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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: Steven Boykey Sidley; Ann Donald; 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? Steven Boykey Sidley asks Ann Donald 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’. 

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

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.

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