SCHREINER KAROO WRITERS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2018
Most talks are R30 each.
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19 July (Thursday) - venues: various
NELM Youth programme (primary schools)
Literary Walking Tour of Old Cradock with Brian Wilmot (meet at Victoria Manor)
Poetry coaching - high school learners work with poetry coaches in three languages (isiXhosa: Dr Mhlobo Jadezweni and Akhona Mafani; Afrikaans Jurie Taljaardt and Jimmy Simons; and English Harry Owen and Tsitsi Sachikonye) - a new initiative in partnership with the AVBOB Poetry Project.
15h00 - 17h30
Creative writing course with Jo-Anne Richards (R150 advance booking essential: group limited to 15) Venue Schreiner House. To Book, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Neville Alexander Memorial event (youth variety concert) Sonsskyndienssentrum (with soup) entry: donation
The JA Calata choir sings with other young voices in the Moederkerk
Readings from the work of Guy Butler by Prof Paul Walters, Jeremy Fogg et al
20 July (Friday) - venues: Schreiner House (until 16h00), then Victoria Manor and Karoo Brew
Today is the anniversary of the Cradock Four Funeral (20 June 1985)
Learners at various Cradock schools dress up as their favourite characters from books.
NELM YOUTH PROGRAMME throughout the day
9h00 Book launch: My Father Died for This by Lukhanyo and Abigail Calata (venue to be confirmed)
Beth Wyrill from NELM on ‘Approaching Guy Butler through the archive: contemporary applications for the legacy’
Professor Malvern van Wyk Smith: 'The Monkey in the Pomegranate Hedge: the many sides of Guy Butler'
BOOK LAUNCH Dr Jade Munslow Ong (UK) on her new book Olive Schreiner and African Modernism: Allegory, Empire and Postcolonial Writing)
Dr Matthew Whittle (UK) on the imagery of hunting in the work of Ernest Hemingway and contemporary wildlife artist Walton Ford (described by one reviewer as Audubon on Viagra).
Dr Dan Wylie on 'Poetic animals: wild, domestic, feral'. He asks, 'Why do Southern African poets write so often about animals? Why should we pay attention to animals at all? What do our poems say about our relations with the world?'
Slideshow on the story behind the Lingelihle tour plus optional visit to the Old Magqubeni site (the township was razed to the ground during the Apartheid era)
Open Microphone at Victoria Manor 'Words of Comfort' AVBOB Poetry Project coaches and young poets read their work.
19h30 – 21h00
Reading of Mein Camp, a new play by Tony Jackman at Victoria Manor
Karoo Brew: The Late Night Ramble Spoken word acts The Buckfever Underground (Topast Coetzer et al, Cape Town), The Cosmic Puffadders (Christiaan Bakkes and Marcia Fargnoli from Cannon Rocks), Xolani Mahe (Cradock) and othr pop up artists and musicians keeping you company deep into the night with music and words that go best with something strong in your glass … The Late Night Ramble also doubles up as an open mic session – come read that poem you just wrote. The Buckfever Underground features Toast Coetzer (vocals), Stephen Timm (drums) and Michael Currin (guitar).
21 July (Saturday) - venues: The Shed (until 16h00), then Victoria Manor
In 'Linen Cupboards, Oscar Wilde and Me', Jo-Anne Richards muses on the writer's life; why we write and how we read.
Market stalls open in and around The Shed etc
Cradock poet Clinton V. Du Plessis on his most recent volume of poetry.
Martin Welz on 25 years of editing noseweek magazine
Writing Landscape: join the discussion with Alice Inggs (Penguin Random House Publishers) and Toast Coetzer (Weg/Go magazine). Readings will cover Oom Schalk’s Marico, the Karoo of Palmer and Van Heerden to travel writing, poetry and beyond.
Graaf Reinett chef Gordon Wright on his new book Karoo Food
Open Microphone (Victoria Manor)
Chris Marais and Julienne Du Toit present their new book Moving to the Platteland – Life in Small Town South Africa. With slideshow.
The Late Night Ramble continues at Victoria Manor (see programme for Friday night)
22 July (Sun) venue: Buffelshoek Dirosie Game Lodge
For info and to book, contact Pieter 0604334797
10h00 to 12h00
Brunch (R85pp, children R55)
Book Launch The Wool Classer, the Shearer and the Golden Fleece by Errol Moorcroft
Trip (drive) to Schreiner Sarcophagus (R150, snackpack included)
Additional activities: horse riding, game drive, putt-putt course