SCHREINER KAROO WRITERS FESTIVAL


SCHREINER KAROO WRITERS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2018

Most talks are R30 each. 

Please email your ticket requirements to karoowritersfestival@gmail.com

Take note of the special offer on days passes - details on the homepage. 




19 July (Thursday) - venues: various


9h00-15h00 

NELM Youth programme (primary schools)


14h00 

Literary Walking Tour of Old Cradock with Brian Wilmot (meet at Victoria Manor)


9h00-17h00 

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 karoowritersfestival@gmail.com


15h00 

Neville Alexander Memorial event (youth variety concert) Sonsskyndienssentrum (with soup) entry: donation


18h00  

The JA Calata choir sings with other young voices in the Moederkerk


20h00 

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)


8h00 

Learners at various Cradock schools dress up as their favourite characters from books.


9h00-15h00 

NELM YOUTH PROGRAMME throughout the day

9h00 Book launch: My Father Died for This by Lukhanyo and Abigail Calata (venue to be confirmed)


10h00 

TEA


10h30

Beth Wyrill from NELM on ‘Approaching Guy Butler through the archive: contemporary applications for the legacy’


11h15 

Professor Malvern van Wyk Smith: 'The Monkey in the Pomegranate Hedge: the many sides of Guy Butler'


12h00 

BOOK LAUNCH Dr Jade Munslow Ong (UK) on her new book Olive Schreiner and African Modernism: Allegory, Empire and Postcolonial Writing)


13h00 

LUNCH


14h00

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).


14h45 

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?'


15h30 

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)


16h00 

Open Microphone at Victoria Manor 'Words of Comfort' AVBOB Poetry Project coaches and young poets read their work.


SUPPER


19h30 – 21h00 

Reading of Mein Camp, a new play by Tony Jackman at Victoria Manor


21h30 

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


9h45 

In 'Linen Cupboards, Oscar Wilde and Me',  Jo-Anne Richards muses on the writer's life; why we write and how we read.


10h00 

Market stalls open in and around The Shed etc


10h30

Cradock poet Clinton V. Du Plessis on his most recent volume of poetry.

11h15 

Martin Welz on 25 years of editing noseweek magazine


12h00 

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.

14h00 

Graaf Reinett chef Gordon Wright on his new book  Karoo Food 


16h00 

Open Microphone (Victoria Manor)


17h30 

Chris Marais and Julienne Du Toit present their new book Moving to the Platteland – Life in Small Town South Africa. With slideshow.


20h00 

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)


11h00 

Book Launch The Wool Classer, the Shearer and the Golden Fleece by Errol Moorcroft


12h00 

Trip (drive) to Schreiner Sarcophagus (R150, snackpack included)


Additional activities: horse riding, game drive, putt-putt course