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MIDLANDS MEANDER 25TH BIRTHDAY LITERARY FESTIVAL


Tickets available for R20 at the gate – Yellowwood, Howick.
R100 for Ronnie Govender’s play

FRI 6TH PROGRAMME


18H00–18H15 Introduction Darryl David & Midlands Meander Association (MMA)

18h15 – 19h00 Interview Ronnie Govender & Darryl David - one of the great names of SA literature.
Ronnie’s highest accolade is undoubtedly when he received the ORDER OF IKAMENGA, for
‘excellent contribution to democracy and justice through the medium of theatre’ by President
Motlante at the Union Buildings in 2009.He has received a Medal from the English
Academy of SA for outstanding contribution to English Literature, as well as a Literary Life
Time Achievement Award from the Department of Arts and Culture, as well as an AA
Vita Award for Life Long Contribution to SA Theatre.

19h00 – 19h45 Launch of Witness short stories – VICTORIA PAINE & SHELAGH MCLOUGHLIN with Darryl David

19h45 – 20h00 Break – for those who want to stay on R100 for play which follows

20h00 – 21h00 Ronnie Govender’s play 1949 performed by Jailoshini Naidoo from Eastern Mosaic

SAT 7TH PROGRAMME


09h00 – 09h30 Musa Zulu & Phiwe Mkhize Tilling the hard soil

09h30 – 10h00 Janet van Eeden – talking about the movie White Lion

10h00 – 10h30 Charmian Coulson – History of Richmond and Byrne Valley

10h30 –11h00 TEA BREAK

11H00 –11h45 Lindy Stiebel – Launch of Midlands Meander Literary Trail

11h45 – 12h15 Keith Britz – Big Dan’s Sofie

12h15 – 13h00 Craig Elstob – Documentary and talk on Manna in the Desert

13h00 –14h00 LUNCH

14h00-14h30 Dr Deena Padayachee – SOUTH AFRICA: An inspirational arena for short stories

14h30 – 15h00 Dan Wylie – Myth of Iron – book on Shaka

15h00 – 15h30 Sandile Ngidi – Rich Man of Pietermaritzburg – translation of Nyembezi Zulu Classic

15h30 – 16h00 Interview Jason Hartman on his role in the movie eLollipop

16h30 – 17h30 R100 - Ronnie Govender’s play 1949 performed by Jailoshini Naidoo from Eastern Mosaic

Tel/Fax: 033 330 8195 PO Box 874 Howick 3290 VAT No. 4550160305 Co. reg: 2005/041296/08
www.midlandsmeander.co.za
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MIDLANDS MEANDER 25TH BIRTHDAY LITERARY FESTIVAL

Sunday 8th August programme


Tickets available for R20 at the gate – Yellowwood, Howick.

SUN 8TH PROGRAMME


09h00 – 09h30 Richard O Brien – The Sustainable Managers Bedside Guide

09h30 – 10h00 Ben Temkin – Buthelezi A Biography

10h00 – 10h30 Van den Berg’s – Shades of Nature

10h30 –11h00 TEA BREAK

11h00 –11h30 Paddy Kearney – Guardian of the Light (Biography of Bishop Dennis Hurley)

11h30 – 12h00 Kobus Moolman – Light and After

12h00 – 12h30 Shubnam Khan – Onion Tears

12h30 – 13h00 Derryn Campbell – Awesome South Africa

13h00 –14h00 LUNCH

14h00- 14h30 Sally-Ann Murray – Small Moving Parts

14h30 – 15h00 Dr Ian Player – The lasting influence of Sir Laurens van der Post

15h00 – 15h30 Ashwin Desai – Inside Indian Indenture

15h30 – 16h00 John Hone – Encounters with the Dragon

16h00 – 16h30 Gcina Mhlope – to thrill crowds with her animated storytelling – NOT TO BE MISSED

And don’t forget – the fantastic Women’s Day Music celebration on Monday 9th August
featuring the KZN Philharmonic orchestra and outstanding vocalists including Jason Hartman’s
debut with the KZNPO.
Book your tickets at Computicket, Parklane Superspa, PMB, WozaWoza Tourism Office,
Howick or at Yellowwood.

(033) 330 2462 / Tickets R85/ adult, R70 pensioners and R30 kids under 16.

Tel/Fax: 033 330 8195 PO Box 874 Howick 3290 VAT No. 4550160305 Co. reg: 2005/041296/08
www.midlandsmeander.co.za
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WITH SINCERE THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS


This Literary Festival was made possible by:

• See-Sational Optometrists - prize sponsors: Midlands Meander Literary Award in Travel &
Tourism sector & prize for Midlands Meander Literary Award in the Open Category

And a huge thanks to our sponsors who have kindly accommodated the authors:

• Nutmeg B&B
• Fernhill Hotel
• Thistledown Country House
• The Lodge at Curry’s Post
• The Coach House
• Brookfield Farmhouse
• Lythwood Lodge
• Waterfall Cottage
• Knight Alarms
• Selby’s South Africa
• Graeme Foss electrical
• Eskom
• Thistledown Farming

Tel/Fax: 033 330 8195 PO Box 874 Howick 3290 VAT No. 4550160305 Co. reg: 2005/041296/08
www.midlandsmeander.co.za

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