January 2016 events

04 Jan 2016

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

  • Launch of The Shipwrecked House by Claire Trevien
    Where: The Book Lounge
    When: Wednesday 13 January 2016, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com
    PEN SA member Finuala Dowling will be giving a reading along with Koleka Putuma at the launch of Anglo-Breton poet Claire Trevien’s The Shipwrecked House.
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  • Continents in Conversation at Yale University
    Where: Yale Macmillan Centre, Yale University, USA
    When: Saturday 23 January 2016, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    PEN SA President Margie Orford will be taking part in Africa Salon’s discussion with African and African diaspora authors, along with Kia Corthron, Aminatta Forna, Jack Mapanje, Maaza Mengiste, Okey Ndibe, Chigozie Obioma, Chika Unigwe and Clemantine Wamariya.
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  • Cairo International Book Fair
    Where: Cairo, Egypt
    When: Wednesday 27 January – Wednesday 10 February 2016
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  • Launch of Now Following You by Fiona Snyckers
    Where: Love Books, Melville, Joburg
    When: Thursday 28 January 2016, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    PEN SA member Fiona Snyckers will be discussing her new novel, Now Following You, with Angela Makholwa at Love Books.
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  • Jim Pascual Agustin poetry reading
    Where: Cape Town Central Library,
    When: Saturday 30 January 2016, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
    PEN SA member Jim Pascual Agustin will be the guest poet at FOCAL’s poetry circle. There will be an open mic session following Jim’s reading for poets to share their own verse or a favourite published poem.
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