Events

  • Fri
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    2017
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    2017

    The SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition is a platform for South African writers to develop their work. See full details here.

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    2017

    "If you are an aspiring author and want the chance to get published, then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

    For the past 13 years, first as the European Union Literary Award and now as The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award, the process has unearthed great new South African literary talent. The books that have been published under this award have reflected the many strands of conversation that are woven together in the common language of fiction."
    Full details can be found here.

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    2017
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    2017

    "This is a segment of creative expression of the #iamABLEcampaign through the art of poetry. The theme of the competition is “My disability does not define me.” The theme can be interpreted many ways – writers could focus on achievements and talents they have in spite of a disability, or positive traits they have or have developed as a result of their disability." Full details can be found here.

  • Wed
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    Apr
    2017
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    01
    Jul
    2017

    "The competition is designed to motivate non-American novice writers under the age of 30, and offer them the recognition and encouragement that might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting." Details can be found here.

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    2017
    22:59

    "We want you to pick up from where Mabanckou left off, but you are not bound by the circumstances of this particular story. Go wherever the spirit leads but be mindful of our one and only rule: the story must be told from the perspective of a child living somewhere in Africa." More details can be found on their website.

  • Wed
    24
    May
    2017
    18h00Love Books, Books Bamboo Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville, JHB,

    Fred Strydom, author of 'The Raft', has written a jazzy, surreal, mind-bender of a novel in 'The Inside-Out Man'. He'll be chatting to Pamela Power. Details of the launch can be found here.

  • Thu
    25
    May
    2017
    18h00Love Books, Books Bamboo Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville, JHB,

    A memoir about a Jewish childhood in the Free State. Jennifer will be chatting to Michele Magwood of the Sunday Times. Details of the launch can be found here.

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    2017
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    28
    May
    2017

    "Poetry in McGregor” invites you to join us for a weekend of music, films and tributes to honour Leonard Cohen. Full details here.

  • Sat
    27
    May
    2017
    10h00Xarra Books, 264 Turbit Ave, Midrand, Johannesburg, 1685

    "Sara’s first day of school is full of surprises, but the biggest one of all is that she discovers she doesn’t understand what the other children are saying and she wonders how she will make friends. Her teacher encourages her to find out the many ways one can say hello." Full details of the reading can be found here.

  • Sun
    28
    May
    2017
    14h00The Orbit – Home of Jazz 81 DeKorte St, Braamfontein

    New new Jazz poetry anthology launch. Entrance is R40.

  • Sun
    28
    May
    2017
    14h00African Flavour Books, Vaal Walk Shopping Centre

    Through grief and memory, pain and joy, sex and self-care, Collective Amnesia is a powerful appraisal, reminder and revelation of all that has been forgotten and ignored, both in South African society, and within ourselves. Details of the launch can be found here.

  • Wed
    31
    May
    2017
    18h00Es'Kia Mphahlele Library Hall

    uHlanga invites you to the Pretoria launch performance of Koleka Putuma's break-out debut collection, COLLECTIVE AMNESIA.

    This event is presented by Hear My Voice in co-operation with The Cultural Section of the Embassy of Sweden, The National Library of South Africa, The City Of Tshwane, Tshwane Speak Out Loud and Poetoria. Details can be found here.

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017

    Harvard Review's is open to receive short fiction, poetry, essays, and book review submissions.Full details can be found on their website here.

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    2017

    "Short Story Day Africa's theme for 2017 is "ID". This year, we're looking for innovative short fiction that explores identity, especially (but not limited to) the themes of gender identity and sexuality." Find the full details here.

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017
    17h30Love Books, Books Bamboo Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville, JHB,

    Launch for the edge-of-your-seat thriller, SPIRE, by Fiona Snyckers. Part 2 of the Burchell Sisters trilogy and rated 5 stars on Amazon, Fiona will be in conversation with Gus Silber on the night. Details of the launch can be found here.

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017
    18h00Room C 016 at Sol Plaatje University

    This highly-anticipated debut collection from one of the country’s most acclaimed young voices marks a massive shift in South African poetry. Koleka Putuma’s exploration of blackness, womxnhood and history in Collective Amnesia is fearless. Details for the event can be found here.

  • Fri
    02
    Jun
    2017
    17h00Bessie Head Library, 260 Church Street.

    Putuma explodes the idea of authority in various spaces – academia, religion, politics, relationships – to ask what has been learnt and what must be unlearnt. Through grief and memory, pain and joy, sex and self-care, "Collective Amnesia" is a powerful appraisal, reminder and revelation of all that has been forgotten and ignored, both in South African society, and within ourselves. Launch details can be found here.

  • Sat
    03
    Jun
    2017
    13h00 BAT Centre, in Maritime Place, near old Victoria Embankment

    uHlanga and Izimbongi Zesimanje / Nowadays Poets invite you to the Durban launch performance of Koleka Putuma's break-out debut collection, COLLECTIVE AMNESIA. Details can be found here.

  • Tue
    06
    Jun
    2017
    18h00Athenaeum Port Elizabeth/Nelson Mandela Bay, 7 Belmont Terrace

    Through grief and memory, pain and joy, sex and self-care, Collective Amnesia is a powerful appraisal, reminder and revelation of all that has been forgotten and ignored, both in South African society, and within ourselves. Details can be found here.

  • Thu
    08
    Jun
    2017
    18h30Stoep, Sonpark

    Putuma explodes the idea of authority in various spaces – academia, religion, politics, relationships – to ask what has been learnt and what must be unlearnt. Through grief and memory, pain and joy, sex and self-care, Collective Amnesia is a powerful appraisal, reminder and revelation of all that has been forgotten and ignored, both in South African society, and within ourselves. Details can be found here.

  • Wed
    14
    Jun
    2017
    17h30National English Literary Museum on Worcester Street

    uHlanga and the National English Literary Museum invite you to the iRhini-Grahamstown launch performance of Koleka Putuma's break-out debut collection, COLLECTIVE AMNESIA. Details can be found here.

  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017

    Set for publication in August, this issue explores various aspects of LGBTQ life. The theme for this year’s anthology is Sex! More details can be found here.

  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017
    18h00Steve Biko Centre, King Williams Town

    This highly-anticipated debut collection from one of the country’s most acclaimed young voices marks a massive shift in South African poetry. Koleka Putuma’s exploration of blackness, womxnhood and history in Collective Amnesia is fearless and unwavering. Details of the launch can be found here.

  • Fri
    30
    Jun
    2017

    "HOLAA wants stories about desire. Stories about when sex happened and sex did not happen. Stories of African women experiencing pleasure with other women." Details here.

  • Mon
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    Jul
    2017

    Anansesem publishes children’s and young adult fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and illustration. It currently accepts submissions for its September 2017 issue, with a “Love”  theme. Interpret personally or broadly what love means to you, the community, and the world in general. More details here.

  • Fri
    01
    Sep
    2017

    The aim in this competition is to promote the movement of science fiction works that, as a concept and as an artefact of the social, offer new possibilities in border crossings. Full details here.