17, 18, 19 May 2019
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NG Church
[1] State of the nation, state of the world
with: Peter Hain, RW Johnson, Fred Khumalo

[1] State of the nation, state of the world

Friday, 17 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
NG Church

Does the state of international/global politics reflect the state of SA politics? Peter Hain (Mandela: His Essential Life) and RW Johnson (Fighting for the Dream) discuss. Chaired by Fred Khumalo

New School Hall
[2] The fine print on the ballot paper
with: Tendai Biti, Greg Mills, Jacques Rousseau

[2] The fine print on the ballot paper

Friday, 17 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
New School Hall

Human rights activist Greg Mills and former Zimbabwe finance minister Tendai Biti (Democracy Works) discuss the pitfalls and rewards of democracy in a state of inequality, with Jacques Rousseau in the chair.

Old School Hall
[3] One-on-one with Heather Morris
with: Heather Morris, Kate Sidley

[3] One-on-one with Heather Morris

Friday, 17 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Old School Hall

International best-selling author Heather Morris (The Tattooist of Auschwitz) chats to Kate Sidley about the extraordinary events that led to her remarkable and moving story of love.

Church Hall
[4] Yours sincerely
with: Zirk van den Berg, Clare Houston, Mark Winkler, Steven Boykey Sidley

[4] Yours sincerely

Friday, 17 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Church Hall

Historical fiction writers Zirk van den Berg (Parts Unknown), Clare Houston (An Unquiet Place), and Mark Winkler (Theo & Flora) discuss the allure of a good letter when mapping the past. Chaired by Steven Boykey Sidley.

Congregational Church
[5] Those who kill, those who protect
with: Mike Wills, Dan Wylie

[5] Those who kill, those who protect

Friday, 17 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Congregational Church

In conversation with Mike Wills, Dan Wylie (Death and Compassion – The Elephant in South African Literature) explores the stories we have told ourselves about our relationship with animals, across three centuries of diverse literary genres.  

Council Chamber
[6] The worlds we created
with: Tracey Farren, Masande Ntshanga

[6] The worlds we created

Friday, 17 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Council Chamber

Speculative fiction writers Tracey Farren (The Book of Malachi) and Masande Ntshanga (Triangulum, The Reactive) use the imagined to help us breach the boundary between what is and what could be. Fellow fantasist Mohale Mashigo (Intruders) chairs.

 

Hospice Hall
[7] Take one cup of…
with: Lesego Semenya, Karen Dudley, Tamara LePine Williams

[7] Take one cup of…

Friday, 17 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Hospice Hall

At a time when digital threatened to swallow print whole, foodie books survived and flourished. Lesego Semenya (Dijo – My Food Journey) and Karen Dudley (Set a Table) chat to Tamara LePine Williams about the delectable phenomenon that is a recipe book. 

Travellers Lodge
[8] For the thrill of it
with: Vanessa Raphaely, Louisa Treger, Mike Nicol, Lorraine Sithole

[8] For the thrill of it

Friday, 17 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Travellers Lodge

Vanessa Raphaely (Plus One), Louisa Treger (The Dragon Lady) and Mike Nicol (Sleeper) know how to keep readers on a knife’s edge. Lorraine Sithole (BookWormersGP) finds out how they do it.

NG Church
[10] Flogging the dead horse
with: Leon Schreiber, Adam Habib, Ralph Mathekga

[10] Flogging the dead horse

Friday, 17 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
NG Church

Has politics become the enemy of society? Join Leon Schreiber (Coalition Country) and Adam Habib (Rebels & Rage) in conversation with Ralph Mathekga (Ramaphosa's Turn).

New School Hall
[11] Stirring the plot
with: Peter Church, Deon Meyer, Imraan Coovadia,

[11] Stirring the plot

Friday, 17 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
New School Hall

Peter Church (Crackerjack), Deon Meyer (The Woman in the Blue Cloak) and Imraan Coovadia (A Spy in Time) chat with Africa Melane about the intricacies of creating – and sticking to – their plots.

Old School Hall
[12] An open book
with: Ingrid Winterbach, Sue, Nyathi, Carol Gibbs, Joanne Macgregor

[12] An open book

Friday, 17 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Old School Hall

Writers both reveal and discover themselves in their writing. Sue Nyathi (The White Room), Ingrid Winterbach (The Troubled Times of Magrieta Prinsloo) and Carol Gibbs (All Things Bright and Broken) delve into the psychology of fiction with Joanne Macgregor (The First Time I Died). 

Church Hall
[13] Who lives here anyway?
with: Tanya Pampalone, Loren Landau, Rachel Matteau Matsha, Paul Choy

[13] Who lives here anyway?

Friday, 17 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Church Hall

Tanya Pampalone, Loren Landau (I Want to Go Home Forever: Stories of Becoming and Belonging in South Africa’s Great Metropolis) and Rachel Matteau Matsha (Real & Imagined Readers – Censorship, publishing and reading under apartheid) speak of othering, alienation and familial connections. Paul Choy (Somewhere. Anywhere) leads the conversation.

Congregational Church
[14] Translating the classics
with: Nkosinathi Sithole, David wa Maahlamela, Antjie Krog

[14] Translating the classics

Friday, 17 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Congregational Church

Nkosinathi Sithole (No Matter When) and David wa Maahlamela (Stitching a Whirlwind: An anthology of southern African poems and translations) talk to Antjie Krog about the joys and challenges of the Africa Pulse project through which eight African literary works are now translated into English. 

Council Chamber
[15] The story of me
with: Sylvia Neame, Landa Mabenge, Phehello Mofokeng

[15] The story of me

Friday, 17 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Council Chamber

What power lies in writing your deepest stories for all to read, and how does it impact on the writers’ lives? Sylvia Neame (Imprisoned) and Landa Mabenge (Becoming Him) share the stories of their stories with Phehello Mofokeng.

Hospice Hall
[16] In the beginning
with: Nancy Richards, Michelle Sacks, Lauri Kubuitsile

[16] In the beginning

Friday, 17 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Hospice Hall

Nancy Richards invites Michelle Sacks (You Were Made for This) and Lauri Kubuitsile (But Deliver Us From Evil) to reveal what it really takes to write that first book – and where they found motivation to write the next. 

Travellers Lodge
[17] Short tall tales
with: David Bristow, Fred Khumalo, Karabo Kgoleng

[17] Short tall tales

Friday, 17 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Travellers Lodge

 David Bristow (The Game Ranger, The Knife, The Lion and The Sheep) and Fred Khumalo (Talk of the Town) chat with Karabo Kgoleng about the art of the short story.

The Franschhoek Theatre
[18] Moods of Nature
with: Heinrich van den Berg, Victor Dlamini

[18] Moods of Nature

Friday, 17 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
The Franschhoek Theatre

Heinrich van den Berg’s Moods of Nature perfectly captures the fragility, magnificence and importance of our wildlife. He shares his journey through the lens with fellow photographer Victor Dlamini.

NG Church
[19] Calibrating a brittle compass
with: Barry Gilder, Greg Mills, Jacques Rousseau

[19] Calibrating a brittle compass

Friday, 17 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
NG Church

Can you truly separate politics from morality? Should you? Barry Gilder (The List) and Greg Mills (Democracy Works) investigate with Jacques Rousseau.

New School Hall
[20] The lovers
with: Heather Morris, Rutendo Tavengerwei, Qarnita Loxton, Lorraine Sithole

[20] The lovers

Friday, 17 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
New School Hall

Heather Morris (The Tattooist of Auschwitz), Rutendo Tavengerwei (The Colours that Blind) and Qarnita Loxton (Being Lily) tell stories of the heart. What does this do to their own hearts, asks Lorraine Sithole

Old School Hall
[21] En route to the truth
with: Pieter van Zyl, Leon Schreiber, Victor Dlamini

[21] En route to the truth

Friday, 17 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Old School Hall

Whether in fact or fiction, the search for truth can be as exhausting as it is revelatory. Pieter van Zyl (Gert & Joey) and Leon Schreiber (Coalition Country) share some of the astonishing truths they uncovered while writing their books, with Victor Dlamini.

Church Hall
[22] One-on-one with Peter Hain
with: Peter Hain, Kate Sidley

[22] One-on-one with Peter Hain

Friday, 17 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Church Hall

Peter Hain (Mandela: The Essential Life) chats with fellow Madiba biographer Kate Sidley about writing the life of one of the most revered yet controversial men of our times.

Congregational Church
[23] The truth in fiction
with: Vincent Pienaar, Fiona Snyckers, Gail Schimmel

[23] The truth in fiction

Friday, 17 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Congregational Church

A good novel often works because we see ourselves in the characters. Vincent Pienaar (Too Many Tsunamis) and Fiona Snyckers (Lacuna) discuss the appeal of creating real people in imaginary situations with Gail Schimmel (The Accident).

Council Chamber
[24] Another time. Another space
with: Imraan Coovadia, Mohale Mashigo, Sara-Jayne King

[24] Another time. Another space

Friday, 17 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Council Chamber

Imraan Coovadia (A Spy in Time) and Mohale Mashigo (Intruders) write of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. They discuss how the fantastical often helps us face the darkly real, with Sara-Jayne King in the chair.

Hospice Hall
[25] Why the world needs dung beetles
with: Authors Helen Lunn, Marcus Byrne,Don Pinnock.

[25] Why the world needs dung beetles

Friday, 17 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Hospice Hall

Through the eras of alchemy and religion, to the days of science, the dung beetle has been a symbol of life and renewal. Authors Helen Lunn and Marcus Byrne (The Dance of the Dung Beetles) share the wonders of these charming – and seemingly charmed – little creatures with Don Pinnock.

Travellers Lodge
[26] Young people's stories for change
with: Athenkosi Cetyana, Pamela Mali, Sicelo Kula, Ros Haden

[26] Young people's stories for change

Friday, 17 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Travellers Lodge

Hero Within and Other Writing came out of FunDza Literacy Trust's Bridging Divides project, where young people explored how inequality manifested in their lives. These stories remind us that society remains unequal and violent, yet they envisage a different future - a space you are privileged to share with Athenkosi Cetyana, Pamela Mali and Sicelo Kula (Taking Chances). Ros Haden chairs.

 

The Franschhoek Theatre
[27] From hobby to career
with: Wamuwi Mbao, Joanne Macgregor, Irma Venter

[27] From hobby to career

Friday, 17 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
The Franschhoek Theatre

First book: tick! Second book: tick! At what point (if ever) is it time to give up your day job and start doing this full time? Wamuwi Mbao asks of Joanne Macgregor (The Time I Died) and Irma Venter (Circus).

NG Church
[28] How I found my first story
with: Ekow Duker, Deon Meyer, Lauri Kubuitsile

[28] How I found my first story

Friday, 17 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
NG Church

Ekow Duker leads Deon Meyer (The Woman in the Blue Cloak) and Lauri Kubuitsile in conversation about that eureka moment that got them going.

New School Hall
[29] Know what I’m saying?
with: Melusi Tshabalala, Karin Cronje, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Michael le Cordeur.

[29] Know what I’m saying?

Friday, 17 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
New School Hall

Melusi Tshabalala (Melusi’s Everyday Zulu), Karin Cronje (There Goes English Teacher), and Simon Sebag Montefiore (Letters That Changed The World) unpack the blight of miscommunication with Michael le Cordeur.

Old School Hall
[30] Renovating the nation?
with: Rekgotsofetse (Kgotsi) Chikane, Kharnita Mohamed, Sihle Khumalo, Sipho Hlongwane,

[30] Renovating the nation?

Friday, 17 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Old School Hall

Rekgotsofetse (Kgotsi) Chikane (Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation), Kharnita Mohamed (Called to Song) and Sihle Khumalo (Rainbow Nation, My Zulu Arse) discuss what it will take to make the real changes that our society desperately needs to grow, with Sipho Hlongwane.

Church Hall
[31] Risky writers
with: Harris Dousemetzis, Wandile Ngcaweni, Zapiro, Tom Eaton

[31] Risky writers

Friday, 17 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Church Hall

What do Harris Dousemetzis (The Man Who Killed Apartheid), Wandile Ngcaweni (We Are No Longer at Ease) and Zapiro (WTF) have in common? They are all uneasy in comfort zones. Tom Eaton finds out just how far they’d dare to go.

Congregational Church
[32] Marketing your book
with: Barry Gilder, Eva Mazza, Vanessa Raphaely

[32] Marketing your book

Friday, 17 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Congregational Church

What does – or should – it take for an author to market their book; and isn’t that the publisher’s job? Barry Gilder (The List) and Eva Mazza (Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch) discuss their diverse tactics with Vanessa Raphaely.

Council Chamber
[33] One-on-one: Research, fact checking and consistency
with: Ingrid Winterbach, Tony Peake

[33] One-on-one: Research, fact checking and consistency

Friday, 17 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Council Chamber

Ingrid Winterbach and Tony Peake (North Facing) delve into the trickier elements of bringing a story together.

Hospice Hall
[34] Write what you don't know
with: Amy Heydenrych, Michelle Sacks, Linda Kaoma

[34] Write what you don't know

Friday, 17 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Hospice Hall

Amy Heydenrych (Shame on You) and Michelle Sacks (You Were Made for This) like to shift perspectives and stretch their understanding beyond relatability. Linda Kaoma finds out how they do it.

Travellers Lodge
[35] Forgetting the present
with: Trevor Sacks, Willem Anker, Zanna Sloniowska, Dianne Stewart

[35] Forgetting the present

Friday, 17 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Travellers Lodge

How do some writers move so seemingly seamlessly between the past and present in their storytelling? Trevor Sacks (Lucky Packet), Willem Anker (Red Dog) and Zanna Sloniowska (The House with the Stained-Glass Window) discuss the challenges of their own time travels with Dianne Stewart.

The Franschhoek Theatre
[36] Workshop: Stories on camera
with: Paul Choy

[36] Workshop: Stories on camera

Friday, 17 May
14:30:00
16:30:00
The Franschhoek Theatre

Mauritian photographer, TED talker and compulsive traveller Paul Choy is a self-made master of visual story telling. Bring your smart phone, your imagination and a receptive eye to this mind stretching workshop. R150 through webtickets.co.za.

NG Church
[37] One-on-one: Freedom and the law
with: John Dugard, Dennis Davis

[37] One-on-one: Freedom and the law

Friday, 17 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
NG Church

Dennis Davis (Guide to Democrats) and John Dugard (Business as Usual) unpack the power of the law in dismantling oppression.

New School Hall
[38] At what cost?
with: Sipho Hlongwane, Harris Dousemetzis, Rob Rose

[38] At what cost?

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

Sipho Hlongwane asks Harris Dousemetzis (The Man Who Ended Apartheid) and Rob Rose (Steinheist) about the risks, rewards, and sheer volume of work that goes into writing an exposé.

Old School Hall
[39] How to be
with: Wamuwi Mbao, Chike Frankie Edozien

[39] How to be

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

Wamuwi Mbao and acclaimed US-Nigerian author Chike Frankie Edozien discuss Lives of Great Men and what it means to have your very existence counter your culture and traditions. 

Church Hall
[40] Sea Change
with: Craig Foster, Mike Wills

[40] Sea Change

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

Craig Foster (Sea Change) takes us into the depths of his research and experience tracking the sea life and exploring the mysteries of our kelp forests. Chaired by Mike Wills.

Congregational Church
[41] What no one told me about being a writer
with: Amalia Rosenblum, Darrel Bristow-Bovey, Sara-Jayne King

[41] What no one told me about being a writer

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

Amalia Rosenblum (Israeli novelist, screenwriter and couples’ therapist) and Darrel Bristow-Bovey share some of the less glamorous aspects of writing with Sara-Jayne King.

Council Chamber
[42] To wit
with: Lerato Mogoathle, Khaya Dlanga

[42] To wit

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

Some writers can’t help seeing the funny side. How else do you get the message across? Lerato Mogoathle (Vagabond) and Khaya Dlanga give the matter serious thought.

Hospice Hall
[43] Let’s talk about food
with: Ming-Cheau Lin, Lesego Semenya, Kate Sidley

[43] Let’s talk about food

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

For Ming-Cheau Lin (Just Add Rice) and Lesego Semenya (Dijo - My Food, My Journey). cooking is people, history, family and traditions. Join them in conversation about the dishes that are still essential to you and your family gatherings. Kate Sidley does the stirring.

Travellers Lodge
[44] One-on-one: Call us Frank
with: Diane Awerbuck, Alex Latimer

[44] One-on-one: Call us Frank

Friday, 17 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Travellers Lodge

Diane Awerbuck and Alex Latimer (North) chat about the benefits and challenges of co-writing fiction and what it takes to become Frank Owen.

Leeu Estates
[45] I Write This For You
with: Iain Thomas, Nancy Richards

[45] I Write This For You

Friday, 17 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Leeu Estates

Iain Thomas’s (aka ‘pleasefindthis’) blog I Wrote This For You is now an internationally bestselling book of great depth and beauty. He reads and shares thoughts with Nancy Richards at the beautiful Leeu Estate. This event includes a delicious high tea. which will be served from 14h30-15h45. R200 through webtickets.co.za. 

Hospice Hall
[46] A book walks into a bar
with: Steven Boykey Sidley

[46] A book walks into a bar

Friday, 17 May
17:30:00
18:15:00
Hospice Hall

17:30-18:15 International author Steven Boykey Sidley draws on his own experiences and those of other authors, to sing a praise song to the strange and volatile bedfellows of bars and books, alcohol and fiction. R100 through webtickets.co.za.

NG Church
CONCERT 1
with: Charl Du Plessis

Friday, 17 May
19:00:00
20:10:00
NG Church

Charl Du Plessis (piano) plays a varied programme of music by Chopin, Piazzolla, Gershwin and his own improvisations. R100 through www.webtickets.co.za and at the door.

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