Literature festival programme

This is the full programme for the Mail & Guardian Johannesburg Literary Festival.

Book your place at the festival here.

September 2
Keynote address—The Johannesburg moment
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm
Venue: Main Theatre
Professor Karl von Holdt—The Johannesburg Moment

September 3
Session 1—Not in black and white
Time: 9.30am to 11 am
Venue: Main Theatre
Chair: Darryl Accone
Panel: Fiona Forde
Antjie Krog
Sandile Memela
Andile Mngxitama

Session 2—Jo’burg: Renewing, restoring, reviewing
Time:11.30am to 1 pm
Venue: Kippie’s
Chair: Steven Sack
Panel: Gerald Garner
Noor Nieftagodien
Achille Mbembe
Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon

Session 3—Memories of the city
Time: 11.30am to 1pm
Venue: Laager Theatre
Chair: Jon Hyslop
Panel: Denis Hirson
Ufrieda Ho
Mbulelo Mzamane
Chris van Wyk

Session 4—Poetry
Time: 1.30om to 2.15pm
Venue: Kippie’s
Antjie Krog introduces Ingrid de Kock and Denis Hirson

Session 5—Workers of the world unite: Labour, the ANC and history
Time: 2.30pm to 4pm
Venue: Kippie’s
Chair: Nic Dawes
Panel: Kally Forrest
Susan Booysen
Moeletsi Mbeki

Session 6—Science fiction and fantasy in the city
Time: 2.30pm to 4pm
Venue: Laager Theatre
Chair: Gwen Ansell
Panel: Lauren Beukes
Louis Greenberg
Tom Learmont
Sarah Lotz

Session 7—Aspects of the South African novel
Time: 4.30pm to 6pm
Venue: Laager Theatre
Chair: Craig MacKenzie
Jane Rosenthal
Leon de Kock
Karabo Kgoleng

September 4
Session 8—Memory is the Weapon
Time: 9.30am to 11am
Venue: Main Theatre
Chair: Nic Dawes
Rica Hodgson
Hugh Lewin
Ronnie Kasrils

Session 9—New writing from the city
Time: 11.45am to 1pm
Venue: Laager Theatre
Chair: Maureen Isaacson
Panel: Cynthia Jele
Jassy Mackenzie
Henrietta Rose-Innes

The Mail & Guardian Johannesburg Literary Festival hopes to be bigger and better this September. To mark the city’s 125th birthday the festival will focus on Jo’burg as both an African city and a world city. Visit our special report here.

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