July 2017 events

13 Jun 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.

  • Rat Race showing at the National Arts Festival
    Where: NELM Theatre, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
    When: Saturday 1 July to Saturday 8 July 2017
    PEN SA member Ameera Patel will feature in Rat Race, which is showing at the National Arts Festival. The play is directed by Kyla Davis and also features Roberto Pombo.
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  • Wordfest 2017
    Where: Eden Grove Building, Rhodes University, Grahamstown
    When: Saturday 1 July to Friday 7 July 2017
    Wordfest is part of the National Arts Festival and is a series of events that celebrates multilingualism, reading, writing and promotes new and established authors.
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  • Brian Walter and the PE Helenvale Poets at National Arts Festival
    Where: Red Lecture Theatre, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
    When: Sunday 2 July 2017
    PEN SA member Brian Walter will be taking part in this three-person reading from multiple sources.
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  • Ankobia showing at National Arts Festival
    Where: Rhodes Box, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
    When: Friday 7 to Sunday 9 July 2017
    Ankobia, which is co-written by PEN SA member Omphile Molusi, will be showing at the National Arts Festival. The play is co-written and directed by Monageng Vice Motshabi.
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  • Vrystaat Literature Festival
    Where: Bloemfontein
    When: Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 July 2017
    PEN SA members Niq Mhlongo, Zukiswa Wanner, Antony Altbeker, Paul McNally, Fred Khumalo will be taking part in the Vrystaat Literature Festival, which is part of the Vrystaat Arts festival.
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  • Launch of Firepool by Hedley Twidle
    Where: The Book Lounge, Cape Town
    When: Tuesday 18 July 2017, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com or 021 462 2425
    PEN SA member Hedley Twidle will be launching Firepool, a collection of essays and creative non-fiction, in conversation with Rebecca Davis.
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  • Schreiner Karoo Writers Festival
    Where: Cradock, Eastern Cape
    When: Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 July 2017
    The 7th annual Schreiner Karoo Writers Festival is being held in Cradock.
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  • Nadia David’s play What Remains showing at Hiddingh Hall
    Where: Hiddingh Hall, University of Cape Town, Gardens, Cape Town
    When: Thursday 6 July to Wednesday 12 July 2017
    PEN SA Board Member Nadia David’s play What Remains will be showing at the Magnet Theatre. The play features Denise Newman, Faniswa Yisa, Shaun Oelf as well as PEN SA member Buhle Ngaba and is directed by Jay Pather.
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  • Short Story Writing Workshop with Niq Mhlongo
    Where: Bridge Books, Johannesburg
    When: Saturday 22 July to Saturday 12 August 2017, 3 PM to 5 PM
    Cost: R1500
    PEN SA member Niq Mhlongo will be leading a short story workshop to be held on Saturday afternoons for four weeks.
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