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New School Hall
[1] Measuring the rift
with: Rebecca Davis;Tracy Ledger; Oscar van Heerden

[1] Measuring the rift

Friday, 19 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
New School Hall

Politically, socially and economically, it seems there is an ever-widening rift between South Africans. Rebecca Davis (Best Whites) asks journalist and agricultural economist Tracy Ledger (An Empty Plate) and international relations and African diplomacy scholar Oscar van Heerden (Consistent or Confused) how far we are from equality, and what it looks like.

Old School Hall
[2] An appetite for success
with: Tamara LePine-Williams; Reuben Riffel; Sam Woulidge

[2] An appetite for success

Friday, 19 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Old School Hall

Tamara LePine-Williams (ClassicFM) peels back the layers of Groendal's own Reuben Riffel (Reuben at Home) and his author Sam Woulidge to reveal this remarkable 'local to legend' story.

Church Hall
[3] Finding the plot
with: Paige Nick; Francois Bloemhof; Mike Nicol; Martin Steyn

[3] Finding the plot

Friday, 19 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Church Hall

Paige Nick (Dutch Courage) is on a quest to find a plot, with Francois Bloemhof (Double Echo), Mike Nicol (Agents of the State) and Martin Steyn (Dark Traces).

Congregational Church
[4] Writers in 140 characters
with: Victor Dlamini; Joanne Harris; Joanne Macgregor; Pamela Power

[4] Writers in 140 characters

Friday, 19 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Congregational Church

Victor Dlamini meets up with Joanne Harris (A Different Class), Joanne Macgregor (Recoil Trilogy) and Pamela Power (Delilah Now Trending) to ask about using social media to connect with readers.

Council Chamber
[5] A colonial legacy
with: Rustum Kozain; Antjie Krog

[5] A colonial legacy

Friday, 19 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Council Chamber

Rustum Kozain in conversation with Antjie Krog about one of her most acclaimed poetry collections, recently re-released, Lady Anne: A Chronicle in Verse.

Hospice Hall
[6] Authors in conversation
with: Michiel Heyns; SJ Naude

[6] Authors in conversation

Friday, 19 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Hospice Hall

Michiel Heyns (I Am Pandarus) and SJ Naude (The Third Reel) discuss their writing, their new books and what it means to be a professional author.

Elephant & Barrel
[7] Worlds apart
with: Helen Brain; Marcus Low; Diane Awerbuck; Alex Latimer

[7] Worlds apart

Friday, 19 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Elephant & Barrel

Speculative fiction authors Helen Brain, Marcus Low, Diane Awerbuck and Alex Latimer use their genre to explore the modern crises of isolation and social disparity.

New School Hall
[8] History on trial
with: Dennis Davis; Deborah Lipstadt; Philippe Sands

[8] History on trial

Friday, 19 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
New School Hall

Judge Dennis Davis hears the stories of two extraordinary writers, Deborah Lipstadt (Denial: Holocaust History on Trial) and Philippe Sands (East West Street), whose works chronicle the fight to establish and defend international laws for human rights and justice.

Old School Hall
[9] Hawk’s eye view
with: Johan Booysen, Jessica Pitchford, Peter Bruce

[9] Hawk’s eye view

Friday, 19 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Old School Hall

General Johan Booysen and author Jessica Pitchford (Blood on Their Hands) share his side of the story in this shocking true tale power and politics, deceit and betrayal, with BDFM Editor-in-chief Peter Bruce asking the questions.

Church Hall
[10] Love reading, love writing
with: Joanne Hichens; Nandipha Tshabane, Ndibulele Sotondoshe; Zimkhitha Mlanzeli

[10] Love reading, love writing

Friday, 19 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Church Hall

Joanne Hichens (Die Laughing) speaks to Nandipha Tshabane, Ndibulele Sotondoshe and Zimkhitha Mlanzeli about how their writing came to be published in Love Reading, an anthology of poetry, prose and nonfiction, published by the FundZa Literacy Trust and Cover-to-Cover.

 

                

Congregational Church
[11] Writing the past; imagining the future
with: Thandeka Gqubule; Mamphela Ramphele; Mary Ingouville Burton; Rafique Gangat

[11] Writing the past; imagining the future

Friday, 19 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Congregational Church

Thandeka Gqubule (No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela) speaks to Mamphela Ramphele (Dreams, Betrayal and Hope), Mary Ingouville Burton (The Truth and Reconciliation Commission) and Rafique Gangat (Bending the Rules) about how their experiences influence their thoughts on South Africa’s future.

Council Chamber
[12] Is there a shortage of black fiction authors?
with: Melinda Ferguson; Phehello Mofokeng; Thabiso Mahlape; Lidudumalingani Mqombothi

[12] Is there a shortage of black fiction authors?

Friday, 19 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Council Chamber

This is the question publisher Melinda Ferguson (MFBooks) asks of fellow publishers Phehello Mofokeng (Geko Publishing), Thabiso Mahlape (BlackBird Books) and short story writer Lidudumalingani Mqombothi (2016 Caine Prize Winner).

                

Hospice Hall
[13] The stories of history
with: Bill Nasson; Christa Kuljian; Francis Wilson; Harry Kalmer

[13] The stories of history

Friday, 19 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Hospice Hall

How do we understand our human past? Historian Bill Nasson (History Matters) asks researcher Christa Kuljian (Darwin's Hunch), Francis Wilson (Dinosaurs, Diamonds & Democracy) and novelist Harry Kalmer (A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg) about the search for truth through science and fiction.

Ebony Curated
[14] Giving Back Childhood
with: Jenny Morris, Christine Stevens, Kamini Pather, Louise Driver

[14] Giving Back Childhood

Friday, 19 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Ebony Curated

Contributors and the author of the Giving Back Childhood Celebrity Story Cookbook,  a unique collection commissioned by the Children’s Hospital Trust to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, will share the childhood memories and recipes of 50 South African celebrities. A portion of book sale proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital to build a bigger and better ICU for some of our country’s sickest children. Includes yummy snacks from recipes included in the book! R100 through Webtickets.

Elephant & Barrel
[15] A fabric of society
with: Juliette Leeb-Du Toit

[15] A fabric of society

Friday, 19 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Elephant & Barrel

isiShweshwe The History and Indigenisation of Blueprint in Southern Africa, as presented by the author Juliette Leeb-Du Toit.

Franschhoek Library
[16] Workshop: Travel and feature writing with Paul Ash
with: Paul Ash

[16] Workshop: Travel and feature writing with Paul Ash

Friday, 19 May
11:30:00
14:00:00
Franschhoek Library

Seasoned journalist and editor of the Sunday Times Travel supplement Paul Ash takes participants on a journey in which they learn to distil their own life experiences into words that will entertain readers. The workshop will include practical advice on travel writing, how to write a personal story that speaks to others, how to structure a humorous column, plus tips on approaching media outlets with a view to publication. Participants will learn how to write in a way that shows - not tells - the reader the story. R150 through Webtickets.   

New School Hall
[17] Spy vs spy
with: Jonathan Ancer; Bridget Hilton-Barber; Nancy Richards

[17] Spy vs spy

Friday, 19 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
New School Hall

With SAfm’s Nancy Richards in the chair, Jonathan Ancer (Spy: Uncovering Craig Williamson) and Bridget Hilton-Barber (Student Comrade Prisoner Spy) talk about what it takes to research, remember and write about some of the villains and heroes of South Africa’s recent history.

Old School Hall
[18] Why are we still talking genre?
with: Fred Strydom; Steven Boykey Sidley; Lesley Pearse; Richard Mason

[18] Why are we still talking genre?

Friday, 19 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Old School Hall

Fred Strydom (Inside Out Man) leads the conversation with Steven Boykey Sidley (Free Association), Lesley Pearse (Dead to Me) and Richard Mason (Who Killed Piet Barol?) as they discuss labels, boxes and literature, and the books they have chosen to write.

Church Hall
[19] Eating Africa
with: Tracy Ledger; Leonie Joubert; Anna Trapido; Mpho Tshukudu

[19] Eating Africa

Friday, 19 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Church Hall

From what we eat, to whether, one day, we’ll have anything left to eat, author Tracy Ledger (An Empty Plate) opens the discussion with Leonie Joubert (The Hungry Season) and Anna Trapido and Mpho Tshukudu (Eat Ting) to consider the place food has in our lives and wellbeing.

Congregational Church
[20] Are writers born or made?
with: Bronwyn Law-Viljoen; Ekow Duker; Miranda Sherry; Sindiwe Magona

[20] Are writers born or made?

Friday, 19 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Congregational Church

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (The Printmaker) considers the ways writers find to practice their craft, with Ekow Duker (The God Who Made Mistakes), Miranda Sherry (Bone Meal for Roses) and Sindiwe Magona (Chasing the Tails of My Father's Cattle, and translator of Dinosaurs, Diamonds, and Democracy).

Council Chamber
[21] Harry Potter on the couch
with: Joanne Macgregor

[21] Harry Potter on the couch

Friday, 19 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Council Chamber

Prolific author and psychologist Joanne Macgregor (Recoil Trilogy), delves into the mind of one the world's most beloved fictional heroes.

Hospice Hall
[22] The power to move us
with: Ishara Maharaj; Dennis Cruywagen

[22] The power to move us

Friday, 19 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Hospice Hall

Ishara Maharaj (Namaste Life) and Dennis Cruywagen (The Spiritual Mandela) discuss the joys and challenges of writing of spiritual matters in a contemporary world.

Elephant & Barrel
[23] I write short stories because...
with: Jolyn Philips; Harry Kalmer; Ken Barris; Marita van der Vyver

[23] I write short stories because...

Friday, 19 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Elephant & Barrel

Are they easier than long fiction, more lucrative than nonfiction, more popular than Harry Potter? Jolyn Philips (Tjieng Tjang Tjerrie) asks fellow writers Harry Kalmer (A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg), Ken Barris (The Life of Worm and Other Misconceptions) and Marita van der Vyver (You Lost Me) what it is about this form that appeals to them as they discuss the challenges of writing in the short form.

New School Hall
[24] The making of a judge
with: Justice Malala; Dikgang Moseneke

[24] The making of a judge

Friday, 19 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
New School Hall

Justice Malala explores the people and places that helped define one of the country’s top legal minds, Judge Dikgang Moseneke (My Own Liberator).

Old School Hall
[25] Writing their continent
with: Darrel Bristow-Bovey; Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa; Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

[25] Writing their continent

Friday, 19 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Old School Hall

Darrel Bristow-Bovey invites Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa (Flame and Song) and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Season of Crimson Blossoms) to share how they reveal their love and knowledge of Africa through fact and fiction.

Church Hall
[26] Killer women
with: Joanne Hichens; Irna van Zyl; Karin Brynard; Sally Andrew

[26] Killer women

Friday, 19 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Church Hall

Joanne Hichens asks crime writers Irna van Zyl (Dead in the Water), Karin Brynard (Our Fathers) and Sally Andrew (Tannie Maria & the Satanic Mechanic) about the role of women in detective and crime fiction, which fictional crime characters they love or hate, and how their own characters fit into this history.

Congregational Church
[27] Researching history
with: Bill Nasson; Elsabe Brits; Mary Ingouville Burton; Oscar van Heerden

[27] Researching history

Friday, 19 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Congregational Church

With historian Bill Nasson (History Matters) in the chair, biographer Elsabe Brits (Emily Hobhouse: Beloved Traitor), Mary Ingouville Burton (The Black Sash: Women for Justice and Peace) and Oscar van Heerden (Consistent or Confused) share how they go about researching the history of their stories of the past.

Council Chamber
[28] I read what I like
with: Sue de Groot; Antjie Krog; Jim Pascual Agustin

[28] I read what I like

Friday, 19 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Council Chamber

Sue de Groot (Sunday Times Lifestyle editor) considers the trends in fiction and poetry and asks Antjie Krog (Lady Anne) and South African-Filipino poet Jim Pascual Agustin (Wings of Smoke) how these influence their reading and writing.

Hospice Hall
[29] Agents of change
with: Anastacia Tomson; Sean Christie; Sylvia Vollenhoven

[29] Agents of change

Friday, 19 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Hospice Hall

Anastacia Tomson (Always Anastacia) leads the conversation with Sean Christie (Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard) and Sylvia Vollenhoven (The Keeper of the Kumm) about their experiences in writing their own stories.

Elephant & Barrel
[30] Through my eyes
with: Obie Oberholzer

[30] Through my eyes

Friday, 19 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Elephant & Barrel

Obie Oberholzer (Obie - A Photographic Story Book) finds the words to tell you about his life in pictures.

New School Hall
[31] Science in Africa
with: Palesa Morudu; Jacques Rousseau; Christa Kuljian

[31] Science in Africa

Friday, 19 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
New School Hall

 Palesa Morudu contemplates the impact of science on the broader issues of race, space, identity and colonialism, with philosopher Jacques Rousseau and researcher Christa Kuljian (Darwin's Hunch). 

Old School Hall
[32] Double Lives
with: Mario Cesare; Andrew Brown; Mark Winkler; Tuelo Gabonewe

[32] Double Lives

Friday, 19 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Old School Hall

Most writers can’t survive on writing alone. Mario Cesare (Heart of a Game Ranger) leads the conversation with lawyer Andrew Brown (Good Cop, Bad Cop), advertising executive Mark Winkler (The Safest Place You Know) and banker Tuelo Gabonewe (Sarcophagus) talk about how they survive as writers, and why they keep writing.

Church Hall
[33] Heroes at the end of the world
with: Fred Strydom; Diane Awerbuck; Helen Brain; Sam Wilson

[33] Heroes at the end of the world

Friday, 19 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Church Hall

For every dystopian horror, there is a hero. Fred Strydom (Inside Out Man) asks fellow writers Diane Awerbuck, Helen Brain and Sam Wilson (Zodiac) about their favourite heroes and the role their own lead characters play in their latest works.

Congregational Church
[34] Writing millenials
with: Africa Melane, JT Lawrence; Kiprop Kimutai; Miranda Sherry

[34] Writing millenials

Friday, 19 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Congregational Church

Africa Melane asks authors JT Lawrence (Grey Magic), Kiprop Kimutai (The Water Spirits) and Miranda Sherry (Bone Meal for Roses) how they speak to and through this generation, and the challenges they face in doing so.

Council Chamber
[35] The André Brink Memorial Lecture
with: Karina Szczurek; Victor Dlamini

[35] The André Brink Memorial Lecture

Friday, 19 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Council Chamber

Karina Szczurek welcomes you to the third annual lecture in honour of her late husband. Victor Dlamini will deliver the lecture on: “André Brink, dissident, lover, dreamer had this to say: 'A country can't love you. At most it may need you. It's much the same as people.'”

 

                

Hospice Hall
[36] Stories in words and pictures
with: Carlos Amato; Alex Latimer; Dale Halvorsen; Mieke van der Merwe

[36] Stories in words and pictures

Friday, 19 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Hospice Hall

Journalist/illustrator/cartoonist Carlos Amato leads the conversion with writer/illustrator Alex Latimer (South), Dale Halvorsen (graphic novelist Joey Hi-fi) and Mieke van der Merwe (Beautiful South Africa) on how pictures create stories, and words create pictures in the mind of the reader. 

Elephant & Barrel
[37] World building
with: Pamela Power; Qarnita Loxton; Marcus Low

[37] World building

Friday, 19 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Elephant & Barrel

Where do writers start when creating a fictional world? Pamela Power exchanges ideas about the creative impetus, the lifeblood of storytelling, with Marcus Low and Qarnita Loxton (Being Kari).

Hospice Hall
[38] The Sudden Shark
with: Darrel Bristow-Bovey

[38] The Sudden Shark

Friday, 19 May
17:30:00
18:30:00
Hospice Hall

Journeying lightly through psychology, palaeontology, popular culture and the movie Jaws, Darrel Bristow-Bovey discusses fear, creativity, risk-taking and the artistic imperative of vulnerability, as well as his travels around the world to find and confront the shark that is pre-destined to eat him. R100 through Webtickets.

Elephant & Barrel
[39] Poetry: Grounding Sessions
with: Roché Kester; Sipho Ndebele; Vusumuzi Mpofu; Chrystal Williams

[39] Poetry: Grounding Sessions

Friday, 19 May
17:30:00
19:30:00
Elephant & Barrel

Cape Town poet Roché Kester brings Sipho Ndebele, Vusumuzi Mpofu and Chrystal Williams to her unique Grounding Sessions show. All poets and lovers of the spoken word are invited to join in the open-mic session, or just sit back and enjoy the magic. (To participate in the open mic, email Roche at groundingsessions@gmail.com.) R50 through Webtickets. 

NG Church
[40] Autumn music weekend concert #1: The French Piano
with: Christopher Duigan

[40] Autumn music weekend concert #1: The French Piano

Friday, 19 May
19:00:00
00:00:00
NG Church

Christopher Duigan plays a classical recital of French music by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Jean-Phillippe Rameau with compositions drawing inspiration from the East, the exotic underworld, and reflections of the magical world that surrounds us. R100 through Webtickets or pay at the door.

New School Hall
[41] On being a 'bookclub' writer
with: Mohale Mashigo, Joanne Harris, Lesley Pearse, Sophie Hannah

[41] On being a 'bookclub' writer

Saturday, 20 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
New School Hall

The publishers’ term ‘a bookclub book’ is commonly used when promoting books to booksellers. But what defines it, and do authors benefit from the distinction? Mohale Mashigo (The Yearning) puts the questions to Joanne Harris (A Different Class), Lesley Pearse (Dead to Me) and Sophie Hannah (The Narrow Bed).

Old School Hall
[42] The media, bound and gagged
with: Rebecca Davis; Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, Thandeka Gqubule; Zapiro

[42] The media, bound and gagged

Saturday, 20 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Old School Hall

For years, the threat of gagging the South African media has hovered. Rebecca Davis discusses the implications of such a move and whether the public appreciates the importance of a free media with Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, Thandeka Gqubule and Zapiro (Dead President Walking).

Church Hall
[43] Crime in the beloved country
with: Andrew Brown; Anine Kriegler; Hennie van Vuuren; Ralph Mathekga

[43] Crime in the beloved country

Saturday, 20 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Church Hall

Andrew Brown asks Anine Kriegler (A Citizen’s Guide to Crime Trends in South Africa), Hennie van Vuuren (Apartheid, Guns and Money) and Ralph Mathekga (When Zuma Goes) how deep the criminal genes flow in the South African body politic.

Congregational Church
[44] Can we make Africa great?
with: Victor Dlamini; Olusegun Obasanjo; Greg Mills

[44] Can we make Africa great?

Saturday, 20 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Congregational Church

Victor Dlamini asks former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and author Greg Mills (How to Make Africa Great) for their answers.

Council Chamber
[45] The transformative power of reading
with: Jacques Rousseau; Bronwyn Law-Viljoen; Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa

[45] The transformative power of reading

Saturday, 20 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Council Chamber

Jacques Rousseau discusses the intellectual, social and personal impact of reading, with Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (The Printmaker) and Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa (Flame and Song).

Hospice Hall
[46] Straddling worlds
with: Wamuwi Mbao; Ekow Duker; Sindiwe Magona

[46] Straddling worlds

Saturday, 20 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Hospice Hall

Wamuwi Mbao delves into stories of families with feet in the present and past, as told by Ekow Duker and Sindiwe Magona.

Franschhoek Library
[47] Workshop: Writing your family history
with: David Hilton-Barber

[47] Workshop: Writing your family history

Saturday, 20 May
10:00:00
11:30:00
Franschhoek Library

David Hilton-Barber has a decades-long career in researching, compiling and writing family histories. In this informative and inspiring workshop, he shares his wealth of knowledge with those who believe they have their own true tales to tell. Tickets R120 at Webtickets.

Elephant & Barrel
[48] My translator and me
with: Ann Donald; Ingrid Winterbach; Michiel Heyns

[48] My translator and me

Saturday, 20 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Elephant & Barrel

In a global world, authors whose books are translated into many languages rely on the skill and sensitivity of another to do justice to their work. Ann Donald asks Ingrid Winterbach (The Shallows) and her translator Michiel Heyns (whose own work has been translated by others) about this critical relationship.

NG Church
[48a] Classical music concert #2: Two Flutes and Guitar
with: Duo Zomari; Bridget Rennie-Salonen; James Grace; Catherine Stephenson

[48a] Classical music concert #2: Two Flutes and Guitar

Saturday, 20 May
11:00:00
00:00:00
NG Church

Duo Zomari, Bridget Rennie-Salonen (flute) and guitarist James Grace, are joined by Catherine Stephenson (flute) in a programme of music ranging from JS Bach to music with a strong Latin-American flavour. This includes Maximo Diego-Pujol’s 'Suite Buenos Aires' and Piazzolla’s 'Histoire du Tango. R100 though Webtickets or pay at the door.

New School Hall
[49] A series of extraordinary coincidences
with: Philippe Sands

[49] A series of extraordinary coincidences

Saturday, 20 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
New School Hall

Practising barrister, human rights activist and 2016 winner of the UK Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, Philippe Sands (East West Street) shares how he came to write this gripping part historical detective story, part family history and part legal thriller set around the Nuremberg Trials. 

Old School Hall
[50] I started writing when...
with: Tamara LePine-Williams; Neil Sonnekus; Marita van der Vyver; Richard Mason

[50] I started writing when...

Saturday, 20 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Old School Hall

Tamara LePine-Williams takes novelists Neil Sonnekus (Son), Marita van der Vyver (You Lost Me) and Richard Mason (Who Killed Piet Barol?) back to the beginning.

 

                

Church Hall
[51] Movement of objects
with: Zahira Asmal; Albie Sachs; Bonita Bennett; Wandile Kasibe; Chumani Maxwele

[51] Movement of objects

Saturday, 20 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Church Hall

Movement Cape Town editor Zahira Asmal leads Albie Sachs, Bonita Bennett, Wandile Kasibe and Chumani Maxwele in conversation about the impact of forced removals, repatriation, human remains and colonial statues, and why history must be represented and remembered equally for justice to be served and for society to progress.

Congregational Church
[52] The columnist party #1
with: Michele Magwood; Justice Malala; Tom Eaton; Marianne Thamm

[52] The columnist party #1

Saturday, 20 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Congregational Church

Michele Magwood leads the conversation with Justice Malala, Tom Eaton and Marianne Thamm  as they discuss the power and responsibilities of opinion pieces – and why readers should always keep an open mind.

Council Chamber
[53] Whose right to write?
with: Hagen Engler; Anastacia Tomson; Lerato Tshabalala

[53] Whose right to write?

Saturday, 20 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Council Chamber

Cultural appropriation is the subject of controversy across the world. Hagen Engler (In the Maid’s Room) considers the issues with Anastacia Tomson (Always Anastacia) and Lerato Tshabalala (The Way I See It).

Hospice Hall
[54] One voice, two authors
with: Sue de Groot; Diane Awerbuck; Alex Latimer; Michael Sears

[54] One voice, two authors

Saturday, 20 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Hospice Hall

Sue de Groot asks co-writers Diane Awerbuck and Alex Latimer (Frank Owen, South), and Michael Sears (one half of Michael Stanley, Detective Kubu), how they make it work.

The Hub
[55] In the beginning: page one, line one
with: Mark Winkler; SJ Naude; Sylvia Vollenhoven; Tim Butcher

[55] In the beginning: page one, line one

Saturday, 20 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
The Hub

Faced with a blank page, Mark Winkler asks SJ Naude, Sylvia Vollenhoven and Tim Butcher how they get started on a new book.

Elephant & Barrel
[56] Writing through the ages
with: Joanne Macgregor; Helen Brain; Kiprop Kimutai; JT Lawrence

[56] Writing through the ages

Saturday, 20 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Elephant & Barrel

The burgeoning Young Adult genre has drawn an older readership too. Joanne Macgregor asks authors Helen Brain, Kiprop Kimutai and JT Lawrence who they have in mind when writing, how this influences their work, and what they make of the collateral readers.

New School Hall
[57] Leadership in times of conflict
with: Victor Dlamini; Khulu Mbatha; Ralph Mathekga; Thandeka Gqubule

[57] Leadership in times of conflict

Saturday, 20 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
New School Hall

Victor Dlamini asks Khulu Mbatha (Unmasked: Why the ANC Failed to Govern), Ralph Mathekga (When Zuma Goes) and Thandeka Gqubule (No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela) what characteristics are needed in leaders during tough times, and whether our top names are up to the task.

Old School Hall
[58] Writing with ghosts
with: Nick Mulgrew; Alison Lowry; Sophie Hannah; Elsabe Brits

[58] Writing with ghosts

Saturday, 20 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Old School Hall

Nick Mulgrew chairs co-author Alison Lowry (Shadow Play, with Gerald Kraak), bestselling author Sophie Hannah (Closed Casket, The Monogram Murders, Agatha Christie) and biographer Elsabe Brits (Emily Hobhouse: Beloved Traitor) in a discussion about the responsibilities of representing those who are no longer with us.

Church Hall
[59] Making South Africa work
with: Brian Kantor; Sifiso Ndlovu; Chantell Ilbury; Richard Calland

[59] Making South Africa work

Saturday, 20 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Church Hall

Brian Kantor (Get South Africa Growing) asks Sifiso Ndlovu (co-editor, The Thabo Mbeki I Know), Chantell Ilbury (A Fox’s Tale, with Daryl Ilbury) and Richard Calland (Make or Break) what mindsets and strategies are necessary for creating a successful business and building a strong economy.

Congregational Church
[60] The Karoo as muse
with: Sally Andrew; Tom Dreyer; Marcus Low; Kate Sidley

[60] The Karoo as muse

Saturday, 20 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Congregational Church

The Karoo holds a special fascination, and has provided inspiration, for many writers, among them Sally Andrew, Tom Dreyer (The Long Wave) and Marcus Low, who share their thoughts about this region with Kate Sidley.

Council Chamber
[61] The African literary explosion
with: Griffin Shea; Abubakar Adam Ibrahim; Kiprop Kimutai; Phehello Mofokeng

[61] The African literary explosion

Saturday, 20 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Council Chamber

Across our continent, more writers are writing and more readers reading. Griffin Shea (owner, Bridge Books) chats with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Kiprop Kimutai and Phehello Mofokeng (Geko Publishing) about the driving forces of, and the obstacles to, book publishing and sales in Africa.

Hospice Hall
[62] Telling my South Africa
with: Paul McNally; Qarnita Loxton; Ekow Duker

[62] Telling my South Africa

Saturday, 20 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Hospice Hall

Paul McNally (The Street) and Qarnita Loxton (Being Kari)have unique views of the country they grew up in. Ekow Duker (The God Who Made Mistakes) leads the discussion into how they truly view South Africa and what brought them to tell the stories they tell.

Elephant & Barrel
[63] Dark things brought to light
with: Fred Strydom; Dawn Garisch; Dale Halvorsen

[63] Dark things brought to light

Saturday, 20 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Elephant & Barrel

Fred Strydom (Inside Out Man), Dawn Garisch (Accident) and Dale Halvorsen (Survivors' Club with Lauren Beukes) discuss the darker side of human nature as reflected in their writing, and why readers feel the need to be disturbed.

New School Hall
[64] How powerful are constitutions?
with: Tembeka Ngcukaitobi; Albie Sachs; Deborah Lipstadt; Philippe Sands

[64] How powerful are constitutions?

Saturday, 20 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
New School Hall

Tembeka Ngcukaitobi speaks to three human rights advocates – former Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs, author Deborah Lipstadt and author and professor of law at University College London Philippe Sands – about the role of a country’s constitution in protecting human rights.

Old School Hall
[65] Lesley Pearse in her own words
with: Lesley Pearse; Jenny Crwys-Williams

[65] Lesley Pearse in her own words

Saturday, 20 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Old School Hall

Bestselling romance writer Lesley Pearse (Dead to Me) doesn’t do boring, so expect a rollicking discussion when she meets up with Jenny & Co bookclub founder Jenny Crwys-Williams.

Church Hall
[66] This is how I write
with: Daniel Browde; Claire Robertson; Fiona Melrose; Richard Mason

[66] This is how I write

Saturday, 20 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Church Hall

Is there a secret to writing, and what are the strategies, techniques or skills that writers draw on to practise their craft? Daniel Browde (The Relatively Public Life of Jules Browde) leads the conversation with Claire Robertson (The Magistrate of Gower), Fiona Melrose (Midwinter) and Richard Mason (Who Killed Piet Barol?).

Congregational Church
[67] The columnist party # 2
with: Darrel Bristow-Bovey; Fred Khumalo; Paige Nick; Rebecca Davis

[67] The columnist party # 2

Saturday, 20 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Congregational Church

Darrel Bristow-Bovey (Getaway magazine) asks Fred Khumalo (The Big Read), Paige Nick (She Said/He Said) and Rebecca Davis (Lifestyle TV column) how writing columns changes the way they see the world, and how their columns change the way the world sees them.

Council Chamber
[68] The craft of reading
with: Ann Donald; Steven Boykey Sidley; Bill Nasson

[68] The craft of reading

Saturday, 20 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Council Chamber

Is there an ideal way to read a book? Ann Donald asks Steven Boykey Sidley and Bill Nasson about slow reading, skim reading, deep reading, and why reading?

 

                

Hospice Hall
[69] The perils of memoir
with: Bridget Hilton-Barber; Anastacia Tomson; Mario Cesare; Rafique Gangat

[69] The perils of memoir

Saturday, 20 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Hospice Hall

Led by Bridget Hilton-Barber (Student Comrade Prisoner Spy), Anastacia Tomson (Always Anastacia), Mario Cesare (Heart of a Game Ranger)and Rafique Gangat (Bending the Rulesshare their experiences of writing their own stories.

 

 

Ebony Curated
[70] What is feminism, and who 'owns' it?
with: Helen Moffett, Blaq Pearl, Thabiso Mahlape

[70] What is feminism, and who 'owns' it?

Saturday, 20 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Ebony Curated

Helen Moffett (Prunings) asks the questions of poet and singer Blaq Pearl and Thabiso Mahlape (BlackBird Books).

Elephant & Barrel
[71] Through my eyes
with: Obie Oberholzer

[71] Through my eyes

Saturday, 20 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Elephant & Barrel

Obie Oberholzer (Obie - A Photographic Story Book) finds the words to tell you about his life in pictures.

 

                

New School Hall
[72] Joanne Harris in her own words
with: Joanne Harris; Michele Magwood

[72] Joanne Harris in her own words

Saturday, 20 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
New School Hall

Moving with ease from the whimsical charm of Chocolat to writing fantasies and thrillers, including Gentlemen and Players and its recent follow-up, Different Class, Joanne Harris talks about her writing life with Sunday Times Contributing Book Editor Michele Magwood.

Old School Hall
[73] From victim to survivor
with: Michelle Hattingh; Grizelda Grootboom; Grizelda Grootboom; Lindiwe Hani; Shamim Meer

[73] From victim to survivor

Saturday, 20 May
16:00:00
11:00:00
Old School Hall

Michelle Hattingh (I'm the Girl Who Was Raped) uncovers stories of courage, faith and perseverance in the face of opposition and adversity as told by Grizelda Grootboom (Exit), Lindiwe Hani (Being Chris Hani's Daughter) and Shamim Meer (Memories of Love and Struggle).

 

                

Church Hall
[74] Wording their eats
with: Tamara LePine-Williams; Anna Trapido; Mpho Tshukudu; Sam Woulidge

[74] Wording their eats

Saturday, 20 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Church Hall

Tamara LePine-Williams is at the table with Anna Trapido and Mpho Tshukudu (co-authors of Eat Ting) and Sam Woulidge (Reuben at Home), talking of their methods and sharing titbits about writing cookbooks.

Congregational Church
[75] Drawn and quartered
with: Carlos Amato; Alex Latimer; Dale Halvorsen; Zapiro

[75] Drawn and quartered

Saturday, 20 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Congregational Church

Mail & Guardian cartoonist, illustrator and journalist Carlos Amato finds out about the people behind the pictures, with graphic novelist Alex Latimer (The Space Race), graphic artist Dale Halvorsen (aka Joey Hi-fi) and political cartoonist Zapiro (Dead President Walking).

Council Chamber
[76] Who can afford to buy books?
with: Tom Eaton, Griffin Shea, Palesa Morudu

[76] Who can afford to buy books?

Saturday, 20 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Council Chamber

Tom Eaton considers the limits to accessing books in South Africa with Griffin Shea (Bridge Books) and Palesa Morudu (publisher, Cover2Cover).

Hospice Hall
[77] Married to your job
with: Greg Fried, Lisa Lazarus, Nicoli Nattrass, Jeremy Seekings

[77] Married to your job

Saturday, 20 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Hospice Hall

Greg Fried and Lisa Lazarus (Die Laughing – writing as Greg Lazarus) and Nicoli Nattrass and Jeremy Seekings (Poverty, Politics and Policy) discuss the challenges and joys of being both life and writing partners.

Elephant & Barrel
[78] Crossing the arts
with: Mohale Mashigo; Rian Malan; Sam Wilson; Africa Melane

[78] Crossing the arts

Saturday, 20 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Elephant & Barrel

‘Polyartists’ Mohale Mashigo (actor/writer), Rian Malan (writer/musician) and Sam Wilson (film producer /writer) tell Africa Melane about the crossover between their various artistic lives and what they mean to them.

Hospice Hall
[78a] The Sudden Shark
with: Darrel Bristow-Bovey

[78a] The Sudden Shark

Saturday, 20 May
17:30:00
18:30:00
Hospice Hall

Journeying lightly through psychology, palaeontology, popular culture and the movie Jaws, Darrel Bristow-Bovey discusses fear, creativity, risk-taking and the artistic imperative of vulnerability, as well as his travels around the world to find and confront the shark that is pre-destined to eat him. R100 through Webtickets.

Elephant & Barrel
[79] Repitwah Poetry Band
with: Repitwah Poetry Band

[79] Repitwah Poetry Band

Saturday, 20 May
17:30:00
19:30:00
Elephant & Barrel

Wind down with this rhythmic and enthralling artist collective specialising in music and poetry. (To participate in the open mic email Roche on groundingsessions@gmail.com). R50 through Webtickets.

Church Hall
[80] Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and Me
with: Marianne Thamm

[80] Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and Me

Saturday, 20 May
18:30:00
19:15:00
Church Hall

A performed reading of the best-selling memoir of sorts by Marianne Thamm. The 40-minute show will include stand-up comedy and an audio-visual ridicule of the 20th Century. R120 through Webtickets.

Congregational Church
[81] Performed readings: You and I
with: John Maytham

[81] Performed readings: You and I

Saturday, 20 May
18:30:00
19:15:00
Congregational Church

Perhaps all literature comes down to this relationship: you and I.  John Maytham reads excerpts from authors ranging from TS Eliot to Kurt Vonnegut, with forays into Nietzsche and Cole Porter, highlighting the intimate, angry and sometimes solipsistic connection between writer and reader. Compiled by Finuala Dowling. R120 through Webtickets.

Café Bon Bon
[81a] Autumn music weekend Concert #3: Candlelight Soirée: Songs my mother taught me
with: Christopher Duigan

[81a] Autumn music weekend Concert #3: Candlelight Soirée: Songs my mother taught me

Saturday, 20 May
18:30:00
00:00:00
Café Bon Bon

R600 includes a three-course meal. Book at Café Bon Bon: 021 876 3936. Pianist Christopher Duigan plays light classics that evoke a bygone world of nostalgia associated with salon music and evenings at the family piano. Included are Brahms’s 'Waltz in A-flat', Dvorak's ‘Humoresque', Rubenstein's 'Melody in F' and 'The Maiden's Prayer’. 

Church Hall
[82] Jazz in the hall
with: Reza Khota Quartet

[82] Jazz in the hall

Saturday, 20 May
20:00:00
22:00:00
Church Hall

Chill with a glass or two of wine and some fine sounds from one of Cape Town's top modern jazz bands: with Reza Khota on guitar, Buddy Wells on sax, Shane Cooper on bass and Jonno Sweetman on drums. R120 through Webtickets.

Pierneef
[82a] Private function: Dinner with Jenny Crwys-Williams

[82a] Private function: Dinner with Jenny Crwys-Williams

Saturday, 20 May
19:00:00
00:00:00
Pierneef

Enjoy dinner with some of the cream of festival authors in one of SA’s top restaurants, with Porcupine Ridge wines. Authors at all tables, party atmosphere, great winelands food. For enquiries and bookings, email bookings@jennyandco.co.za

New School Hall
[83] Does the ANC deserve a future?
with: Justice Malala; Khulu Mbatha; Pieter-Louis Myburgh; Ralph Mathegka

[83] Does the ANC deserve a future?

Sunday, 21 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
New School Hall

As South Africa witnesses apparently unending turmoil within the ANC, Justice Malala asks Khulu Mbatha (Unmasked: Why the ANC Failed to Govern), Pieter-Louis Myburgh (The Republic of Gupta) and Ralph Mathekga (When Zuma Goes) if they think the party can, or should, survive.

Old School Hall
[84] Rattling the cage of discrimination
with: Sifiso Ndlovu; Anastacia Tomson; Griffin Shea; Marianne Thamm

[84] Rattling the cage of discrimination

Sunday, 21 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Old School Hall

Sifiso Ndlovu (The Thabo Mbeki I Know), Anastacia Tomson (Always Anastacia), Griffin Shea and Marianne Thamm (Hitler, Verwoerd and Me) interrogate the systems that divide South Africans, and how we can dismantle them.

 

                

Church Hall
[85] Real change, right now
with: John Maytham; Jay Naidoo; Paul Hoffman

[85] Real change, right now

Sunday, 21 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Church Hall

John Maytham in conversation with Jay Naidoo (Change: Organising Tomorrow, Today) and Paul Hoffman (Confronting the Corrupt) about why (and what) significant, immediate, action must be taken to save our country, and what will happen if we ignore the urgency.

Congregational Church
[86] From plot to print and beyond
with: Kate Sidley; Gail Schimmel; Jennifer Friedman; Richard Mason

[86] From plot to print and beyond

Sunday, 21 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Congregational Church

Kate Sidley asks Gail Schimmel (The Park), Jennifer Friedman (Queen of the Freestate) and Richard Mason (Who Killed Piet Barol?) about the path they’ve followed from conceptualising their books, to getting them into print, and then into the public eye and hands.

 

                                                

Council Chamber
[87] A few good editors
with: Alison Lowry; Helen Moffett; Phehello Mofokeng; Thabiso Mahlape

[87] A few good editors

Sunday, 21 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Council Chamber

Alison Lowry and fellow editors and publishers Helen Moffett, Phehello Mofokeng and Thabiso Mahlape discuss the consistent criticism around the literary world of ‘poor editing’ and the state of the industry in South Africa

Hospice Hall
[88] Choosing what to remember
with: Shamim Meer; Bridget Hilton-Barber; Sam Scarborough

[88] Choosing what to remember

Sunday, 21 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Hospice Hall

Shamim Meer asks Bridget Hilton-Barber (Student Comrade Prisoner Spy) and Sam Scarborough (Trapped) how they decided what to leave in and what to take out when writing their memoirs.

Elephant & Barrel
[89] From 500 words to 50 000
with: Thandeka Gqubule; Marita van der Vyver; Paul McNally; Rian Malan.

[89] From 500 words to 50 000

Sunday, 21 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Elephant & Barrel

Thandeka Gqubule finds out about the different challenges of writing journalism and writing books, with Marita van der Vyver, Paul McNally and Rian Malan.

               

 

 

The Hub
[90] Workshop: Hide & Seek Poetry
with: Jolyn Phillips; Karin Schimke

[90] Workshop: Hide & Seek Poetry

Sunday, 21 May
10:00:00
12:00:00
The Hub

Sometimes the writing comes easily, but what do you do when the spring dries up or you have more sand than compost in your head? Come and learn to hunt and gather words at a two-hour poetry workshop with poets Jolyn Phillips and Karin Schimke. R120 through Webtickets.

 


 

New School Hall
[91] Sophie Hannah in her own words
with: Darrel Bristow-Bovey; Sophie Hannah

[91] Sophie Hannah in her own words

Sunday, 21 May
11:30:00
12:00:00
New School Hall

Travel writer and shameless fan Darrel Bristow-Bovey finds out more about one of the UK’s most successful crime writers, Sophie Hannah (Closed Casket, The Narrow Bed).

Old School Hall
[92] Mastering the past
with: Bill Nasson; Fred Khumalo; Philippe Sands; Tim Butcher

[92] Mastering the past

Sunday, 21 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Old School Hall

Historian Bill Nasson (History Matters), with Fred Khumalo (Dancing the Death Drill), Philippe Sands (East West Street) and Tim Butcher (The Trigger), consider the challenges and obligations of understanding the past.

Hospice Hall
[93] Playing with words
with: Sue de Groot; Blaq Pearl; Shirmoney Rhode; Claire Robertson

[93] Playing with words

Sunday, 21 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Hospice Hall

On knowing the rules of writing, and how to break them: Sue de Groot tests the boundaries of poets Blaq Pearl and Shirmoney Rhode (Nommer 20 Delphi Straat), and novelist Claire Robertson (The Magistrate of Gower).

Congregational Church
[94] The author as chemist
with: Ann Donald; Ekow Duker; Joanne Harris; Michael Sears

[94] The author as chemist

Sunday, 21 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Congregational Church

Ann Donald asks Ekow Duker (The God Who Made Mistakes), Joanne Harris (Different Class) and Michael Sears aka half of Michael Stanley (the Detective Kubu series) how they balance the elements of plot, character and theme to create literary page-turners.

Council Chamber
[95] Writing my family
with: Daniel Browde; Neil Sonnekus; Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa; Hagen Engler

[95] Writing my family

Sunday, 21 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Council Chamber

Negotiating the path between family sensitivities and the author’s right to write the story as they choose is a skill that Daniel Browde, Neil Sonnekus and Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa have all developed. They tell Hagen Engler how they did it.

Church Hall
[96] Can South Africa escape the poverty trap?
with: Peter Bruce; Brian Kantor; Jeremy Seekings; Nicoli Nattrass

[96] Can South Africa escape the poverty trap?

Sunday, 21 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Church Hall

Peter Bruce talks economics, policy and education with Brian Kantor, Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass.

Elephant & Barrel
[97] Armchair refs
with: Carlos Amato; Tom Eaton

[97] Armchair refs

Sunday, 21 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Elephant & Barrel

Sometime sportswriters Carlos Amato and Tom Eaton lob a few balls around the patchy pitch of sports journalism and commentary in South Africa — whether on the page, the small screen or the airwaves.

 

                

NG Church
[97a] Classical music concert #3: Trio Frontier play Beethoven and Brahms
with: Junnan Sun; Aristide du Plessis; Christopher Duigan

[97a] Classical music concert #3: Trio Frontier play Beethoven and Brahms

Sunday, 21 May
12:15:00
00:00:00
NG Church

Trio Frontier – Junnan Sun (clarinet) and Aristide du Plessis (cello) with pianist  Christopher Duigan – play  Beethoven’s youthful Trio in B-flat Op. 11, contrasted with the Brahms Trio Op. 114, one of the composer’s most touching and beautiful ‘twilight’ works. R100 at Webtickets or pay at the door.

New School Hall
[98] Is it hard writing for easy reading?
with: Alison Lowry; Lesley Pearse; Rian Malan

[98] Is it hard writing for easy reading?

Sunday, 21 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
New School Hall

From popular fiction to incisive commentary to evocative columns, the best writers make it seem effortless, but how much mental sweat goes into achieving this end? Alison Lowry asks two very different authors: Lesley Pearse and Rian Malan.

Old School Hall
[99] The price of honesty
with: Steve Boykey Sidley; Lerato Tshabalala; Rafique Gangat; Zapiro

[99] The price of honesty

Sunday, 21 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Old School Hall

Speaking your mind, sharing your thoughts, talking truth to power — the risks for those who dare are great in a Twitterised world. Steven Boykey Sidley asks Lerato Tshabalala, Rafique Gangat and Zapiro how they have handled personal attacks.

Church Hall
[100] What can we learn from novels?
with: Richard Mason; Greg Fried; Lisa Lazarus; Sally Andrew

[100] What can we learn from novels?

Sunday, 21 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Church Hall

Richard Mason asks Greg Fried, Lisa Lazarus and Sally Andrew about the extraordinary things fiction can teach readers of all ages.

Congregational Church
[101] The funny thing about writing
with: Rebecca Davis; Fred Khumalo; Gail Schimmel; Paige Nick

[101] The funny thing about writing

Sunday, 21 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Congregational Church

 How easy is it to write funny, and how and why do writers use humour to get a message across? Rebecca Davis asks Fred Khumalo, Gail Schimmel and Paige Nick.

                                                

Council Chamber
[102] What publishers want
with: Ester Levinrad; Phehello Mofokeng; Thabiso Mahlape; Colleen Higgs

[102] What publishers want

Sunday, 21 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Council Chamber

In preparation for next year's projected Porcupine's Den event (think 'Dragon's Den' for writers), would-be authors get to pick the brains of publishers Ester Levinrad (Jonathan Ball), Phehello Mofokeng (Geko Books) and Thabiso Mahlape (BlackBird Books), led by Colleen Higgs (Modjaji Books). Other publishers are welcome to attend and weigh in on the discussion.

 

                

Hospice Hall
[103] My first novel
with: Fiona Melrose; Kiprop Kimutai; Mohale Mashigo

[103] My first novel

Sunday, 21 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Hospice Hall

First-time novelists Fiona Melrose and Kiprop Kimutai share the pain and the pride of getting their first books on the shelf, with Mohale Mashigo in the chair.

The Hub
[104] The polylinguists
with: Tom Dreyer; Jennifer Friedman; Jolyn Phillips

[104] The polylinguists

Sunday, 21 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
The Hub

Tom Dreyer asks Jennifer Friedman (English/Afrikaans) and Jolyn Phillips (English/Afrikaans/French) whether the ability to speak and write in different languages is a help or a hindrance?

Elephant & Barrel
[104a] Through my eyes
with: Obie Oberholzer

[104a] Through my eyes

Sunday, 21 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Elephant & Barrel

Obie Oberholzer (Obie - A Photographic Story Book) finds the words to tell you about his life in pictures.

Café Bon Bon
[105] Autumn music weekend concert #5: Bon Bon Finale
with: Junnan Sun; Aristide du Plessis; Christopher Duigan

[105] Autumn music weekend concert #5: Bon Bon Finale

Sunday, 21 May
13:00:00
00:00:00
Café Bon Bon

R500 includes a three-course meal. Book at Café Bon Bon: 021 876 3936. After the meal, Junnan Sun (clarinet), Aristide du Plessis (cello) and Christopher Duigan (piano) play afternoon music by JS Bach, Saint-Saëns, Bella-Kovacs, Piazzolla and the evergreen 'The Swan' from 'Carnival of the Animals' for a spirited festival music finale.