INTERVIEW: Dave Chislett

Published On March 25, 2015 | Interviews

Amsterdam-based South African writer Dave Chislett talks about getting into the writing mind, the importance of routine and process and more.

David Chislett is a multi-talented South African speaker and writer currently living in Amsterdam. He is an experienced voice artist and MC with a strong background in poetry, theatre and live radio work, as well as live events and radio ads.

Trained in public speaking, debating and acting from school level, David graduated to national radio in 1994 when Barney Simon used him as a live radio correspondent on 5FM from London. This stint developed into the creation of the SA Music Explosion, a half hour weekly show on Barney Simon’s daily night time show on 5FM in 1996 that David hosted and ran.

A published author, David is also a poet and public speaker who works with creative activations, motivation and inspiration. He has lectured at AFDA and WITS on creative writing and its processes and performed at numerous spoken word evenings around South Africa.  He writes a blog at

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