January 2017 events

04 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.

  • Siphiwo Mahala’s play The House of Truth
    Where: The Market Theatre, Newtown, Johannesburg
    When: Tuesday 10 January to Sunday 29 January 2017
    PEN SA member Siphiwo Mahala’s play The House of Truth, which is about South African writer Can Themba, will be showing at The Market Theatre this month. The play is directed by Vanessa Cooke and performed by Sello Maake ka Ncube.
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  • Mike van Graan’s play When Swallows Cry
    Where: The Market Theatre, Newtown, Johannesburg
    When: Friday 13 January to Sunday 5 February 2017
    PEN SA member and former Board Member Mike van Graan’s trilogy of playlets, When Swallows Cry, will be showing at The Market Theatre. Directed by Lesedi Job and mentored by Megan Willson, the playlets were written as part of a project run by Ibsen International, a Norwegian Theatre Company.
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  • Launch of Loud and Yellow Laughter by Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese
    Where: Bridge Books, Johannesburg
    When: Wednesday 25 January 2017, 6 PM to 8 PM
    PEN SA member Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese will be launching her debut poetry collection Loud and Yellow Laughter in conversation with fellow member Fred Khumalo.
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  • Allan Kolski Horwitz’s play Book Marks showing at POPart
    Where: POPart, Maboneng, Johannesburg
    When: Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 January 2017 at 8 PM and Sunday 29 January 2017 at 3:30 PM
    PEN SA member Allan Kolski Horwitz’s play Book Marks will be showing at POPart. The play 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 presented by Geko Publishing
    Where: African Flavour Books, Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng
    When: Saturday 28 January 2017
    African Flavour Books and Geko publishing are running a workshop to inform the aspiring writers about publishing in South Africa.
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