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Festival Programme 2014

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    TUESDAY 18th MARCH
       
  A     The Lilliput Children's Theatre - Red Riding HoodSOLD OUT
     
Knysna Primary School Hall:
09h00 - 10h00
R10 pp (Booking Reference A)

Red Riding Hood learns some important lessons along the way and as in all good fairytales, she lives happily ever after. Highlights of the show include a Rock and Roll Granny and the Wolf's striptease which will have the kids rolling about with laughter.
       
    2014 Young Writer’s Award Ceremony
     


Knysna Primary School Hall:
13h00 - 14h00
With special guest, Sipho Hlongwane “Get Me Started”
Free attendance


The winners of this year's creative writing competition will be announced and prizes presented to all the category winners.

       
    FRIDAY 21st MARCH
       
  B     “Spud” - John van de Ruit
     
Simola Hotel and Spa - conference room
: 09h00 - 10h30
R100 pp (Booking Reference B)

Spud fans come chat to John van de Ruit, author of the Spud series.
       
  C    

“The Things that Could Not be Said” – Frank Chikane

     

Simola Hotel and Spa - conference room: 12h00 - 13h30
R100 pp
(Booking Reference C)

Following on from the vigorous debate generated by his best-selling book “Eight Days in September: The Removal of Thabo Mbeki” Frank Chikane responds to the criticism leveled at Thabo Mbeki’s presidency.

       
  D     Creative Writing Workshop - SOLD OUT
     
Simola Hotel and Spa - boardroom
: 12h00 - 14h00
R100 pp (Booking Reference D)

Come and listen to three accomplished fiction writers discussing the important aspects of character, dialogue, setting and how they deal with each of these in their novels. With over twenty books between them, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Jassy Mackenzie, and Stanley Trollip bring three very different perspectives to the art of writing.
       
  E     Fate of the Nation - SOLD OUT
     
Simola Hotel and Spa - conference room
: 14h30 - 16h00
R100 pp (Booking Reference E)

Ivo Vegter “Extreme Environment”, talks to investigative journalist Max du Preez “A Rumour of Spring” and Vusi Pikoli “My Second Initiation”, about the current political climate.
       
  F    

"Fitness for Old Farts” - Tim Plewman

     
Simola Hotel and Spa - conference room
: 17h30 - 19h00
R100 pp (Booking Reference F)

Tim Plewman (Defending the Cave Man) entertains as only he knows how with insights into keeping fit and losing weight for those of us over 50!
       
    SATURDAY 22nd MARCH
       
  G     Mingle with Award Winning Authors
     
Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa
: 09h00 - 10h30
R100 pp (Booking Reference G)

Eugene Ashton, Jonathan Ball MD, chats to Sunday Times 2013 Fiction Award winner Karen Jayes “For the Mercy of Water“ and international award winning crime author Ysra Sigurdardottir “Someone to Watch Over Me” about their books.
       
  H     A Lighter Shade of Grey!
     
Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa
: 11h30 - 13h00
R100 pp (Booking Reference H)

Casey B Dolan “Appetite for Peas” chats to Jassy Mackenzie “Folly” in a lighthearted discussion about what women really want to talk about (and men would love to hear)!
       
  I     Delicious Word Journey - “The Real Meal Revolution” Tim Noakes, “What Dawid Knew - A Journey with the Kruipers” Patricia Glyn, “My Second Initiation” Vusi Pikoli - SOLD OUT
     
Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa - Noah’s Bar - Pezula Private Estate:
16h00 - 21h00
R350 pp (Booking Reference I)

The extremely popular Delicious Word Journey returns and gives you an opportunity to experience three exclusive properties on Pezula Private Estate. Enjoy great food, accompanied by some of South Africa's top wines whilst chatting to well-known authors.
       
    SUNDAY 23rd MARCH
       
  J     Alan Weyer - The Eastern Cape Frontier Wars
     
Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa: 09h00 - 10h30
R100 pp (Booking Reference J)

The mounting pressure from colonial expansion was resisted for over one hundred years by the Xhosa people, putting them at the forefront of African resistance. Listen to remarkable story teller Alan Weyer bring the Xhosa frontier wars to life.
       
  K     Rhino Wars – Is there hope?
     
Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa: 11h30 - 13h00
R100 pp (Booking Reference K)

Andrew Campbell – Conservation Matters and Game Rangers’ Association of Africa, chats to investigative journalist and author Julian Rademeyer “Killing for Profit” about the rhino poaching crisis in Southern Africa.
       
    EFT PAYMENTS FOR ALL BOOKINGS:
     

When doing EFT payments to purchase tickets for a specific event, please will you provide us with the Reference indicated below as well as your name and how many people will attend each event.

Knysna Literary Festival Banking Details:

Account Holder Name: Knysna Literary Festival
Bank: Nedbank
Account: 1089090994
Branch Code: 108-914


Example: A - Smith x 3

A - The Lilliput Children's Theatre - Red Riding Hood - SOLD OUT
B - “Spud” - John van de Ruit
C - “The Things that Could Not be Said” – Frank Chikane
D - Creative Writing Workshop - SOLD OUT
E - Fate  of the Nation - SOLD OUT
F - “Fitness for Old Farts” - Tim Plewman
G - Mingle with Award Winning Authors
H - A Lighter Shade of Grey!
I - Delicious Word Journey - SOLD OUT
J - Alan Weyer - The Eastern Cape Frontier Wars
K - Rhino Wars – Is there hope?

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