September 2016 events

16 Aug 2016

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.

  • Elisa Galgut at Off-the-Wall Poetry
    Where: A Touch of Madness, Observatory, Cape Town
    When: Thursday 1 September 2016, 7:30 PM
    PEN SA member Elisa Galgut will be reading her poetry at Off-the-Wall.
  • Yewande Omotoso and Mandla Langa speaking at the University of Pretoria
    Where: Auditorium, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
    When: Friday 2 September 2016, 9:30 AM to 12 PM
    RSVP: Here
    More information: Rebecca.Fasselt@up.ac.za or 012 420 2617
    PEN SA Board Member Mandla Langa and PEN SA member Yewande Omotoso will be speaking at a celebration for National Book Week.
  • Darrel Bristow-Bovey at Alexander Bar
    Where: Alexander Bar, Cape Town
    When: Sunday 4 September 2016, 4 PM
    Cost: R90 or R80 if you book online
    Book tickets: Alexander Bar
    PEN SA member Darrel Bristow-Bovey will be giving a talk titled “The Sudden Shark: Stories, Obsession and How a Great White Saved my Life”.
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  • Goethe Institut’s Literary Crossroads: Martin Egblewogbe and Nick Mulgrew
    Where: Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg
    When: Tuesday 6 September 2016, 7 PM
    PEN SA member Nick Mulgrew will be discussing short stories with Martin Egblewogbe at the Goethe-Institut.
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  • Open Book Festival
    Where: District Six, Cape Town
    When: Wednesday 7 September to Sunday 11 September 2016
    The following PEN SA members will be speaking at Open Book: Achille Mbembe, Andrew Brown, Ameera Patel, Brent Meersman, Bridget Pitt, Darrel Bristow-Bovey, David Cornwell, Derrick Higginbotham, Diane Awerbuck, Don Pinnock, Helen Moffett, Jacqui L’Ange, Joanne Hichens, Karina Magdalena Szczurek, Justice Malala, Judith February, Lauren Beukes, Mark Gevisser, Marianne Thamm, Masande Ntshanga, Mark Winkler, Mike Nicol, Michèle Rowe, Nick Mulgrew, Niq Mhlongo, Pippa Green, Rahla Xenopoulos, Steve Connolly, Steven Robins and Yewande Omotoso.
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  • PEN SA – Young Writers to Watch at Open Book
    Where: The Homecoming Centre, District Six, Cape Town
    When: Wednesday 7 September, 8 PM to 9 PM
    Cost: Free
    Karina Szczurek talks to Koleka Putuma (winner), Puleng Lange-Stewart (runner-up) and Nick Mulgrew (judge) about the PEN SA Student Writing Prize.
  • Petina Gappah at the Berlin Literature Festival
    Where: Heimathafen Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
    When: Friday 9 September 2016, 7 PM
    PEN SA member Petina Gappah will be speaking at the Berlin Literature Festival at an event titled “Revolting Women” with Deborah Feldman and Taslima Nasrin. Other African authors to look out for at the Festival are Ivan Vladislavić, Namwali Serpell and Binyavanga Wainaina.
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  • Launch of Seven by B.D. Harris
    Where: WCC, 14 Melbourne Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
    When: Saturday 10 September, 11:30 AM
    Imagnary House will be launching their first publication – Seven by B.D. Harris.
  • Between Fact and Fiction: Freedom of Creative Expression in South Africa
    Where: Alliance Française du Cap, 155 Loop Street, Cape Town
    When: Wednesday 14 September, 6 PM – 9 PM
    PEN SA members Albie Sachs, Yewande Omotoso and Lauren Beukes will be discussing Freedom of Creative Expression in South Africa in conjunction with the launch of Arterial Network’s free e-book How Free is Free?, which they contributed to.
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  • Launch of Prunings by Helen Moffett
    Where: Kalk Bay Books, Cape Town
    When: Thursday 15 September, 6 for 6:30 PM
    RSVP: events@kalkbaybooks.co.za or call 021 788 2266
    PEN SA member Helen Moffett will be launching her poetry collection Prunings in conversation with fellow member Karina Szczurek.
  • Jim Pascual Agustin at Off the Wall Poetry
    Where: A Touch of Madness, Observatory, Cape Town
    When: Thursday 15 September, 7:30 PM
    PEN SA member Jim Pascual Agustin will be performing at Off the Wall Poetry hosted by Keith Gottschalk.
  • Heritage Month Poetry Reading
    Where: Cape Town Central Library, Cape Town
    When: Saturday 17 September, 2 PM to 4 PM
    PEN SA members Jim Pascual Agustin and Kerry Hammerton will be reading poems on heritage from Rhino Poetry to mark its 40 years, as well as poems on their own personal heritage. Poets Candy Rohde and Sindi Busuku-Mathese will also be performing.
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  • Masande Ntshanga at the Brooklyn Book Festival
    Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall, New York, USA
    When: Sunday 18 September 2016
    PEN SA member Masande Ntshanga will be discussing The Reactive at the Brooklyn Book Festival in New York.
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  • Masande Ntshanga at the Columbus College of Art & Design
    Where: Canzani Center Auditorium, Beeler Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, Ohio, USA
    When: Thursday 22 September 2016, 6:30 PM
    PEN SA member Masande Ntshanga will be discussing his novel The Reactive at the Columbus College of Art & Design in Ohio.
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  • Launch of Good Cop, Bad Cop by Andrew Brown in Cape Town
    Where: Grill Room, Kelvin Grove, Cape Town
    When: Friday 23 September 2016, 12 PM to 3 PM
    Cost: R160 plus 10% SC / Non-members R170 plus 7% SC
    Bookings: functions@kelvingrove.co.za or 021 658 4500
    PEN SA member Andrew Brown will be launching his new book Good Cop, Bad Cop, at Kelvin Grove.
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  • Masande Ntshanga at the Pygmalion Festival
    Where: Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
    When: Friday 23 to Saturday 24 September 2016
    PEN SA member Masande Ntshanga will be discussing his novel The Reactive at the Pygmalion Festival in Illinois.
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  • Johannesburg launch of Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and me by Marianne Thamm
    Where: Love Books, Melville, Johannesburg
    When: Monday 26 September 2016, 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM
    RSVP: kate@lovebooks.co.za or 011 726 7408
    PEN SA member Marianne Thamm will be launching her memoir Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and me.
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  • Johannesburg Launch of The Printmaker by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen
    Where: David Krut Bookstore, Parkwood, Johannesburg
    When: Wednesday 28 September 2016, 6 PM
    Bronwyn Law-Viljoen will be launching her novel, The Printmaker, in conversation with Professor Raimi Gbadamosi.
  • Cape Town launch of Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and me by Marianne Thamm
    Where: The Book Lounge, Cape Town
    When: Thursday 29 September 2016, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com or 021 462 2425
    PEN SA member Marianne Thamm will be launching her memoir Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and me in conversation with Rebecca Davis.
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  • Kimberley Book Fair
    Where: Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley
    When: Friday 30 September to Saturday 1 October 2016
    The inaugural Kimberley Book Fair is being held at the Sol Plaatje University in conjunction with Banned Books Week.
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