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Events Calendar

January 2018
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Launch of ‘The Love Sheet’ by Barbara Fairhead & Jacques Coetzee

Wednesday, January 24th 2018 at 5:30 PM

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Fairhead and Coetzee have produced a collection that is distinguished by its crafting as well as its beauty. Their voices gather resonance in conversation, until the poems reveal a hunger for shared experience, and a receptiveness to the intimacies of each moment. Reading these poems at one sitting is akin to stumbling onto a recital by two very accomplished soloists—perhaps in a clearing, in a forest. This is a brave and beautiful book, and the cumulative impact of the poems is nothing short of astonishing.


Rioters in Session at The Book Lounge

Thursday, January 25th 2018 at 6:45 PM

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Rioters in Session hosts their second annual 25th of January show, this year, at The Book Lounge.

RiS was founded in 2017 by Ashley Makue, Koleka Putuma, Khanyisile
Mbongwa and Allison-Claire Hoskins as an organised and intuitive
community for POC poetry womxn to share their work in a soft and safe
space with a gentle audience.

This year’s event features best-selling author of Collective Amnesia, Koleka Putuma, internationally acclaimed poet, Toni Stuart, Current State of Poetry South African National slam champion, Ashley Makue, Current State pf Poetry Western Cape Provincial slam champion, Afeefa Omar and New Yorker poet and model, Jheanelle Garriques. The 2 hour event will be hosted by poets: Allison-Claire Hoskins and Roche Kester.

Tickets will be sold at the door for R55.00 cash. The event kicks off at 19h00 and guests are encouraged to arrive at 18h45 at the Book Lounge.



Launch of Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones by Emma Sadleir & Lizzie Harrison

Friday, January 26th 2018 at 5:30 PM

Selfies Sexts Book Lounge invite

As a teenager in today’s crazy online world, you may think you’ve got it all sussed out. But even you don’t know about all the legal pitfalls, hidden dangers and future implications of what you do, see and post online. Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones is the book every teenager (and their parents) should read. It covers all of the major issues teenagers face in the digital age, including cyberbullying, sexting, addiction, internet safety, porn, anxiety, depression, privacy and reputation, and does so within a South African context. Accessible, informative and even fun, this book will help guide you to a happy, rewarding and, most importantly, safe online life. Upon reading Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones, one 17-year-old remarked: ‘I feel I need to say thank you for this. It talks about the stuff I deal with every single day.’


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