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With 74 illustrations by Rosemarie Breuer
and 62 bird paintings by the renown artist Jill Adams
First edition published, October 2010
A special edition "Für die Deutschen am Kap"
Softcover, excellent quality, 60 pages - Price R 175 or Euro 18.
The first 100 copies are numbered and signed by the author
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Die Towenaar van Tafelberg
I have read Zettelwitz with interest and enjoyment - the concept is original, and it is executed wittily and inventively. I should think that children would find it both entertaining and instructive.|
It's really great. The theme is original, the story exciting and the whole work can be appreciated on many different levels (a characteristic of great literature!)
In preparation by Books:
Private sale of the magnificent Bruynzeel House
Ina de Villiers
She received the ATKV price in May 2010.Stellenbosch has lost a great artist and defender of her heritage
Ina de Villiers, author of South Africa's most famous cook book, Koek en Geniet/Cook and Enjoy, passed away on 20 September 2010, 91 years old.
Hannes Meiring1934 - 3 May 2010
Welkom by die Woordfees se Facebook-bladsy
New website for poets:
Poem Crit/Vers-krit:a forum where you can post your poems and receive critiques from your peer poets. You are expected to offer critiques yourself.
'n forum waar jy jou gedigte kan plaas en kritiek van jou portuur-digters kry. Daar word van jou verwag om self ook kritiek te lewer.
On 12.10.2009, at 12:51, Modjaji Books wrote:
I'm helping Colleen Higgs with the compilation of a small publishers' catalogue. The catalogue would list all small and independent publishers, literary magazines, publishing collectives, writer- publishers and self-publishers as well as other resources for small publishers.
Once completed, the catalogue would be an invaluable resource for educators, librarians, booksellers, book editors, publishers, writers and readers: acting as a database of small publishers and makes accessing their titles and contact details possible.
We are very passionate about making this catalogue a reality but before we can move forward with any preparations or putting anything into action, we need to get a sense of how many publishers would be interested in being involved. Please reply to this message indicating whether you are interested or not interested, even with just a yes or a no, and the name of your publishing house and a preferred email address. The dealine for responses is next Monday, October 19th.
Your co-operation in this regard is appreciated and I thank you for your response in advance.
Thanks and regards,
Versindaba.co.za - 'n Fees met Afrikaanse digters
This is an excellent website for Afrikaans poets initiated by
| Marlise Joubert, poet and painter|
(webmeester & mede-organiseerder: Versindaba )
| Louis Esterhuizen, poet and manager of Protea Bookshop|
(inhoudsbestuurder & mede-organiseerder: Versindaba)
Loftus Marais won the Eugène Marais Prize 2009 for his debut Staan in die algemeen nader aan vensters.
HERTZOG PRICE WINNER for Drama 2009:
Deon Opperman for his play, Kaburu
Skryfskool aangebied deur Annelie Botes (skrywer van Raaiselkind, 7x7, Sabbatsreis en nog velle meer)
Datum: 6 Julie - 9 Julie 2009 3vol dae en laaste dag half.
Plek: Porterville Hotel
Kostes: R2600 sluit in akkomodasie, ontbyt, middag ete en tee/koffie breek.
Tema: Rug teen die muur (Prosa allenlik)
Enige verdere inligting kan gekry word by Porterville Hotel Kontak Janette Jacobsz by 022 931 2178 www.portervillehotel.co.za
Rosemarie Breuer's children's book, Zauberer Zettelwitz, in German and English, is now online.
Ronel de Goede (Foster) en Danie Marais is die samestellers van die bundel Nuwe Stemme 4 waarin aspirant-digters se gedigte opgeneem sal word. Ons soek die nuutste stemme.
Die Nuwe stemme-reeks is 'n opwindende projek waarmee Tafelberg-Uitgewers publikasie-geleenthede skep vir jong digters wat nog nie genoeg gedigte het vir 'n eie, selfstandige debuut nie. More info
...en skielik is dit aand... - 6 lessons on death, desire & loss
Friday, 1 February at 18.30 Artscape together with "Ouma se slim kind". Price R 15.00
...en skielik is dit aand... is a documentary film which explores the eccentric life and compelling personality of a man who has lived in the shadow of death.
|Deon Knobel is Emeritus Professor of Forensic Pathology at the University of Cape Town. He
has performed over 20 000 autopsies in his 40-year career.|
This interview-led film follows Knobel as he reveals his encounters with mental illness, murder and bereavement. Erudite and outrageous, his engaging narrative illustrates his struggles in a world of homophobia, AIDS denial and personal loss.
|Steven Pinker is in town giving two lectures|
1: Games people play. Indirect speech as a window into social relationships
Monday 14 January 2008, 16h30-17h30 at Protea Hotel Tegnopark
Entrance fee: R120
2: The stuff of thought. Language as a window into human nature
Thursday 17 January 2008, 16h45-17h45 at Protea Hotel Tegnopark, R120
Organised by the US Linguistic Department , phone Christine Smit: 021 8082052
Niel Koekemoer, , and friends want to do something for Afrikaans - Ons het 'n digitale "kortverhaal" publikase begin genaamd "the raconteur" (www.theraconteur.co.za ) Read his letter
Ken jy die Kakkerlak?
New book to honour Johan Degenaar, Gesprek sonder grense More information
Een van Stellenbosch se grootste"woordmense", het vanjaar tagtig geword. 'n Spesiale boek is vir die geleentheid geskryf deur sy oud-studente, kollegas en vriende.
R K Belcher Gedenkprys vir poesie
Ter ere van die bekende digter RK (Ronnie) Belcher wat op 21 Oktober 2006 oorlede is, is daar deur sy familie en ander betrokkenes besluit om 'n gedenkprys in sy naam in te stel. Die RK Belcher-gedenkprys sal al om die tweede jaar toegeken word aan die Afrikaanse digkuns se mees vername digter en sal die hele oeuvre van die betrokke ontvanger vereer.
|Naam van rekening:|
|RK Belcher Gedenkprys|
ABSA Bank, Pleinstraat, Stellenbosch
917 429 4237
Riana Scheeper's happy writers workshop
Francois Verster was there. Read his article:
In creative company, Riana Scheepers's writing course at De Compagnie.
|Hennie Aucamp |
The Gustav Preller medal for Literary Theory
CJ Langenhoven Prize for linguistics
Andreas van Wyk
Academy Award for Music
Elizabeth Eybers Prize
Marita van der Vyver Piet Grobler
M-Net award for short fiction, Bestemmings
MER-Price for the children's book, Mia se ma,
together with the illustrater Piet Grobler
Etienne van Heerden
WA Hofmeyr Prize for Afrikaans literature
for his novel, In stede van die liefde.
Marlene van Niekerk won south Africa's most prestigious literary award, the UJ - Prize for her
'Die UJ-prys vir skeppende skryfwerk (voorheen bekend as die RAU-prys) tel onder die grootste pryse vir Afrikaanse letterkunde. Dié prys - tesame met 'n debuutprys - word sedert 2001 jaarliks toegeken. Die wentjek van R50 000 sal op Donderdag 12 Mei 2005 tydens 'n gala-geleentheid by die Universiteit van Johannesburg se Auckland Park Kingswaykampus aan Van Niekerk oorhandig word.' Read more at Litnet.
Philip de Vos's new exhibition of photos and accompanying verses displayed until 30
April 2005 at the Huis der Nederlanden in Pinelands, Cape Town and online at Litnet.
Rosemarie Breuer launched her book, Stellenbosch Writers, during the Woordfees, on Saturday, 12 March 2005 10:00
at Protea Boekhuis, when Amanda Botha talked to her about the book.
It can be ordered from Rosie directly: RosemarieATStellenboschWriters.com
FrancoisVerster's reply to many enquiries about T O Honiball publications
No books by Honiball have been re-published since 1986.
However, my CD about Honiball is available - there are 2 products so far (one CD titled Honiball 100 has my complete doctoral dissertation (completed 2003), an English [abridged] translation and a powerpoint presentaion, and another CD with only the English translation. This is on African Sun Media's webshop Sun-e-shop. Another product (paperbased book in English) will be out by the 28th (I hope) and in March 2005 a book on Honiball (in Afrikaans) will be launched at the Woordfees. I am participating in the comicsbrew conference (25-29 Oct.) hosted by the Arts Dept. - a lecture and a walkabout - see comicsbrew website on "final programme" at the SASOl Museum on 28 Oct. where I will speak on the Honiball exhibition I am putting up on 20 Oct. This will be open to the public from 22-30 Oct. There will also be posters and CD's on sale.
So a lot is going on at the moment and will still be going on until Aardklop next year. SANLAM will be involved in another exhibition before this time next year and I have high hopes that a postage stamp will also be issued next year, when Honiball would have been 100 years old - he was born in 1905. Well, interested people can make enquiries at African Sun Media's webpage - www.africansunmedia.co.za.
Thanks for your interest
Marita van der Vyver launched her new book, Die hart van ons huis, on Monday, 30 August 2004, at the Boeksentrum, Naspersgebou, Cape Town and at Exclusive Books, Tygervally Centre.
Hennie Aucamp is winner of LitNet' s Mont du Toit Kelder competition for wine poetry.
Willem Malherbe received the Gold Medal of the Simon van der Stel Foundation
Elize Botha - Honorary Member of the SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns
Hermann Giliomee - Stals Prize for History
H. J. B. Combrink, Emeritus professor at the Theology Department, University of Stellenbosch - Ds. Pieter van Drimmelen Medal
Ingrid Winterbach wins Hertzog Prize for her novel Niggie, "waarin die verganklikheidsmotief, die vergeefsheid van oorlog en die kortstondigheid van persoonlike geluk op aangrypende wyse uitgebeeld word"
Die ander literêre pryse van die Akademie is soos volg toegeken:
Eugène Maraisprys (poësie): Ilse van Staden vir haar bundel Watervlerk; Scheepersprys vir jeugliteratuur: Willem van der Walt vir sy boek Ragtime en rocks; en die Alba Bouwerprys vir kinderliteratuur: Leon de Villiers vir Droomoog Diepgrawer. (found in Die Burger)
|In celebration of his 70th birthday, 'n Skrywer by Sonsopkoms, a festive compilation with contributions by 16 authors, was dedicated to|
Hennie Aucamp. The book can be ordered from - (021) 808 26 11
2003: Willie Esterhuyse, retired professor of philosophy and currently professor at the University's Graduate School of Business at Bellville Park, is honoured with a honorary doctorate by the University of Stellenbosch for his exceptional contribution to philosophy in South Africa over the past three decades. See also US news
Rosie Breuer would like to update author's pages at Stellenbosch Writers. The book will be ready for the printers, soon. Next year a CD ROM will
appear: the website, artists galleries, voices of famous Stellenbossers, books
by local authors etc. She is very grateful for the help from many sides, among
them Die Heemkring.
Rosie has already started the next "Stellenbosch Culture" - project: www.StellenboschArtists.com. It will also be published as a book and a CD ROM. Following soon: Stellenbosch Families - a genealogical site. Her web design page: www.rosiebreuer.com
Attention authors: You can add one or two poems or a short text of prose to your page.
All authors are invited to include their CV in their own language, too - no matter which language - if they can send it via e-mail.
Stellenbosch Academy Prize winners 2003
|Most Saturdays at Protea Bookshop in Stellenbosch:|
Authors introduce their books
For more information contact:
(Managed by : Louis Esterhuizen and Marlise Joubert)
P.O. Box 657
Bergzicht Plaza Andringastraat
021 882-9100 Manager: 021 882-9103 Cell: 083-287-4231 Fax: 021 882-9110
4.10.03: Louis presents Hérine Fourie's new book, Winelands
See also Authors of the Day
Hérine Fourie's second book
about the Stellenbosch Brandy and Wine Route has just been published. Her books can be ordered from the author:
Stellenbosch: University Town on the Banks of the Eerste River
Stellenbosch - Universiteitsdorp langs die Eersterivier
The history of Stellenbosch and the University of Stellenbosch described and illustrated with 64 water colour illustrations by Hérine Fourie. 64 Pages, Second edition
Soft-cover - R128-25 Hard-cover - R153-90
Stellenbosch Winelands or Stellenbosch Wynland
78 pages with 40 water colour illustrations and descriptions of a selection of Stellenbosch wine farms. Includes the history of the wine industry as well as a map.
Soft-cover - R128-25 Hard-cover - R153-90
Die jaar 2003 is 'n jubeljaar vir die skrywer Riana Scheepers. Nie minder nie
as vyf publikasies van hierdie gewilde en veelsydige skrywer verskyn vanjaar.
(John can receive, but not send e-mails)
|You can order John's CD ROM, |
Stellenbosch - a tribute,
(with 151 photos, R 50)
at his address, or
phone Elmarie: 082 749 9052 and
A Boy and an Elephant
(R 85,00, post free in South Africa)
and his humorous booklets:
The Purpose of Life, Mantras for Losers, Laws, 101 Ways to Influence your Wife's Affections, The Reason for Marriage (@ R 36 or US$ 5)
Message from the SA Childrens Literature Network, CLN:
Would those of you who have websites or newsletters relating to children's literature please advertise the cln e-mail group there? Please also tell the e-group about your web-site/newsletter and give details of how those who are interested might subscribe.
Please send any resources re: children's literature that you know of to the e-group. Colleen Higgs
If you have any manuscripts you would like to submit ... We are always willing to look at manuscripts.
Publisher: Children's Books/Uitgewer: Kinder- en Jeugboeke
PO Box 879/Posbus 879 Cape Town 8000 South Africa
Tel: (+27) (21) 424-1320 Fax: (+27) (21) 424-2510
The University of Cape Town Libraries' Rare Books & Special
Collections holds 2 collections (the Historical Children's Literature
Collection and the South African Children's Literature Collection)
which might be of interest to you.
For further information, please visit our website at http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/rarebks/ and click on collections .
Training in Computer Skills: Johannes Jordaan is chairman of H S Training.
George Orwell's essay, Why Do I Write?, was first published in Gangrel, No. 4, 1946.
Any suggestions? Please contact us:
|Dr. Hans & Rosemarie Breuer|
18 - 20 Constantia Avenue
021 887 6939