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Wordfest 2013 programme

Wordfest 2013 programme

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All events take place in or near the Eden Grove Building, Lucas Avenue, just below the Botanical Gardens.
Each event lasts an hour, unless otherwise stated, and has a question and answer session. Book at Computicket or buy tickets at the door.
Saturday 29th of June
10:00Registration Foyer12:30Free(30 minutes)13:00Singer-songwriters live at the Readers and Writers Restaurant. FreeOriginal music Foyer14:30R 10Talk and discussion Seminar Room 215:30R 10Talk and discussion Launch Pad16:00Programme overview16:30FreeTalk and panel discussion Red Lecture Theatre
Sunday 30th of June
09:00Free Performances and readings Red Lecture Theatre10:30FreeTalk and discussion Red Lecture Theatre11:30R 10Talk with visuals Seminar Room 212:30Free(30 minutes)13:00Singer-songwriters live at the Readers and Writers Restaurant .FreeOriginal music Foyer14:00New Readers Publishers introduce four new books in isiXhosa dealing with contemporary issues. FreePerformances and readings Red Lecture Theatre17:00FreeTalk and discussion Red Lecture Theatre
Monday 1st of July
09:00Free Street parade High Street09:30FreeLiterary ceremony Outside Eden Grove10:00FreePerformances and readings Red Lecture Theatre10:30R 10Talk and discussion Seminar Room 211:30R 10Talk and discussion Seminar Room 212:30Free(30 minutes)13:00Singer-songwriters live at the Readers and Writers Restaurant. FreeOriginal music Foyer13:00FreeReadings15:30FreePerformances and readings Launch PadFreePerformances and readings Launch Pad17:00FreeTalk and panel discussion Red Lecture Theatre
Tuesday 2nd of July
09:00Free Performances and readings Red Lecture TheatreWordfest 2013Programme
Wordfest 2013 Programme
See
WordStock
our literary newspaper for details of each day's Wordfest programme.Arrival of 80 Eastern Cape and Free State writers. English, SeSotho, IsiXhosa and Afrikaans.Meet the authors and book-signing. Dawn Garisch, Fred Hendricks and Alex Dodd. Van Schaik BookshopAlex Dodd and Liana Meadon introduce an exciting digital initiative,
MampoerShorts
, founded by Anton Harber andothers. Superbly written mini-booksthat tell significant contemporary South African stories and can be downloaded and read on a pc, smartphone, tabletor ereader like any ebook.Wisdom literature. Dawn Garisch, medical doctor, poet, philosopher, launches
Eloquent Body,
an elegant introductionto better holistic health.Eastern Cape and Free State writers. English, SeSotho, IsiXhosa and Afrikaans.Red LectureTheatreDALRO Event. Dr Fred Hendricks launches
The Promise of Land.
Scholarly, deeply-felt analysis of a national crisisstill crying out for resolution.Eastern Cape and Free State writers present their work. English, SeSotho, IsiXhosa and Afrikaans.Reality literature. Siphiwo Mahala and Russell Kaschula, two bilingual writers of different colour, debate identity asthey talk about their work.Paul Myburgh launches
The Bushman winter has come
. Enthralling account of years spent living with a first nationgroup in the bush.Meet the authors and book-signing. Paul Myburgh, Siphiwo Mahala, Russell Kaschula and Thembela Kepe. Van Schaik BooksDALRO Event. Thembela Kepe launches
Rural Resistance in South Africa.
A fresh look at the Mpondo revolts with adiscussion on their relevance today.
Readers, writers, language activists and educationalists march from top of High Street to cathedr 
Crystal Warren of the National English Literary Museum presents
The Year in Books
- an overview of another hugelyproductive year.Hetta Pieterse and Hardus Koekemoer launch the first ever
Kama Sutra
in Afrikaans -
 Afrikamasutra.
Tasteful, artisticrendition of a world classic.Meet the authors and book-signing. Hardus Koekemoer, Hetta Pieterse, Phatekile Holomisa and Kobus Moolman.Van Schaik BooksKobus Moolman reads from his new book of poems
Left Over 
(Dye Hard Press) plus readings by MA creative writingstudents. St Peter's BuildingOpen Mike. Harry Owen and team open a space in the festival for new and established poets and writers. Get upthereand show the soul of SA. Event begins with Dan Wylie reading (mostly) from his most recent book
Sailor: Poems for my Father 
.Nkosi Phatekile Holomisa launches
 According to Tradition.
Controversial assertion and defence of indigenous culturalvalues.Eastern Cape and Free State writers present their work. English, SeSotho, IsiXhosa and Afrikaans.
 
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09:30FreePerformances and readings Red Lecture Theatre10:30R 10Readings and discussion Seminar Room 211:30R 10Talk and discussion Seminar Room 212:30Free(30 minutes)13:00Singer-songwriters live at the Readers and Writers Restaurant. FreeOriginal music Foyer13:00FreeReadings14:00FreeTalk and discussion Red Lecture Theatre15:30R 10Talk and discussion Seminar Room 215:30FreePerformances and readings Launch Pad16:30FreeTalk and discussion Red Lecture Theatre17:00FreeTalk and discussion Red Lecture Theatre
Wednesday 3rd of July
09:00Free Till 12:00Red Lecture Theatre10:30R 10Talk and discussion Launch Pad11:30R 10Talk and discussion Seminar Room 212:30Free(30 minutes)13:00Singer-songwriters live at the Readers and Writers Restaurant. FreeOriginal music Foyer13:00FreeReadings14:30R 10Talk and discussion Seminar Room 215:30FreePerformances and readings Launch Pad15:30R 10Talk and discussion Seminar Room 2
Thursday 4th of July
10:30R 10Launch and discussion Launch Pad11:30R 10Talk and discussion Seminar Room 212:30Free(30 minutes)13:00Singer-songwriters live at the Readers and Writers Restaurant. FreeOriginal music Foyer13:00FreeReadings15:30FreePerformances and readings Launch Pad15:30R 10Talk with visuals Seminar Room 2
Friday 5th of July
10:30R 10Lecture and discussion Launch Pad11:30R 10Talk and discussion Seminar Room 2DALRO event. Free State writers launch and talk about three books written in SeSotho. Simultaneous translationfacilities provided.Khulumani presents narratives by Marikana widows and older Katlehong women which break taboos and silencesabout sexuality.Hermann Giliomee launches
The Last Afrikaner Leaders.
Magnificent multi-person biography, from PW Botha to VanZyl Slabbert and FW De Klerk.Meet the authors and book-signing. Pieter-Dirk Uys, Hermann Giliomee, Frank Chikane, Mandy Carver, BoudinaMcConnaghie, Carole Langille and Mtutuzela Nyoka.Van Schaik BookshopCarole Langille, Canadian poet, reads a selection of her work plus readings from MA writing students. St Peter's BuildingFrank Chikane launches
The things that could not be said.
Absorbing look at the Mbeki presidency from within by thecleric the security branch tried to kill.DALRO Event. Boudina McConnaghie (
Listen and learn - music made easy)
and Mandy Carver (
Understanding African Music)
launch two vibrant books.Open Mike. Harry Owen and team open a space in the festival for new and established poets and writers. Get upthere and show the soul of SA.Dorothy Dyer introduces
Cover2Cover 
, online multilingual reading and writing programme for young South Africans.Mtutuzela Nyoka launches
 A Hill of Fools.
Set in a fictional African country, the novel vividly and symbolically exploresintrigue, oppression and rebellion.Eastern Cape and Free State writers present their work. English, SeSotho, IsiXhosa and Afrikaans.Dr Roy Jobson exposes the widespread and dangerously misleading use of words in the marketing of medicines.Antony Osler launches
 Zen Dust.
Beautifully illustrated and enlightening text by Karoo farmer, lawyer and Buddhist.Meet the authors and book-signing. Antony Osler, Songeziwe Mahlangu, Daniel Conway and Xolela Mangcu. Van Schaik BookshopSongeziwe Mahlangu reads from his first novel
Penumbra
(Kwela Books) plus readings by MA Creative Writingstudents St Peter's BuildingDaniel Conway launches
Masculinities, Militarism and the ECC (End Conscription Campaign)
in conversation withGary Baines.Open Mike. Harry Owen and team open a space in the festival for new and established poets and writers. Get upthere and show the soul of SA. Thisevent includes a session entitled '
Is modern poetry a waste of time?' 
by Reg Rumney, economics journalist and poet.Xolela Mangcu launches his biography of iconic struggle hero and martyr Steve Bantu Biko.Craig Higginson launches
The Landscape Painter.
Magnificent historical novel spanning gold-rush Joburg, Anglo-Boer war and post-war Britain.Pieter-Dirk Uys launches
Panorama.
Incisive and moving novel that updates his remarkable early play of the samename.Meet the author and book-signing. Peter-Dirk Uys, Craig Higginson, Mike De Jongh and Botsosto Jesters. Van Schaik BookshopRobert Berold and Larry Strelitz perform Berold's songs and Strelitz's song versions of the poems, plus readings byMA writing students. St Peter's BuildingDALRO Event. Botsotso Jesters present a vibrant and moving programme of readings and performances. Followedby Open Mike.Mike De Jongh launches
Roots and routes: The Karretjie people of the Great Karoo.
Moving, illustrated book about amarginalised first people.Emeritus Professor Malvern Van Wyk Smith presents
Rape and the Foundations of Nations
in JM Coetzee's
Disgrace.
New voices launch three novels. Shafinaaz Hassim (
SoPhia
), Reneilwe Malatji (
Love, Interrupted 
) and David waMaahlamela

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