18, 19, 20 May 2018
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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
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
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.

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