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9 South African Writers to Take Part in 2015 Writing South Africa Now Colloquium at University of Cambridge

 
Nine South African writers are set to lead conversations and do readings during this weekend’s Writing South Africa Now (WSAN) Conference, an annual colloquium hosted by the University of Cambridge.

This two-day event aims to promote international dialogue on South African culture and literature, and seeks to connect graduates, researchers and academics working in this field.

Representing the South African voice are Malika Ndlovu, Kelwyn Sole, Henrietta Rose-Innes, Lyndall Gordon, Toni Stuart, Denis Hirson, Katharine Kilalea, Rita Barnard and Isobel Dixon.

WSAN is based in the English Faculty of the University of Cambridge. This year they have teamed up with the Southern African Poetry Project (ZAPP) to curate the programme. Many of the writers set to perform and take part in the various panel discussions are based in the UK, with others flying in for the occasion.

Have a look at what will be on offer on 26 and 27 June:

Invisible EarthquakeAbsent TonguesGreen LionDivided LivesIn the Heat of ShadowsOne Eye'd LeighThe Cambridge Companion to Nelson MandelaThe Tempest Prognosticator

 
Friday 26 June 2015

9:00 Arrival & Registration | 9:30 Welcome | 9:40 Panel 1 | 11:10 Break | 11:30 Reading: Lyndall Gordon and Henrietta Rose-Innes | 12:30 Lunch | 13:30 Panel 2 | 15:00 Break | 15:20 Talk: Rita Barnard | 16:20 Break | 16:30 Panel 3 | 18:00 Break for wine and nibbles | 18:30 Reading and Performance: Denis Hirson, Toni Stuart, Malika Ndlovu | 19:30 Close

Saturday 27 June 2015

9:30 Welcome | 9:40 Panel 4 | 11:10 Break | 11:30 Talk – Kelwyn Sole | 12:30 Lunch | 13:30 Round table– Poetry and Anthologies in SA Now: Denis Hirson, Isobel Dixon, Malika Ndlovu, Toni Stuart | 14:45 Break | 15:15 Poetry reading: Kelwyn Sole, Kate Kilalea, Isobel Dixon | 16:45 Close | 18:30 Dinner at the Punter
 
Event Details

  • Dates : Friday, 26 June and Saturday, 27 June 2015
  • Time: 6 AM start
  • Venue: University of Cambridge
    Room GR05 of the English Faculty, Sidgwick Site
    9 West Road
    Cambridge| Map
  • Participants: Malika Ndlovu, Kelwyn Sole, Henrietta Rose-Innes, Lyndall Gordon, Toni Stuart, Denis Hirson, Katharine Kilalea, Rita Barnard and Isobel Dixon
  • More information: WSAN

 
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