February 2017 events

24 Jan 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.

  • Allan Kolski Horwitz’s play Book Marks showing at Olive Tree Theatre
    Where: Olive Tree Theatre, Alexandra, Johannesburg
    When: Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 February 2017 at 7 PM and Sunday 5 February 2017 at 3 PM
    PEN SA member Allan Kolski Horwitz’s play Book Marks is described as a “tragi-comedy about friendship, racism and decolonization (as well as reading …) on the wrong side of the rainbow”.
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  • Publishing workshop with Staging Post
    Where: Bridge Books, Johannesburg
    When: Saturday 4 February 2017, 10 AM to 12 PM
    Bridge Books is hosting a workshop on publishing presented by Klara Skinner from Jacana Media’s self-publishing service bureau, Staging Post.
    Cost: R100
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  • Zakes Mda’s play The Mother of All Eating showing at Joburg Theatre
    Where: Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
    When: Tuesday 7 February to Friday 10 February 2017, 3 PM
    Cost: Free
    PEN SA member Zakes Mda’s play The Mother of All Eating, directed by Makhaola Siyanda Ndebele, will be showing at the Joburg Theatre in recognition of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba’s campaign to stamp out fraud and corruption in the city.
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  • Launch of A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg by Harry Kalmer
    Where: Love Books, Melville, Johannesburg
    When: Wednesday 8 February 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    RSVP: Love Books on kate@lovebooks.co.za or 011 726 7408 by Monday, 6 February 2017
    Harry Kalmer will be launching his book A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg in conversation with Ivan Vladislavić.
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  • Allan Kolski Horwitz’s play Book Marks showing at AFDA
    Where: AFDA, Auckland Park, Johannesburg
    When: Thursday 9 February and Friday 10 February 2017, 7:30 PM
    PEN SA member Allan Kolski Horwitz’s play Book Marks is described as a “tragi-comedy about friendship, racism and decolonization (as well as reading …) on the wrong side of the rainbow”.
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  • Allan Kolski Horwitz’s play Book Marks showing at The Plat4orm
    Where: The Plat4orm, Newtown, Johannesburg
    When: Saturday 11 February 2017 at 7 PM and Sunday 12 February 2017 at 3 PM
    PEN SA member Allan Kolski Horwitz’s play Book Marks is described as a “tragi-comedy about friendship, racism and decolonization (as well as reading …) on the wrong side of the rainbow”.
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  • Zakes Mda’s play The Mother of All Eating showing at Roodepoort Theatre
    Where: Roodepoort Theatre, Roodepoort, Johannesburg
    When: Tuesday 14 February to Friday 17 February 2017, 3 PM
    Cost: Free
    PEN SA member Zakes Mda’s play The Mother of All Eating, directed by Makhaola Siyanda Ndebele, will be showing at the Roodepoort Theatre in recognition of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba’s campaign to stamp out fraud and corruption in the city.
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  • Nick Mulgrew presenting a Stellenbosch University English Department Seminar
    Where: Green / Yellow Molteno Room 579, Stellenbosch University
    When: Thursday 16 February 2017, 12 PM
    PEN SA member Nick Mulgrew will be presenting a seminar titled “How to Fail in Literature” at Stellenbosch University’s English Department.
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  • Christa Kuljian speaking at the South African Archaeological Society
    Where: Roedean School, Parktown, Johannesburg
    When: Thursday 16 February 2017, 8 PM
    Cost: Members – free, Non-members – R30
    PEN SA member Christa Kuljian will be discussing her book Darwin’s Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins at this South African Archaeological Society event.
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  • Allan Kolski Horwitz’s play Book Marks showing at Hillbrow Theatre
    Where: Hillbrow Theatre, Hillbrow, Johannesburg
    When: Thursday 16 and Friday 17 February 2017 at 11 AM and Saturday 18 February 2017 at 6 PM
    PEN SA member Allan Kolski Horwitz’s play Book Marks is described as a “tragi-comedy about friendship, racism and decolonization (as well as reading …) on the wrong side of the rainbow”.
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  • Launch of Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
    Where: The Book Lounge, Cape Town
    When: Thursday 16 February, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com or 021 462 2425
    Deborah Levy will be in conversation with Damon Galgut at the launch of her new novel, Hot Milk.
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  • International Mother Tongue Day Conference
    Where: Iziko Slave Lodge Museum, Cape Town
    When: Saturday 18 February 2017, 11 AM to 2:30 PM
    Iziko Museums of South Africa in collaboration with Pan South African Language board (PanSALB), Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, and the Cape Town Festival, is holding an International Mother Tongue Day Conference.
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  • Launch of The Bitter Taste of Victory by Lara Feigel
    Where: The Book Lounge, Cape Town
    When: Monday 20 February 2017, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com or 021 462 2425
    PEN SA Board member Karina Szczurek will be interviewing British author Lara Feigel at the launch of Feigel’s book The Bitter Taste of Victory.
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  • Writing Workshop with Niq Mhlongo
    Where: Bridge Books, Johannesburg
    When: Monday 20 February to Friday 24 February 2017, 6 PM to 8 PM
    PEN SA member Niq Mhlongo will be hosting a writing workshop at Bridge Books.
    Cost: R1500
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  • Launch of Tess by Tracey Farren
    Where: The Book Lounge, Cape Town
    When: Tuesday 21 February 2017, 5:30 PM to 8 PM
    RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com or 021 462 2425
    PEN SA member Tracey Farren will be in conversation with her publisher, and fellow member, Colleen Higgs at the launch of her novel Tess, which was previously published as Whiplash and is now an award-winning film.
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  • Zakes Mda’s play The Mother of All Eating showing at Soweto Theatre
    Where: Soweto Theatre, Soweto, Johannesburg
    When: Tuesday 21 February to Friday 24 February 2017, 3 PM
    Cost: Free
    PEN SA member Zakes Mda’s play The Mother of All Eating, directed by Makhaola Siyanda Ndebele, will be showing at the Soweto Theatre in recognition of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba’s campaign to stamp out fraud and corruption in the city.
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  • Launch of The Park by Gail Schimmel
    Where: Love Books, Melville, Johannesburg
    When: Tuesday 21 February 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    RSVP: kate@lovebooks.co.za or 011 726 7408
    Gail Schimmel is launching her new book, The Park, in conversation with Kate Sidley.
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  • #LastThursday with Yewande Omotoso
    Where: Alliance Francaise of Johannesburg
    When: Wednesday 22 February 2017, 6:30 PM to 8 PM
    PEN SA member Yewande Omotoso will be speaking about her latest novel The Woman Next Door.
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  • 5th Annual Puku Story Festival
    Where: National English Literary Museum (NELM), Grahamstown
    When: Thursday 23 February to Saturday 25 February 2017
    PEN SA members Unathi Magubeni and Elinor Sisulu will be speaking at the Festival, which is being held to coincide with the celebration of International Mother Language Day on 21 February.
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  • Allan Kolski Horwitz’s play Book Marks showing at Soweto Theatre
    Where: Soweto Theatre, Soweto, Johannesburg
    When: Thursday 23 and Friday 24 February 2017 at 7 PM
    PEN SA member Allan Kolski Horwitz’s play Book Marks is described as a “tragi-comedy about friendship, racism and decolonization (as well as reading …) on the wrong side of the rainbow”.
    More details
  • Celebrating the work of Sabata-mpho Mokae
    Where: African Flavour Books, Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng
    When: Saturday 25 February 2017, 2 PM to 5 PM
    African Flavour Books will be celebrating Sabata-mpho Mokae’s works, including Dikeledi and Ga ke Modisa.
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  • Publishing in SA Workshop with Colleen Higgs
    Where: Centre for the Book, Cape Town
    When: Saturday 25 February 2017, 10 AM to 1 PM
    Cost: R700
    Bookings: info@modjajibooks.co.za
    PEN SA member and Modjaji Books publisher Colleen Higgs will be presenting a workshop on publishing in South Africa.
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  • Launch of War & Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans
    Where: The Book Lounge, Cape Town
    When: Monday 27 February 2017, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com or 021 462 2425
    Belgian author will be discussing his book War & Turpentine with Nancy Richards.
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