Schmidt Happens

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Fancy some flash fiction, fresh music or plain speech poetry? How about adult fiction or fiction for youth, including children? Corporate entertainment through story and song?

My main avenues of action, these days, are singer-songwriter, story-teller, MC, comedian, entertainment consultant, publicist, promoter, writer, poet, dramatist, facilitator. Or 'complete fool', depending on who you ask.

Feel free to walk through my website - hopping, skipping and jumping are expressly allowed. May the top menu be your guiding light.

I am privileged to grow songs & books of poetry, fiction (for adults & children) towards publication and gigs. As a thoroughbred clown without a circus, I persistently pursue a variety of interests.

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Werner, wearing other jackets & apparel.

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About Schmidt

Werner Schmidt (live since '75) grew up in Pretoria, and moved to Bloemfontein during 2002. He writes in English and Afrikaans, and performs his songs & stories in these languages.

Singer-songwriter, story-teller, MC, comedian, entertainment consultant, publicist, promoter, writer, poet, dramatist, facilitator. Or a complete fool, depending on who you ask.

He has worked as accountant, lecturer, bicycle repair guy, auditor, radio DJ (fired after three weeks), waiter, welfare volunteer, primary school story-teller, consultant, financial manager, general manager, miniature golf attendant, corporate communicator, street-side fruit vendor, cashier, internal auditor and live performer.

His first novella, Confessions of an alcoholic's son (2011), was featured in the Vrouekeur magazine, and read by 7 500+ readers. Published as autobiography, at first, he republished the book as adult fiction, during 2014 and 2017, in English and Afrikaans, as 75 Bucks and 75 Rand (Afrikaans). Author of corporate brands and brand stories. Publications due out during 2017 are a novella and novel about Nathan Brown, man under pressure ...

Schmidt wrote an interactive children's play, Flat Anna, the froggie that stood up, in 2012, which he included in a children's activity book (ages 4 to 10 years) and DVD. He published the book in English, Afrikaans (Plat Anna) and Sesotho (Anna Sepatlapatla). The play was accepted for the Free State Arts Festival in 2014, as one of its first tri-lingual productions. Flat Anna's metamorphosis to a children's book will take place during the short to medium term. New children's fiction planned for this period, include a story about a boy, waking up with something strange ...

He published death by design, first volume of plain speech poetry in the cage | stage trilogy, in 2016, with volume two, 29 chinchillas, published during March, 2017, and volume three, the last garden bird, due out by end-of-year, 2017.
The rest of Schmidt's 2017/18 publication program comprises

a novella, introducing Nathan Brown to readers, followed by a novel, in a series about this man under pressure,

two music albums, the first in English and the second in Afrikaans,

two, or maybe three universal children's stories aka children's stories for everyone.

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SeWeze Music

SeWeZe Gigs – November 2015 to June 2017 – an overview

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Enjoy browsing through the range of SeWeZe Music gigs for the above mentioned period. Blessed to meet wonderful audiences and individuals.

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Gala Events

Central University of Technology
Doctorandi Dinner
Atrium, Hotel School

Central University of Technology
Engineering International Gala Dinner
Reservoir, Oliewenhuis

SA Association of Campus Health Services
Emoya Estate

Arts Festivals

Vrynge Festival, Vryfees.

Live Music Venues

Live Music Fridays @ 59Plenty and Day of Reconciliation Brunch performance.

Expos, Arts & Crafts Markets

Free State Arts in the Park

Reizis Square Nite Market

Coffee Expo at Coffee Talks Cafe

Corporate Functions

University of the Free State Ideas Lab

DA during their Youth Month outreach – Botshabelo – Thaba Nchu – Heidedal – Mayoral Manifesto

BNI KwaZulu Natal Gala Dinner, Amanzimtoti
NALN  Annual General Meeting of Vriende van NALN, Elisabeth Eybers 100 commemoration.

Private Functions

Annique Mother’s Day | Honey Jewellery Storywork | 21st Birthday Party | Kimberley Story and Song Festival | Windmill Casino Poetry Meets Rock | 40th birthday party

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