PROGRAMME
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FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 2016
10:30am – 11:30am Ida Gartrell - "Spinner of Tales" - storytelling
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - by invitation
11:30am – 01:45pm David Dee - Magic Show
Casterbridge Cinema - by invitation
11:30am – 01:45pm Sakkie's Farmyard
Sakkie's Farmyard - by invitation
11:30am – 01:45pm Facepainting and Lunch Packs
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - by invitation
02:00pm - 03:00pm Elinor Sisulu - PUKU presentation to younger primary school children - puppet show
Casterbridge Cinema - by invitation
02:00pm - 03:00pm Lenore Zietsman - African Dilemma story for high school children
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - by invitation
02:00pm - 03:00pm Elinor Sisulu - PUKU presentation to older primary school children - musical storytelling workshop
Casterbridge Art Gallery - by invitation


06:00pm – 07:00pm OPENING COCKTAIL PARTY (with Dave Walters, Lenore Zietsman, Dr Mathews Phosa, Jenny Crwys-Williams)
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre
07:00pm – 08:30pm Nozizwe Cynthia Jele - introduces the movie "Happiness is a Four-letter Word" - a South African romantic drama directed by Thabang Moleya and based on Nozizwe Cynthia Jele's novel of the same name
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
07:00pm – 09:00pm Casterbridge Music Development Academy - gentle background music
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre


SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016
09:00am – 09:45am Alita Steenkamp - Die vreugde en uitdagings om met woorde te woeker (the joy and challenges of working with words)
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R30
09:00am – 09:45am Jayne Bauling, Kiran Coetzee, Bontle Senne - Launch of two youth novels and a group discussion
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - free
09:00am – 09:45am Sue Kloeck - Children's story time
Casterbridge Art Gallery - free
09:00am – 09:45am Jessica Pitchford - "Switched at Birth" - Jessica discusses her book which is an insight into a story that gripped the public imagination, a story of living with the unliveable and how some decisions can never be unmade.
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
10:00am – 10:45am Eric Miyeni - Interview by Jenny Crwys-Williams on literature, publishing and writing and about Eric Miyeni's books specifically
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
10:00am – 11:45am Joanne Macgregor - Workshop - Swinging both ways: a hybrid author speaks about self-publishing after being traditionally published
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R50
10:00am – 10:45am Sue Kloeck - Children's story time
Casterbridge Art Gallery - free
10:00am – 10:45am Wynie Strydom - A chat about his book "My Bloed is Blou" and he will share a few "toerstories"
Casterbridge GumTreez Pub & Grill - free
10:00am – 10:45am Hans Bornman - A well known historian, who has written books about history, people and pioneers of the Lowveld, will talk about "How I got into writing"
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Boardroom - R30
11:00am – 11:45am Mabonchi Goodwill Motimele, Nozizwe Cynthia Jele, Arthur Sithole - Panel discussion on furthering literacy in our youth - facilitated by Bontle Senne
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - free
11:00am – 11:45am Melanie Reeder-Powell, Elliot Ndlovu - "A Sangoma's Story - The Calling of Elliot Ndlovu" - her book sheds light on Zulu culture and clarifies the misconceptions about traditional healing
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R50
11:00am – 11:45am Open Mic (Poetry and readings)
Casterbridge Bandstand - free
11:00am – 11:45am Jacquie Gauthier - In conversation with Karabo Kgoleng - Igniting your passion and having the life you want
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
11:00am – 01:30pm Graeme Butchart - Workshop - Think out of the box. Author of The Genius Programme delivers a workshop about acquiring the tools to unlock your creative thinking.
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Boardroom - R100
12:00pm – 12:45pm Tony Park - Interview by Jenny Crwys-Williams - Jenny will discuss Tony's book "An Empty Coast" and his new book "Red Earth" and much more in between.
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
12:00pm – 12:45pm Athol Williams - Poetry - Bumper Cars: a social, political and philosophical reflection on human conflict. Athol's poetry discusses how love is central to resolving this conflict.
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R30
12:00pm – 12:45pm Deanne Kim - Lifting the Veil - Author of the books Cinderbella Gets Divorced and The Cracked Slipper
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
12:00pm – 12:45pm Siphesihle AfrikaWisdom Shabalala - Literature is life
Casterbridge Cinema - R30
01:00pm – 01:45pm Sindiwe Magona - Untended Fires
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
01:00pm – 01:45pm David Hilton-Barber - "Footprints in the Lowveld" - a book about pioneering people, interesting places and significant events
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R30
01:00pm – 01:45pm Dr Arien van der Merwe will talk about her latest book ‘Managing Diabetes and Related Health Challenges’, in an holistic, integrative medicine approach.
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
01:00pm – 02:45pm Cindy Robertson - Verhaalwerkswinkel (workshop) - 'n Liefdesverhaal... waar begin ek?
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
02:00pm – 02:45pm Pamela Power - "Having it all - just not all at once" - an interview by Joanne Macgregor about Pamela's book "Ms Conception" compares breastfeeding with becoming a successful writer
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
02:00pm – 02:45pm Enrico & Erna Liebenberg - We are the Champions: Champion Trees of South Africa (The oldest and largest and most spectacular of trees in South Africa are afforded the title of Champion Tree and thus protected by law. Join Enrico and Erna Liebenberg on an armchair journey through South Africa and be captivated by the imagery of the sometimes gargantuan and sometimes familiar sights of these trees, some of which are way beyond a millennium old and be wowed by our Natural heritage in trees of which so few people are aware.)
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
02:00pm – 02:45pm David Patient - David will discuss his books "Make a Plan... Possibility and Empowerment in a Time of AIDS" and "Positive Health"
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R30
03:00pm – 03:45pm Samkela Stamper, Eric Miyeni, Sindiwe Magona - Panel discussion lead by Karabo Kgoleng - Initiatives to Decolonise Literacy and Literature
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
03:00pm – 03:45pm Linda Louw - Horses of Kaapschehoop - a six year project paying tribute to the wild herds of horses of the Kaapschehoop escarpment
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R30
03:00pm – 03:45pm *** Cancelled *** Walter Thornhill - "Truth, Memory and Perception" - talk weaves in and out of these three dynamics within the context of writing through the eyes of the child and the adult; questioning the relevance and veracity thereof (author of "The Eye of the Child")
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30 *** Cancelled ***
03:00pm – 03:45pm Paul-Constant Smit - “Do you really see?” - a talk on how each one of us perceives things differently
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
04:00pm – 04:50pm Ida Gartrell - Storytelling and Belief Systems: "Fabulous Creatures from Zulu Mythology" by "Spinner of Tales" Ida Gartrell. A collection of the creatures, crafted with wire by Dumisani Mthethwa, will also be exhibited. The stories are to be published under the title "Stories have Feet".
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
04:00pm – 04:45pm Bontle Senne, Jayne Bauling, Fiona Snykers - Who is reading and what?
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R50
04:00pm – 04:45pm Katja Kowalec - "Those Miraculous Sunflower Seeds: A Riveting Story of Faith, Hope and Love"
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
04:00pm – 04:45pm Darryl David talks "Of Book Odysseys and Godysseys" - Co-author of "101 Country Churches of South Africa", author of "A Platteland Pilgrimage" and "Church Tourism in SA", founder of the Richmond Literary Festival and the Richmond Booktown
Casterbridge Cinema - R30
05:00pm – 05:45pm Kim Wolhuter, Clyde Niven - Reminiscences of Jock, Fitz, Harry Wolhuter and some of the old timers in the Lowveld
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
05:00pm – 05:45pm Athol Williams, Arja Salafranca - Poetry for Sundowners
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R30
05:00pm – 05:45pm Judith Mason - "The Mind's Eye" - Judith discusses how making art is as important and relevant as arithmetic and learning to read and that adult artwork is not only a pleasure but a form of philosophy
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
05:00pm – 05:45pm JJ Tabane - Interview by Karabo Kgoleng about his book "Lets Talk Frankly" - letters to influential people about the state of our nation
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
06:00pm – 06:45pm Jessica Pitchford - "Carte Blanche" - the stories behind the stories when Jessica was Managing Editor at Carte Blanche
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
06:00pm – 06:45pm Open Mic (Poetry and readings)
Casterbridge Bandstand - free
06:00pm – 06:45pm Roger Webster - Fireside Chats - make yourself comfortable and listen to a few of Roger Webster's fireside stories
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R50
06:00pm – 06:45pm Samkela Stamper - This Woman's Work... 60 Years On - a mini exhibition explores women in literature who have contributed to the landscape of South African literature
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
06:00pm – 07:30pm Nozizwe Cynthia Jele - introduces the movie "Happiness is a Four-letter Word" - a South African romantic drama directed by Thabang Moleya and based on Nozizwe Cynthia Jele's novel of the same name
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
07:30pm – 09:00pm Nik Rabinowitz - Comedy show - What the EFF?
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R150


SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2016
10:00am – 10:45am Paul-Constant Smit - “Do you really see?” - a talk on how each one of us perceives things differently
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
10:00am – 10:45am Roger Webster - Fireside Chats - make yourself comfortable and listen to a few of Roger Webster's fireside stories
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R50
10:00am – 10:45am Sue Kloeck - Children's story time
Casterbridge Art Gallery - free
10:00am – 10:45am Fiona Snyckers - Trinity series, lighter side of fiction writing
Casterbridge Cinema - R30
10:00am – 12:30pm Graeme Butchart - Workshop - Think out of the box. Author of The Genius Programme delivers a workshop about acquiring the tools to unlock your creative thinking.
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Boardroom - R100
11:00am – 11:45am Tracy Todd - Writing in Dragon - how using voice technology could aid both able and disabled writers
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
11:00am – 11:45am Samkela Stamper, Arja Salafranca - A discussion about their approaches and writing styles, their favourite poems as well as a few readings
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - free
11:00am – 11:45am Sue Kloeck - Children's story time
Casterbridge Art Gallery - free
11:00am – 11:45am Pamela Power - This might be a very stupid idea... how stupid ideas become great story lines on TV
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
12:00pm – 12:45pm Tony Park - Interview by Nicky Manson (editor of Lowveld Living magazine) about his new book "Red Earth" and discovering why he loves living in the Lowveld, how he develops his characters and his views on conservation
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
12:00pm – 12:45pm Melanie Reeder-Powell, Elliot Ndlovu - "A Sangoma's Story - The Calling of Elliot Ndlovu" - her book sheds light on Zulu culture and clarifies the misconceptions about traditional healing
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
12:00pm – 12:45pm Enrico & Erna Liebenberg - We are the Champions: Champion Trees of South Africa (The oldest and largest and most spectacular of trees in South Africa are afforded the title of Champion Tree and thus protected by law. Join Enrico and Erna Liebenberg on an armchair journey through South Africa and be captivated by the imagery of the sometimes gargantuan and sometimes familiar sights of these trees, some of which are way beyond a millennium old and be wowed by our Natural heritage in trees of which so few people are aware.)
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
12:00pm – 02:00pm Mabonchi Goodwill Motimele - Workshop for writers - "The element of surprise in literature"
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - free
02:00pm – 03:30pm Nozizwe Cynthia Jele - introduces the movie "Happiness is a Four-letter Word" - a South African romantic drama directed by Thabang Moleya and based on Nozizwe Cynthia Jele's novel of the same name
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 2016
10:30am – 11:30am Ida Gartrell - "Spinner of Tales" - storytelling
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - by invitation
11:30am – 01:45pm David Dee - Magic Show
Casterbridge Cinema - by invitation
11:30am – 01:45pm Sakkie's Farmyard
Sakkie's Farmyard - by invitation
11:30am – 01:45pm Facepainting and Lunch Packs
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - by invitation
02:00pm - 03:00pm Elinor Sisulu - PUKU presentation to younger primary school children - puppet show
Casterbridge Cinema - by invitation
02:00pm - 03:00pm Lenore Zietsman - African Dilemma story for high school children
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - by invitation
02:00pm - 03:00pm Elinor Sisulu - PUKU presentation to older primary school children - musical storytelling workshop
Casterbridge Art Gallery - by invitation


06:00pm – 07:00pm OPENING COCKTAIL PARTY (with Dave Walters, Lenore Zietsman, Dr Mathews Phosa, Jenny Crwys-Williams)
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre
07:00pm – 08:30pm Nozizwe Cynthia Jele - introduces the movie "Happiness is a Four-letter Word" - a South African romantic drama directed by Thabang Moleya and based on Nozizwe Cynthia Jele's novel of the same name
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
07:00pm – 09:00pm Casterbridge Music Development Academy - gentle background music
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre


SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016
09:00am – 09:45am Alita Steenkamp - Die vreugde en uitdagings om met woorde te woeker (the joy and challenges of working with words)
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R30
09:00am – 09:45am Jayne Bauling, Kiran Coetzee, Bontle Senne - Launch of two youth novels and a group discussion
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - free
09:00am – 09:45am Sue Kloeck - Children's story time
Casterbridge Art Gallery - free
09:00am – 09:45am Jessica Pitchford - "Switched at Birth" - Jessica discusses her book which is an insight into a story that gripped the public imagination, a story of living with the unliveable and how some decisions can never be unmade.
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
10:00am – 10:45am Eric Miyeni - Interview by Jenny Crwys-Williams on literature, publishing and writing and about Eric Miyeni's books specifically
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
10:00am – 11:45am Joanne Macgregor - Workshop - Swinging both ways: a hybrid author speaks about self-publishing after being traditionally published
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R50
10:00am – 10:45am Sue Kloeck - Children's story time
Casterbridge Art Gallery - free
10:00am – 10:45am Wynie Strydom - A chat about his book "My Bloed is Blou" and he will share a few "toerstories"
Casterbridge GumTreez Pub & Grill - free
10:00am – 10:45am Hans Bornman - A well known historian, who has written books about history, people and pioneers of the Lowveld, will talk about "How I got into writing"
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Boardroom - R30
11:00am – 11:45am Mabonchi Goodwill Motimele, Nozizwe Cynthia Jele, Arthur Sithole - Panel discussion on furthering literacy in our youth - facilitated by Bontle Senne
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - free
11:00am – 11:45am Melanie Reeder-Powell, Elliot Ndlovu - "A Sangoma's Story - The Calling of Elliot Ndlovu" - her book sheds light on Zulu culture and clarifies the misconceptions about traditional healing
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R50
11:00am – 11:45am Open Mic (Poetry and readings)
Casterbridge Bandstand - free
11:00am – 11:45am Jacquie Gauthier - In conversation with Karabo Kgoleng - Igniting your passion and having the life you want
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
11:00am – 01:30pm Graeme Butchart - Workshop - Think out of the box. Author of The Genius Programme delivers a workshop about acquiring the tools to unlock your creative thinking.
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Boardroom - R100
12:00pm – 12:45pm Tony Park - Interview by Jenny Crwys-Williams - Jenny will discuss Tony's book "An Empty Coast" and his new book "Red Earth" and much more in between.
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
12:00pm – 12:45pm Athol Williams - Poetry - Bumper Cars: a social, political and philosophical reflection on human conflict. Athol's poetry discusses how love is central to resolving this conflict.
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R30
12:00pm – 12:45pm Deanne Kim - Lifting the Veil - Author of the books Cinderbella Gets Divorced and The Cracked Slipper
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
12:00pm – 12:45pm Siphesihle AfrikaWisdom Shabalala - Literature is life
Casterbridge Cinema - R30
01:00pm – 01:45pm Sindiwe Magona - Untended Fires
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
01:00pm – 01:45pm David Hilton-Barber - "Footprints in the Lowveld" - a book about pioneering people, interesting places and significant events
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R30
01:00pm – 01:45pm Dr Arien van der Merwe will talk about her latest book ‘Managing Diabetes and Related Health Challenges’, in an holistic, integrative medicine approach.
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
01:00pm – 02:45pm Cindy Robertson - Verhaalwerkswinkel (workshop) - 'n Liefdesverhaal... waar begin ek?
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
02:00pm – 02:45pm Pamela Power - "Having it all - just not all at once" - an interview by Joanne Macgregor about Pamela's book "Ms Conception" compares breastfeeding with becoming a successful writer
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
02:00pm – 02:45pm Enrico & Erna Liebenberg - We are the Champions: Champion Trees of South Africa (The oldest and largest and most spectacular of trees in South Africa are afforded the title of Champion Tree and thus protected by law. Join Enrico and Erna Liebenberg on an armchair journey through South Africa and be captivated by the imagery of the sometimes gargantuan and sometimes familiar sights of these trees, some of which are way beyond a millennium old and be wowed by our Natural heritage in trees of which so few people are aware.)
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
02:00pm – 02:45pm David Patient - David will discuss his books "Make a Plan... Possibility and Empowerment in a Time of AIDS" and "Positive Health"
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R30
03:00pm – 03:45pm Samkela Stamper, Eric Miyeni, Sindiwe Magona - Panel discussion lead by Karabo Kgoleng - Initiatives to Decolonise Literacy and Literature
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
03:00pm – 03:45pm Linda Louw - Horses of Kaapschehoop - a six year project paying tribute to the wild herds of horses of the Kaapschehoop escarpment
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R30
03:00pm – 03:45pm *** Cancelled *** Walter Thornhill - "Truth, Memory and Perception" - talk weaves in and out of these three dynamics within the context of writing through the eyes of the child and the adult; questioning the relevance and veracity thereof (author of "The Eye of the Child")
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30 *** Cancelled ***
03:00pm – 03:45pm Paul-Constant Smit - “Do you really see?” - a talk on how each one of us perceives things differently
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
04:00pm – 04:50pm Ida Gartrell - Storytelling and Belief Systems: "Fabulous Creatures from Zulu Mythology" by "Spinner of Tales" Ida Gartrell. A collection of the creatures, crafted with wire by Dumisani Mthethwa, will also be exhibited. The stories are to be published under the title "Stories have Feet".
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
04:00pm – 04:45pm Bontle Senne, Jayne Bauling, Fiona Snykers - Who is reading and what?
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R50
04:00pm – 04:45pm Katja Kowalec - "Those Miraculous Sunflower Seeds: A Riveting Story of Faith, Hope and Love"
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
04:00pm – 04:45pm Darryl David talks "Of Book Odysseys and Godysseys" - Co-author of "101 Country Churches of South Africa", author of "A Platteland Pilgrimage" and "Church Tourism in SA", founder of the Richmond Literary Festival and the Richmond Booktown
Casterbridge Cinema - R30
05:00pm – 05:45pm Kim Wolhuter, Clyde Niven - Reminiscences of Jock, Fitz, Harry Wolhuter and some of the old timers in the Lowveld
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
05:00pm – 05:45pm Athol Williams, Arja Salafranca - Poetry for Sundowners
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R30
05:00pm – 05:45pm Judith Mason - "The Mind's Eye" - Judith discusses how making art is as important and relevant as arithmetic and learning to read and that adult artwork is not only a pleasure but a form of philosophy
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
05:00pm – 05:45pm JJ Tabane - Interview by Karabo Kgoleng about his book "Lets Talk Frankly" - letters to influential people about the state of our nation
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
06:00pm – 06:45pm Jessica Pitchford - "Carte Blanche" - the stories behind the stories when Jessica was Managing Editor at Carte Blanche
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
06:00pm – 06:45pm Open Mic (Poetry and readings)
Casterbridge Bandstand - free
06:00pm – 06:45pm Roger Webster - Fireside Chats - make yourself comfortable and listen to a few of Roger Webster's fireside stories
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R50
06:00pm – 06:45pm Samkela Stamper - This Woman's Work... 60 Years On - a mini exhibition explores women in literature who have contributed to the landscape of South African literature
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
06:00pm – 07:30pm Nozizwe Cynthia Jele - introduces the movie "Happiness is a Four-letter Word" - a South African romantic drama directed by Thabang Moleya and based on Nozizwe Cynthia Jele's novel of the same name
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
07:30pm – 09:00pm Nik Rabinowitz - Comedy show - What the EFF?
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R150


SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2016
10:00am – 10:45am Paul-Constant Smit - “Do you really see?” - a talk on how each one of us perceives things differently
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
10:00am – 10:45am Roger Webster - Fireside Chats - make yourself comfortable and listen to a few of Roger Webster's fireside stories
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R50
10:00am – 10:45am Sue Kloeck - Children's story time
Casterbridge Art Gallery - free
10:00am – 10:45am Fiona Snyckers - Trinity series, lighter side of fiction writing
Casterbridge Cinema - R30
10:00am – 12:30pm Graeme Butchart - Workshop - Think out of the box. Author of The Genius Programme delivers a workshop about acquiring the tools to unlock your creative thinking.
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Boardroom - R100
11:00am – 11:45am Tracy Todd - Writing in Dragon - how using voice technology could aid both able and disabled writers
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
11:00am – 11:45am Samkela Stamper, Arja Salafranca - A discussion about their approaches and writing styles, their favourite poems as well as a few readings
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - free
11:00am – 11:45am Sue Kloeck - Children's story time
Casterbridge Art Gallery - free
11:00am – 11:45am Pamela Power - This might be a very stupid idea... how stupid ideas become great story lines on TV
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
12:00pm – 12:45pm Tony Park - Interview by Nicky Manson (editor of Lowveld Living magazine) about his new book "Red Earth" and discovering why he loves living in the Lowveld, how he develops his characters and his views on conservation
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
12:00pm – 12:45pm Melanie Reeder-Powell, Elliot Ndlovu - "A Sangoma's Story - The Calling of Elliot Ndlovu" - her book sheds light on Zulu culture and clarifies the misconceptions about traditional healing
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
12:00pm – 12:45pm Enrico & Erna Liebenberg - We are the Champions: Champion Trees of South Africa (The oldest and largest and most spectacular of trees in South Africa are afforded the title of Champion Tree and thus protected by law. Join Enrico and Erna Liebenberg on an armchair journey through South Africa and be captivated by the imagery of the sometimes gargantuan and sometimes familiar sights of these trees, some of which are way beyond a millennium old and be wowed by our Natural heritage in trees of which so few people are aware.)
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
12:00pm – 02:00pm Mabonchi Goodwill Motimele - Workshop for writers - "The element of surprise in literature"
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - free
02:00pm – 03:30pm Nozizwe Cynthia Jele - introduces the movie "Happiness is a Four-letter Word" - a South African romantic drama directed by Thabang Moleya and based on Nozizwe Cynthia Jele's novel of the same name
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 2016
10:30am – 11:30am Ida Gartrell - "Spinner of Tales" - storytelling
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - by invitation
11:30am – 01:45pm David Dee - Magic Show
Casterbridge Cinema - by invitation
11:30am – 01:45pm Sakkie's Farmyard
Sakkie's Farmyard - by invitation
11:30am – 01:45pm Facepainting and Lunch Packs
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - by invitation
02:00pm - 03:00pm Elinor Sisulu - PUKU presentation to younger primary school children - puppet show
Casterbridge Cinema - by invitation
02:00pm - 03:00pm Lenore Zietsman - African Dilemma story for high school children
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - by invitation
02:00pm - 03:00pm Elinor Sisulu - PUKU presentation to older primary school children - musical storytelling workshop
Casterbridge Art Gallery - by invitation


06:00pm – 07:00pm OPENING COCKTAIL PARTY (with Dave Walters, Lenore Zietsman, Dr Mathews Phosa, Jenny Crwys-Williams)
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre
07:00pm – 08:30pm Nozizwe Cynthia Jele - introduces the movie "Happiness is a Four-letter Word" - a South African romantic drama directed by Thabang Moleya and based on Nozizwe Cynthia Jele's novel of the same name
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
07:00pm – 09:00pm Casterbridge Music Development Academy - gentle background music
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre


SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016
09:00am – 09:45am Alita Steenkamp - Die vreugde en uitdagings om met woorde te woeker (the joy and challenges of working with words)
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R30
09:00am – 09:45am Jayne Bauling, Kiran Coetzee, Bontle Senne - Launch of two youth novels and a group discussion
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - free
09:00am – 09:45am Sue Kloeck - Children's story time
Casterbridge Art Gallery - free
09:00am – 09:45am Jessica Pitchford - "Switched at Birth" - Jessica discusses her book which is an insight into a story that gripped the public imagination, a story of living with the unliveable and how some decisions can never be unmade.
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
10:00am – 10:45am Eric Miyeni - Interview by Jenny Crwys-Williams on literature, publishing and writing and about Eric Miyeni's books specifically
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
10:00am – 11:45am Joanne Macgregor - Workshop - Swinging both ways: a hybrid author speaks about self-publishing after being traditionally published
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R50
10:00am – 10:45am Sue Kloeck - Children's story time
Casterbridge Art Gallery - free
10:00am – 10:45am Wynie Strydom - A chat about his book "My Bloed is Blou" and he will share a few "toerstories"
Casterbridge GumTreez Pub & Grill - free
10:00am – 10:45am Hans Bornman - A well known historian, who has written books about history, people and pioneers of the Lowveld, will talk about "How I got into writing"
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Boardroom - R30
11:00am – 11:45am Mabonchi Goodwill Motimele, Nozizwe Cynthia Jele, Arthur Sithole - Panel discussion on furthering literacy in our youth - facilitated by Bontle Senne
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - free
11:00am – 11:45am Melanie Reeder-Powell, Elliot Ndlovu - "A Sangoma's Story - The Calling of Elliot Ndlovu" - her book sheds light on Zulu culture and clarifies the misconceptions about traditional healing
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R50
11:00am – 11:45am Open Mic (Poetry and readings)
Casterbridge Bandstand - free
11:00am – 11:45am Jacquie Gauthier - In conversation with Karabo Kgoleng - Igniting your passion and having the life you want
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
11:00am – 01:30pm Graeme Butchart - Workshop - Think out of the box. Author of The Genius Programme delivers a workshop about acquiring the tools to unlock your creative thinking.
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Boardroom - R100
12:00pm – 12:45pm Tony Park - Interview by Jenny Crwys-Williams - Jenny will discuss Tony's book "An Empty Coast" and his new book "Red Earth" and much more in between.
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
12:00pm – 12:45pm Athol Williams - Poetry - Bumper Cars: a social, political and philosophical reflection on human conflict. Athol's poetry discusses how love is central to resolving this conflict.
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R30
12:00pm – 12:45pm Deanne Kim - Lifting the Veil - Author of the books Cinderbella Gets Divorced and The Cracked Slipper
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
12:00pm – 12:45pm Siphesihle AfrikaWisdom Shabalala - Literature is life
Casterbridge Cinema - R30
01:00pm – 01:45pm Sindiwe Magona - Untended Fires
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
01:00pm – 01:45pm David Hilton-Barber - "Footprints in the Lowveld" - a book about pioneering people, interesting places and significant events
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R30
01:00pm – 01:45pm Dr Arien van der Merwe will talk about her latest book ‘Managing Diabetes and Related Health Challenges’, in an holistic, integrative medicine approach.
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
01:00pm – 02:45pm Cindy Robertson - Verhaalwerkswinkel (workshop) - 'n Liefdesverhaal... waar begin ek?
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
02:00pm – 02:45pm Pamela Power - "Having it all - just not all at once" - an interview by Joanne Macgregor about Pamela's book "Ms Conception" compares breastfeeding with becoming a successful writer
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
02:00pm – 02:45pm Enrico & Erna Liebenberg - We are the Champions: Champion Trees of South Africa (The oldest and largest and most spectacular of trees in South Africa are afforded the title of Champion Tree and thus protected by law. Join Enrico and Erna Liebenberg on an armchair journey through South Africa and be captivated by the imagery of the sometimes gargantuan and sometimes familiar sights of these trees, some of which are way beyond a millennium old and be wowed by our Natural heritage in trees of which so few people are aware.)
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
02:00pm – 02:45pm David Patient - David will discuss his books "Make a Plan... Possibility and Empowerment in a Time of AIDS" and "Positive Health"
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R30
03:00pm – 03:45pm Samkela Stamper, Eric Miyeni, Sindiwe Magona - Panel discussion lead by Karabo Kgoleng - Initiatives to Decolonise Literacy and Literature
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
03:00pm – 03:45pm Linda Louw - Horses of Kaapschehoop - a six year project paying tribute to the wild herds of horses of the Kaapschehoop escarpment
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R30
03:00pm – 03:45pm *** Cancelled *** Walter Thornhill - "Truth, Memory and Perception" - talk weaves in and out of these three dynamics within the context of writing through the eyes of the child and the adult; questioning the relevance and veracity thereof (author of "The Eye of the Child")
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30 *** Cancelled ***
03:00pm – 03:45pm Paul-Constant Smit - “Do you really see?” - a talk on how each one of us perceives things differently
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
04:00pm – 04:50pm Ida Gartrell - Storytelling and Belief Systems: "Fabulous Creatures from Zulu Mythology" by "Spinner of Tales" Ida Gartrell. A collection of the creatures, crafted with wire by Dumisani Mthethwa, will also be exhibited. The stories are to be published under the title "Stories have Feet".
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
04:00pm – 04:45pm Bontle Senne, Jayne Bauling, Fiona Snykers - Who is reading and what?
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R50
04:00pm – 04:45pm Katja Kowalec - "Those Miraculous Sunflower Seeds: A Riveting Story of Faith, Hope and Love"
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
04:00pm – 04:45pm Darryl David talks "Of Book Odysseys and Godysseys" - Co-author of "101 Country Churches of South Africa", author of "A Platteland Pilgrimage" and "Church Tourism in SA", founder of the Richmond Literary Festival and the Richmond Booktown
Casterbridge Cinema - R30
05:00pm – 05:45pm Kim Wolhuter, Clyde Niven - Reminiscences of Jock, Fitz, Harry Wolhuter and some of the old timers in the Lowveld
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
05:00pm – 05:45pm Athol Williams, Arja Salafranca - Poetry for Sundowners
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R30
05:00pm – 05:45pm Judith Mason - "The Mind's Eye" - Judith discusses how making art is as important and relevant as arithmetic and learning to read and that adult artwork is not only a pleasure but a form of philosophy
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
05:00pm – 05:45pm JJ Tabane - Interview by Karabo Kgoleng about his book "Lets Talk Frankly" - letters to influential people about the state of our nation
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
06:00pm – 06:45pm Jessica Pitchford - "Carte Blanche" - the stories behind the stories when Jessica was Managing Editor at Carte Blanche
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
06:00pm – 06:45pm Open Mic (Poetry and readings)
Casterbridge Bandstand - free
06:00pm – 06:45pm Roger Webster - Fireside Chats - make yourself comfortable and listen to a few of Roger Webster's fireside stories
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R50
06:00pm – 06:45pm Samkela Stamper - This Woman's Work... 60 Years On - a mini exhibition explores women in literature who have contributed to the landscape of South African literature
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
06:00pm – 07:30pm Nozizwe Cynthia Jele - introduces the movie "Happiness is a Four-letter Word" - a South African romantic drama directed by Thabang Moleya and based on Nozizwe Cynthia Jele's novel of the same name
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
07:30pm – 09:00pm Nik Rabinowitz - Comedy show - What the EFF?
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R150


SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2016
10:00am – 10:45am Paul-Constant Smit - “Do you really see?” - a talk on how each one of us perceives things differently
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
10:00am – 10:45am Roger Webster - Fireside Chats - make yourself comfortable and listen to a few of Roger Webster's fireside stories
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - R50
10:00am – 10:45am Sue Kloeck - Children's story time
Casterbridge Art Gallery - free
10:00am – 10:45am Fiona Snyckers - Trinity series, lighter side of fiction writing
Casterbridge Cinema - R30
10:00am – 12:30pm Graeme Butchart - Workshop - Think out of the box. Author of The Genius Programme delivers a workshop about acquiring the tools to unlock your creative thinking.
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Boardroom - R100
11:00am – 11:45am Tracy Todd - Writing in Dragon - how using voice technology could aid both able and disabled writers
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
11:00am – 11:45am Samkela Stamper, Arja Salafranca - A discussion about their approaches and writing styles, their favourite poems as well as a few readings
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - free
11:00am – 11:45am Sue Kloeck - Children's story time
Casterbridge Art Gallery - free
11:00am – 11:45am Pamela Power - This might be a very stupid idea... how stupid ideas become great story lines on TV
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
12:00pm – 12:45pm Tony Park - Interview by Nicky Manson (editor of Lowveld Living magazine) about his new book "Red Earth" and discovering why he loves living in the Lowveld, how he develops his characters and his views on conservation
Casterbridge Barnyard Theatre - R50
12:00pm – 12:45pm Melanie Reeder-Powell, Elliot Ndlovu - "A Sangoma's Story - The Calling of Elliot Ndlovu" - her book sheds light on Zulu culture and clarifies the misconceptions about traditional healing
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
12:00pm – 12:45pm Enrico & Erna Liebenberg - We are the Champions: Champion Trees of South Africa (The oldest and largest and most spectacular of trees in South Africa are afforded the title of Champion Tree and thus protected by law. Join Enrico and Erna Liebenberg on an armchair journey through South Africa and be captivated by the imagery of the sometimes gargantuan and sometimes familiar sights of these trees, some of which are way beyond a millennium old and be wowed by our Natural heritage in trees of which so few people are aware.)
Casterbridge Art Gallery - R30
12:00pm – 02:00pm Mabonchi Goodwill Motimele - Workshop for writers - "The element of surprise in literature"
Casterbridge Hollow Hotel Lounge - free
02:00pm – 03:30pm Nozizwe Cynthia Jele - introduces the movie "Happiness is a Four-letter Word" - a South African romantic drama directed by Thabang Moleya and based on Nozizwe Cynthia Jele's novel of the same name
Casterbridge Cinema - R50
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