Terry Morris will be chatting fictional trends with Jakob Melander, Okey Ndibe and myself. I'm really looking forward to this one and highly recommend both these books. We'll be chatting at the Fugard Studio from 4-5pm on 13 September. You can book a ticket here
I'll be hosting this panel, and chatting to Mark Winkler, Khaya Dlanga and John Hunt about being a 'different creative' - that is, how each of us has forged unique paths as creatives in the advertising industry. This chat will be in Fugard Annexe 2 from 2pm - 3pm on Saturday 12 September and tickets will be R45 - you can buy here.
I'll be chatting plot twists and big reveals with Karen Joy Fowler, Fred Strydom and James King on 10 September from 8pm - 9pm. If you're a thriller or mystery reader, you might enjoy this one. This will be at Fugard Annexe 2 and tickets are R45 - book here,
This should be quite fun. It's me, Lauren Beukes, Rebecca Davis and owner of the Book Lounge & local indie Lit Lord Mervyn Sloman on stage at the Fugard, shooting the breeze. No doubt it will be extremely ungovernable. Bring: fruit to pelt us with. No, really. We will pick it up afterwards and donate it to a shelter. Tickets are R45 - click here to buy.
Digital doyen Ben Williams discusses the pros and cons of technology with Emma Sadleir & Tamsyn de Beer (Don’t Film Yourself Having Sex), techno guru Toby Shapshak and Alex van Tonder (This One Time).
When? 21 May 2015
Where? Winehouse Restaurant, Ten Bompas Boutique Hotel, 10 Bompas Road, Dunkeld, Johannesburg (GPS)
What Time? 18:15 for 18:30
How Much? R390 per person (This includes a delectable three-course meal, an interview with the author, and a book signing. Drinks are for your own account.) Books will be available for purchase at the function.
The director of the UCT Creative Writing Programme, Imraan Coovadia, speaks to Thando Mgqolozana, Nthikeng Mohleleand Alexandra van Tonder (This One Time) about their decision to start writing, how they found their voices (or deliberately resist writing in only one voice), and what it took to get published. CLICK HERE to book your ticket.
Please join us for the official launch of This One Time at the Book Lounge on Friday 8 May at 6 for 6.30. Lauren Beukes will be in conversation with the author Alex van Tonder. Wine will be served. Add it to your calendar and see you there.