October 2017 events

26 Sep 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.

  • Kobus Moolman at Kamili Coffee
    Where: Kamili Coffee, 48 Harrington Street, Cape Town
    When: Tuesday 3 October 2017, 6 PM
    PEN SA member Kobus Moolman will be reading from his work.
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  • Launch of Inside Apartheid’s Prison by Raymond Suttner
    Where: Ike’s Books and Collectables, Morningside, Durban
    When: Wednesday 4 October 2017, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    RSVP: cedric@adamsbooks.co.za or 082 873 2702
    PEN SA member Raymond Suttner will be launching his book Inside Apartheid’s Prison in conversation with Monique Michal Marks from the Urban Futures Centre.
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  • Launch of Sunset Claws by Brent Meersman
    Where: The Book Lounge, Cape Town
    When: Friday 6 October 2017, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com
    PEN SA member Brent Meersman will be launching his new novel, Sunset Claws, in conversation with Dr Wamuwi Mbao.
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  • Launch of Queer Africa 2 Edited by Makhosazana Xaba and Karen Martin
    Where: Bridge Books, 274 Fox Street, Maboneng
    When: Sunday 8 October 2017, 2 PM to 4 PM
    Queer Africa 2 co-editor Makhosazana Xaba will be facilitating readings, discussions, and a Q&A with Matshepo Thafeng, Zukolwenkosi Zikalala, Jennifer Shinta Ayebazibwe and Emma Paulet.
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  • Literary Crossroads: Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, Tania Haberland, Xabiso Vili
    Where: Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, Parkwood, Johannesburg
    When: Tuesday 10 October 2017, 7 PM
    PEN SA member Phillippa Yaa de Villiers will be taking part in a Literary Crossroads event with Tania Haberland and Xabiso Vili.
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  • Once Upon A Time In The Universe with Lucy Hawking
    Where: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Johannesburg
    When: Thursday 12 October 2017, 5:30 PM to 7 PM
    RSVP: Cynthia.Mohohlo@sci-bono.co.za
    Lucy Hawking will be discussing George’s Secret Key to the Universe, which she wrote with her father Stephen Hawking. PEN South Africa worked with PRAESA to translate the book into isiXhosa and isiZulu.
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  • Launch of Inside Apartheid’s Prison by Raymond Suttner
    Where: Colin Webb Hall, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus, KwaZulu-Natal
    When: Saturday 14 October 2017, 4:30 PM
    PEN SA member Raymond Suttner will be launching his book Inside Apartheid’s Prison.
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  • Launch of Tullula by Refiloe Moahloli
    Where: Graham’s Fine Art Gallery, Bryanston, Johannesburg
    When: Saturday 14 October 2017, 11 AM for 11:30 AM
    Dress: Majestically African
    RSVP: info@yellowhat.co.za
    PEN SA member Refiloe Moahloli will be launching her new book, Tullula.
  • Launch of Always Another Country by Sisonke Msimang
    Where: The Book Lounge, Cape Town
    When: Tuesday 17 October 2017, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com or 021 462 2425
    PEN SA member Sisonke Msimang will be launching her memoir Always Another Country.
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  • George’s Secret Key to the Universe: Science and Storytelling with Lucy Hawking
    Where: Lecture Theatre 1, Kramer Law Building, University of Cape Town
    When: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    RSVP: rsvp@jacana.co.za
    Lucy Hawking will be discussing George’s Secret Key to the Universe, which she wrote with her father Stephen Hawking. PEN South Africa worked with PRAESA to translate the book into isiXhosa and isiZulu.
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  • Launch of Flame of Truth by Bontle Senne
    Where: Love Books, Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, Melville, Johannesburg
    When: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    PEN SA member Bontle Senne will be launching the third book in her Shadowchasers series, Flame of Truth.
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  • Launch of Always Another Country by Sisonke Msimang
    Where: Troyeville Hotel, Johannesburg
    When: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 6:30 PM for 7 PM
    RSVP: laurance@troyville.co.za
    PEN SA member Sisonke Msimang will be launching her memoir Always Another Country.
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  • Third Keorapetse Kgositsile Annual Lecture
    Where: Bamboo Lecture Theatre, Kgorong Building, UNISA, Muckleneuk, Pretoria
    When: Thursday 19 October 2017, 6:30 PM for 7 PM
    Professor Andries Oliphant will be delivering the third Keorapetse Kgositsile Annual Lecture, titled “The Present is Still a Dangerous Place to Live In: Temporality and the Poetics of the Third Space in the Poetry of Keorapetse Kgositsile”.
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  • Launch of Accident by Dawn Garisch
    Where: Love Books, Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, Melville, Johannesburg
    When: Thursday 19 October 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    PEN SA member Dawn Garisch will be launching her novel, Accident.
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  • Launch of Always Another Country by Sisonke Msimang
    Where: Exclusive books, Rosebank, Johannesburg
    When: Thursday 19 October 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    RSVP: events@exclusivebooks.co.za
    PEN SA member Sisonke Msimang will be launching her memoir Always Another Country.
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  • Jam Every Other Day Showing at Masque Theatre
    Where: Masque Theatre, Muizenberg, Cape Town
    When: Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 October 2017
    Jam Every Other Day, which is based on PEN SA member Emmaleen Kriel’s memoir, will be showing at the Masque Theatre.
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  • Launch of A Private Audience by Beverly Rycroft
    Where: The Church Hall, Roodebloem Studios, Woodstock
    When: Thursday 19 October 2017, 6 PM
    PEN SA member Beverly Rycroft will be launching her new poetry collection, A Private Audience, in conversation with Joan Hambidge.
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  • Coffee morning with Sisonke Msimang
    Where: Love Books, Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, Melville, Johannesburg
    When: Friday 20 October 2017, 10 AM for 10:30 AM
    Join PEN SA member Sisonke Msimang for a coffee morning and a discussion of her memoir, Always Another Country.
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  • A Red Wheelbarrow in the Rain – A Creative Writing Workshop
    Where: Emonyeni Retreat Centre, A65 Buffelshoek Farm, Mooinooi, North-West
    When: Friday 20 to Sunday 22 October 2017
    Cost: R1390.00 – R1650.00
    PEN SA member Maren Bodenstein will be teaching a creative writing workshop, which will play with the short form of flash fiction and haiku.
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  • Launch of Sunset Claws by Brent Meersman
    Where: Bibliophilia, Woodstock, Cape Town
    When: Friday 20 October 2017, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    RSVP: 021 447 1773, info@bibliophilia.co.za
    PEN SA member Brent Meersman will be launching his new novel Sunset Claws.
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  • The Poem House – A Poetry Workshop
    Where: 11 Station Rod, Observatory, Cape Town
    When: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017
    Cost: R2200 including lunch, tea and coffee, and notes
    For more information: karinschimke@gmail.com
    PEN SA member Karin Schimke will be hosting a two day poetry writing workshop.
  • ROSACon2017
    Where: Melrose Place, Melrose, Johannesburg
    When: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017
    Cost: ROSA members – R1725 for two days, R1090 for one day. Non-members – R1895 for two days, R1200 for one day.
    The Romance Writers Organisation of SA (ROSA) will be holding its fourth national annual conference. They are offering two scholarships to attend the conference and the deadline for applications is 30 September 2017.
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  • NIROX Words Festival
    Where: NIROX Sculpture Park, Krugersdorp, South Africa
    When: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017
    The inaugural NIROX Words Festival will be “dedicated to the power and promise of WORDS in every incarnation, written, spoken and sung – informing, questioning, entertaining and enlightening – imagining and inspiring a better world.” PEN SA members Achmat Dangor, Lauren Beukes, Steven Boykey Sidley, Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, Christa Kuljian, Kevin Bloom, Athol Williams and Refiloe Moahloli will be speaking at the Festival.
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  • Launch of A – Z of Amazing South African Women by Ambre Nicolson
    Where: Love Books, Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, Melville, Johannesburg
    When: Thursday 26 October 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    Ambre Nicolson will be in conversation with PEN SA member Bontle Senne at the launch of her book A – Z of Amazing South African Women.
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  • Coffee morning with Pamela Heller-Stern
    Where: Thornhill Estate community centre, Queen Street, Modderfontein
    When: Friday 27 October 2017, 9:30 AM
    PEN SA member Pamela Heller-Stern will be discussing her book, Who’s Knocking on my Door?, at the Modderfontein Library’s coffee morning.
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