature Passa Porta’s Dialogue Programme for Writers from the Low Countries and South Africa (renamed Brussels to Karoo) 2019.

And Kaaps is what Chase will be taking to New York to present in masterclasses titled “Narrative Resistance – Writing Authentic Stories of Resilience and Identity in Diverse Communities” at the Columbia University and The New School.

Based at Columbia University during the spring quarter 2024, in the Master of Fine Arts (Theatre and writing) programme, Chase will not only attend and present masterclasses but also present a Saturday creative writing class at The New School.

Read more about Chase and the fellowship:

On social media, Chase had this to say:

“I’m going to New York to be an adjunct professor at Columbia University, where I’ll be joining a faculty of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning authors, to teach my Masterclass : Narrative Resistance – Writing Authentic Stories of Resilience and Identity in Diverse Communities. I’m taking Kaaps and the Cape Flats to the Ivy League! This opportunity comes through an international partnership with the @jakesgerwelfoundation and @columbia.”

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Chase Rhys (1989) is a Cape Town novelist, columnist, playwright and screenwriter. Their debut book Kinnes won the K. Sello Duiker Prize and the kykNET-Rapport Prize in the film category in 2019. Chase’s second book Misfit – stories vannie anne kant, is a compilation of new and reworked stories from his Suikewate column in Rapport.

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