Edinburgh World Writers' Conference at Open Book Cape Town

by Thobile Zulu
(Cape Town)

We invite you to be part of the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference 2012 - 2013 Cape Town on 20 - 21 September 2012, presented by Open Book (20 - 24 September) in partnership with the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the British Council.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the World Writers' Conference in 1962, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, in partnership with the British Council, has recently hosted the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference, bringing together fifty leading writers from across the world to debate the original topics from 1962.  The five conference sessions are available online.

Open Book Cape Town is hosting the EWWC’s second satellite conference, in partnership with the British Council South Africa, and there will be three sessions, each reflecting one of the topics discussed at the conference in 1962 and recently in Edinburgh; 'Should Literature be Political?', 'Censorship Today', and 'A National Literature'.


Thursday 20 September 3pm to 5pm at the Fugard Theatre – Censorship Today - keynote address by Scottish writer Keith Gray

Thursday 20 September 6pm to 8pm at the Fugard Theatre – Should Literature be Political? – keynote addresses by Antjie Krog and Njabulo Ndebele

Friday 21 September 3.30pm to 5.30pm at the Fugard Theatre – A National Literature - keynote address by UK based writer Anjali Joseph

Cost: free

Contact details:
Please RSVP to Gail Learmont by email or on 083 658 2223 – first come first served basis, therefore interested parties are encouraged to book their seats ahead of time to avoid disappointment.


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