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Leon de Kock

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Wits Writers Live

Four cutting-edge writers who have emerged from the MA Creative Writing workshop in the School of Literature and Language Studies at Wits show us how they critique, probe and discuss each other’s work. Each is on the brink of publication, or has just published a new book, involving work that was built and rebuilt in the midst of each other’s comments and critique in the writing workshop. The writers will each first talk briefly about their own project, do a five-minute reading of their work, and then face each other down. The floor will then be opened for questions from the audience.

The writers are:

Antony Altbeker (author of The Dirty Work of Democracy, 2005, A Country at War with Itself, 2007, and a new book on the Inge Lotz murder trial)

Vuyo Fatman (exciting new author of Nyadenga, a novel that straddles the modern and the anti-modern in SA society)

Kay Brown (author of Treading Water, a new novel about the intricacies of two sisters’ trying to come to terms with past and present tragedies)

Kevin Bloom (former Editor at Large of Maverick magazine, Writing Fellow at WISER, and author of Ways of Staying, 2009)

Chair: Leon de Kock, Head of SLLS and convener of the MA Creative Writing seminar at Wits.

Date: Thursday 7 May

Time: 19:30-21:00

Venue: Wits Downstairs Theatre

Full WALE programme at


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    April 23rd, 2009 @17:39 #

    Yay for you Vuyo. Looking forward to seeing your book. I wonder who is publishing it?


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