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Time of the Writer 2009: Complete Programme

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Time of the Writer 2009 - Programme Page 1

Tickets are R25 for the evening sessions, R10 for students, and can be purchased through Computicket or at the door one hour before the event. Workshops and seminars are free.


Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: Evening Programme

Festival Introduction: Peter Rorvik, Centre for Creative Arts
Keynote Address: Kole Omotoso
Introduction of Festival Participants:
Sade Adeniran, Mourid Barghouti, Mia Couto, Fatou Diome,
Max du Preez, Moses Isegawa, Mandla Langa, Siphiwo Mahala, Angela Makholwa, Mtutuzeli Matshoba, Dinaw Mengestu, Mike Nicol, Futhi Ntshingila, Margie Orford, Zachariah Rapola, Marlene van Niekerk, Zapiro


AM Writers visit schools

10h00-11h30 Writers Talk Writing: Sade Adeniran, Max du Preez, Moses Isegawa – ICESA Communications Campus, 35 Field Street.
Tel: 031 307 7071/031 307 4008

10h00-15h00 Writers visit Caversham Centre for Artists and Writers (13h30-15h00) and Jabula Combined School (10h00-11h30): Mia Couto, Fatou Diome, Mtutuzeli Matshoba, Marlene van Niekerk – Caversham Centre, Caversham Road, Lidgetton. Tel: 033 234 4893

11h15-13h00 Writers in Media: Mourid Barghouti, Mandla Langa, Zapiro – Durban University of Technology, Chandelier Hall, Smith Street. Tel: 031 203 6614

14h30-16h00 Prisons Programme: Angela Makholwa, Futhi Ntshingila, Margie Orford – Westville Correctional Services


Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: Evening Programme

18h45 Book Launch – Introducing Kwani? with Billy Kahora – Wellington Tavern Deck
19h30 Music by Nomashizolo
Crimes of History
Mourid Barghouti (Palestine)
Facilitator: Max du Preez
Africa Dreaming: Magic, Imagination and Literature
Mia Couto (Mozambique)
Zachariah Rapola (South Africa)
Facilitator: Elana Bregin


AM Writers visit schools

10h00-12h00 Writers visit Albert Luthuli Museum: Mandla Langa, Siphiwo Mahala, Mtutuzeli Matshoba – Luthuli Museum, 3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli Street, Groutville. Tel: 032 559 6822

10h00-12h00 Drawing Life: Cartooning Workshop: Andy Mason, Qaps Mngadi, Themba Siwela, Zapiro – Ekhaya Multi-Arts Centre, B25 Giya Road, B-Section, KwaMashu. Tel: 031 504 6970

11h00-13h00 Community Writing Forum: Dinaw Mengestu, Valerie Tagwira, Mike Nicol – Nelson Mandela Youth Centre, Chatsworh Circle Road, Chatsworth. Tel: 031 401 4191/083 981 3506

11h30-12h20 English Studies Seminar: Zachariah Rapola – English Dept., Boardroom, MTB, Howard College Campus, UKZN. Tel: 031 260 2506

14h30-16h00 African Women Writers: Where Are We Now?: Sade Adeniran, Margaret Daymond, Fatou Diome, Angela Makholwa, Futhi Ntshingila, Lindy Stiebel, Valerie Tagwira, Marlene van Niekerk – Ike’s Books & Collectables, 48a Florida Road. Tel: 031 303 9214


10h00-16h45 Publishing Forum: Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, King George V Avenue. Tel: 031 260 2506/1816

10:00 Karabo Kgoleng (SAfm): The Power of Radio in Book Promotion

10:45 Menzi Maseko (Urban Zulu) and Vishnu Padayachee (Ikes): Independent Book Sellers

11:30 Deon Meyer: The Art of Crime and Thriller Writing

13:00 Billy Kahora (Kwani?), Phakama Mbonambi, (Words, Etc), Sandile Ngidi (Baobab): The Role of Literary Magazines

13:45 Sade Adeniran: Self Publisher One Day, Literary Sensation The Next 14:30 Kundayi Masanzu (ANFASA): The Importance of Introducing the Public Lending Right in South Africa

15:15 Neil Roake and Emma Durden: Publishing – Lessons We Have Learnt

16:00 Andy Mason: Manufacturing Dissent – Zines, Comix, Book Art, Posters, Manifestos, Limited Editions and Collectables: A Seminar For Self Publishers


Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: Evening Programme

18h45 Book Launch – The Lost Colours of the Chameleon, Mandla Langa, Picador Africa – Wellington Tavern Deck

Spell Bound: The Art of Engaging A Reader
Margie Orford (South Africa)
Angela Makholwa (South Africa)
Facilitator: Karabo Kgoleng
What Are The Imperatives of South African Fiction?
Marlene van Niekerk (South Africa)
Mandla Langa (South Africa)
Facilitator: Sally-Ann Murray

Announcement of Winners for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book and Best First Book Africa Region


AM Writers visit schools


Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: Evening Programme
18h45 Book Launch – Bad Company, Joanne Hichens, Pan Macmillan – Wellington Tavern Deck.

19h30 Music by The Dlamini King Brothers
Bridges: Writing and Culture
Moses Isegawa (Uganda)
Mtutuzeli Matshoba (South Africa)
Facilitator: Kole Omotoso
Crime Scenes: Writing Crime Fiction in South Africa
Deon Meyer (South Africa)
Mike Nicol (South Africa)
Facilitator: Margie Orford


Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: Evening Programme

18h45 Book Launch – Planet Mouse Series (Shuter and Shooter) and Secret Celebrity (Hodder), Deborah Ewing – Wellington Tavern Deck

19h30 Dance by Bright Stars Pantsula Group
Presentation of Time of the Writer Schools Short Story Award

Writing Home
Sade Adeniran (Nigeria)
Valerie Tagwira (Zimbabwe)
Facilitator: Karabo Kgoleng
Strange Lands: The Immigrant in Fiction
Fatou Diome (Senegal)
Dinaw Mengestu (Ethiopia)
Facilitator: Billy Kahora


10h00-11h30 Writing in our Tongues: Mourid Barghouti, Phindi Dlamini, Siphiwo Mahala, Deon Meyer – Mission Control, BAT Centre. Tel: 031 332 0451

12h00-14h00 Funda: Children’s Literature Special: Elana Bregin, Deborah Ewing, Gcina Mhlophe, Margie Orford – Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Howard College Campus, UKZN. Tel: 031 260 2506/1816

12h30-14h30 Creative Writing Workshop: Moses Isegawa, Dinaw Mengestu, Angela Makholwa, Mike Nicol, Zachariah Rapola – Mission Control,
BAT Centre. Tel: 031 332 0451


Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: Evening Program

18h45 Live Cartooning – Wellington Tavern Deck
19h30 Music by Natalie Rungan
Mzansi Rising
Siphiwo Mahala (South Africa)
Futhi Ntshingila (South Africa)
Facilitator: Bongani Mavuso
I Write and Draw What I Like
Zapiro (South Africa) and Max du Preez (South Africa) in conversation
Facilitator: Andy Mason

Visit for biographies and photos of participants or contact the University of KwaZulu-Natal ‘s Centre for Creative Arts for more information on 031 260 2506/1816 or e-mail

Time of the Writer 2009 is supported by the Department of Arts and Culture, Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (HIVOS), French Institute of South Africa, Stichting Doen, City of Durban, SAfm, Adams Campus Books, Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.


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