MONDAY 16 MARCH

19:00 Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre

Musical Welcome: Thuli and Chillie Host: Tiny Mungwe

Tribute to André Brink

Festival Opening: Prof. Cheryl Potgieter, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Introduction of Festival Participants:

NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Carol Campbell (South Africa), Imraan Coovadia (South Africa), ZP Dala (South Africa), Ousmane Diarra (Mali), Dilman Dila (Uganda), Jacob Dlamini (South Africa), Ekow Duker (South Africa), Craig Higginson (South Africa), Mandla Langa (South Africa), Thando Mgqolozana (South Africa), Kirsten Miller (South Africa), MJ Mngadi (South Africa), Nthikeng Mohlele (South Africa), Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho (South Africa), Futhi Ntshingila (South Africa), Sue Nyathi (Zimbabwe), Charlotte Otter (South Africa), Margaret Von Klemperer (South Africa), Mzilikazi wa Afrika (South Africa)

 

 

 

TUESDAY 17 MARCH

11:00-12:30 Durban University of Technology Writers in Media: Mzilikazi wa Afrika, Margaret von Klemperer, Futhi Ntshingila – Room 149, City Campus

12:30-14:30 Chatsworth Education Centre Schools Writing Forum: ZP Dala, Dilman Dila, Charlotte Otter – 219 Florence Nightingale Drive, Westcliff, Chatsworth. Tel. 084 442 7767

14:45-15:45 UKZN Edgewood Writers Speak Out: Carol Campbell, Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho

19:00 Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre

Music: Bongi Msomi

Host: Mitchell Harper

Female Narratives:
ZP Dala (South Africa)
Kirsten Miller (South Africa)
Facilitator: Alan Muller


Writing Without Permission:
Jacob Dlamini (South Africa)
Mzilikazi wa Afrika (South Africa)
Facilitator: Jackie Shandu

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH

10:00-12:00 Luthuli Museum Writers Visit: Sue Nyathi, Jacob Dlamini, Nthikeng Mohlele – 3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli Street. Tel: 032 559 6822

11:30-12:30 UKZN English Studies Writers Speak Out: Charlotte Otter, NoViolet Bulawayo – English Department, 1st Floor MTB, Howard College Campus. Tel: 031 401 9266

12:00-13:30 Workers College Writers Visit: Jacob Dlamini, Mzilikazi wa Afrika – 127 Magwaza Maphalala Street. Tel: 031 304 0260

15:30-16:30 Alliance Française Coffee Conversations: MJ Mngadi, Ousmane Diarra – 22 Sutton Crescent, Berea. Tel: 031 312 9582

19:00 Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre

Music: Ubuciko, the Art

Host: Steve Jones

Telling Stories, Bridging Divides:
MJ Mngadi (South Africa)
Ousmane Diarra (Mali)
Facilitator: Bernard De Meyer


Murder, She Wrote:
Charlotte Otter (South Africa)
Margaret Von Klemperer (South Africa)
Facilitator: Olivier Moreillon

 

 

 

THURSDAY 19 MARCH

13:00-14:30 Mangosuthu University of Technology Writers Speak Out: Mandla Langa, Kirsten Miller

13:15-14:00 UKZN isiZulu Studies Writers Speak Out: MJ Mngadi, Ousmane Diarra

19:00 Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre

Music: Soul Language

Host: Lulu Maquthu

Letters from Zimbabwe:
NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)
Sue Nyathi (Zimbabwe)
Facilitator: Menzi Maseko


Blurring the Lines – Memoir and Fiction:
Nthikeng Mohlele (South Africa)
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho (South Africa)
Facilitator: Nathi Olifant

 

 

 

FRIDAY 20 MARCH

19:00 Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre

Music: Syntax and Phonology

Host: Sakhile Gumede

Written in the Margin:
Carol Campbell (South Africa)
Futhi Ntshingila (South Africa)
Facilitator: Matthew Savides


Words Weaving Worlds:
Thando Mqgolozana (South Africa)
Ekow Duker (South Africa)
Facilitator: Russell Grant

 

 

 

SATURDAY 21 MARCH

TIME OF THE WRITER BOOK DAY

Open Plan Studio

39 Station Drive, Durban, 4001. Tel: 031 303 1000

09:00-10:00 Creative Writing Workshop:

Imraan Coovadia, Thando Mgqolozana, Craig Higginson

10:00-14:00 Kids Story Telling with Gcinamasiko

10:00 - 11:30 Publishing Forum (Session 1)

10:00-10:20 Publishing Start-up How To - Duduzile Mabaso

10:20-10:40 Trends in SA Publishing - Pan Mac Millan – Andrea Nattras

10:40-11:00 Trends in SA Publishing - UKZN Press – Debra Primo

11:00-11:20 Magazine Publishing How To - Louis De Villiers (Skullboy)

11:00-12:00 Time of the Writer Book Launches (Session 1)

The Dream House - Craig Higginson, Picador Africa

What About Meera - ZP Dala, Umuzi

Rusty Bell - Nthikeng Mohlele, UKZN Press

A Piece of Cake - Cecile Levin, Muffin Press

12:30 - 13:30 Publishing Forum (Session 2)

12:30-12:50 Reaching New Audiences through Translation - Michel Lafon, MJ Mngadi and Charlottle Otter

12:50-13:10 Literary Initiatives - Sinenhlanhla Buthelezi

13:10-13:30 Self-publishing How To - Cecile Levin

13:30-14:30 Time of the Writer Book Launches (Session 2)

Letters to my Native Soil – Lewis Nkosi Writes Home (2001-2009) - Lindy Stiebel, Therese Steffen (Eds.), LIT Verlag

How to Teach Your Baby in the Womb - Hamza Moleleki

Everyday Matters - Margaret Daymond, Jacana

Poetry Potion: Dear SA – Vol. 3, No. 8 - Poetry Potion, Black Letter Media

19:00 Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre

Music: Hezron Chetty

Host: Sandile Makhathini

Shapeshifting – Form and the Modern Writer:
Dilman Dila (Uganda)
Craig Higginson (South Africa)
Facilitator: Sihle Mthembu


The Writer is the Witness:
Imraan Coovadia (South Africa)
Mandla Langa (South Africa)
Facilitator: Paddy Harper