Spring literary festival season is upon us and we are excited to announce that many Modjaji authors are going to be featured in the upcoming months. To help you plan your busy lives to fit in as much literary goodness as possible, we’ve provided a breakdown of which of our fabulous authors you can see at which festivals.
Just around the corner, poetry lovers and wordsmiths can gather for Poetry in McGregor which will be taking place from the 23rd of August to the 25th. You will be able to enjoy a range of activities from workshops, readings, and open mics, to time spent relaxing with other literary lovers in the idyllic setting the village offers. Modjaji author Hester van der Walt is based in McGregor, and her book, Are you two Sisters? will have it’s Macgregor launch. Hester will be joined by Annette Snyckers, Dawn Garisch, Karin Schimke, Philippa, Namutebi Kagali-Kagwa, Robin Winckel, Sandra Hill, Thandi Sliepen (from Ladybrand in the Free State), and Margaret Clough as part of The Moonlighters.
Next up, the newest event on the scene is the Cape Flats Book Festival, organised by Read to Rise. The Festival will feature events for children and adults including signings and workshops. Modjaji author, Barbara Boswell, author of Grace will be featured in this exciting new endeavor and we hope you will lend her, and Read to Rise, your support.
September sees the Open Book Festival come around. From the 4th to the 8th Cape Town will be overtaken by artists, poets, writers, and comic creators from across the country and Modjaji will be represented by Jo-Ann Bekker, Barbara Boswell, Fiona Snyckers, Khadija Heeger, Dawn Garisch, Yewande Omotoso, Helen Moffett, Malika Ndlovu, Phillippa Kabali Kagwa, Tracey Farren, and Zethu Matabeni.
From the 6th to the 8th of the month, our friends in Gauteng will be able to visit the SA Book Fair where our own Colleen Higgs will be participating in publisher and writer development activities.
Finally, In November Olivia Coetzee, author of forthcoming crime fiction in Afrikaans Innie Shadows will be at the Prince Albert Leesfees. The event will run from the 1st to the 3rd with more details to come.
We look forward to the Spring to come and hope to see you all out and about at the various events!