April 2017 events

09 Mar 2017

Below you’ll find a list of events featuring PEN South Africa members, as well as a selection of other noteworthy literary events, classes and workshops happening around South Africa. If there is an event you’d like us to feature let us know.

  • Launch of Wings of Smoke by Jim Pascual Augustin
    Where: Kalk Bay Books, Kalk Bay, Cape Town
    When: Tuesday 4 April 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    RSVP: events@kalkbaybooks.co.za or call 021 7882266
    PEN SA member Jim Pascual Augustin will be launching his poetry collection Wings of Smoke in conversation with fellow member Finuala Dowling.
  • Launch of Change by Jay Naidoo
    Where: The Book Lounge, Cape Town
    When: Tuesday 4 April 2017, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com or 021 462 2425
    Jay Naidoo will be launching his book, Change, in conversation with Saliem Fakir.
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  • Omphile Molusi’s play Itsoseng showing at The Market Theatre
    Where: The Market Theatre, Newtown, Johannesburg
    When: 7 April to 7 May 2017
    PEN SA member Omphile Molusi’s play Itsoseng will be showing at The Market Theatre. Directed by Lesedi Job, the play “looks at the fortunes and misfortunes of a South African township before and after the ‘miracle’ of the new democracy in 1994″.
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  • Launch of Short Story Day Africa’s latest anthology Migrations
    Where: The Book Lounge, Cape Town
    When: Monday 10 April 2017, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com or 021 462 2425
    Short Story Day Africa will be launching their latest anthology Migrations. There will be a discussion between Mary Watson, Efemia Chela and Bongani Kona with Sibongile Fisher and Megan Ross (winner of and 2nd runner-up for the 2016 Short Story Day Africa Prize).
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  • Launch of Fatima Meer: Memories of Love and Struggle edited by Shamim Meer
    Where: The Book Lounge, Cape Town
    When: Wednesday 12 April 2017, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com or 021 462 2425
    Shamim Meer, editor of Fatima Meer: Memories of Love and Struggle, will be in conversation with with PEN SA member Albie Sachs about the book.
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  • Launch of Dancing the Death Drill by Fred Khumalo
    Where: Wallenberg Research Centre, Stellenbosch
    When: Wednesday 19 April 2017, 5 for 5:30 PM
    RSVP: Dr Christoff Pauw on cpauw@sun.ac.za or 021 808 9331 by Thursday 13 April.
    PEN SA member Fred Khumalo will be launching his novel Dancing the Death Drill in conversation with Professor Grace Musila.
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