Monday 19 May 2014

Kelwyn Sole is Off-the-Wall tonight 19 May



Kelwyn Sole is Off-the-Wall tonight 19 May at 8pm, at A Touch of Madness, 12 Nuttall Road, Observatory.

Sunday 11 May 2014

Malika postponed. Sylvia Plat & Ted Hughes read by Karin & Hugh instead

Malika has had to postpone her performance for us at Off-the-Wall at A Touch of Madness, but will be back later in the year.

Instead Karin and Hugh will read from the work of the Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes as performed at the Franschhoek Literary Festival a few years ago.

Usual time and place - 8pm Monday12 May at A Touch of Madness, 12 Nuttall, Obz.

Thursday 23 January 2014

WE RETURN TO A TOUCH OF MADNESS

First, apologies. I'm, to a degree, responsible for keeping the show on the road. But I failed to do that. Hopefully we are back on track to bring you the venue that celebrates all styles, all poetry, and all people.

Second, we're back to A Touch of Madness which has been our home for years. You know where to find the gig - same place, same time.

I will host and bring back many old friends in word and body. But new voices are very welcome, as ever. I hope to find a co-host who shares our delight in the spoken (and written) word to celebrate the ancient art of poetry. I've happily managed to secure my dearest of friends and co-host, Karin Schimke who will read with Andries Samuel. I'm also hoping to get Primrose Mrwebi to perform. Primrose and I go back to Off-the-Wall at Off Moroka, cafe africaine in town.

When I think of something more-or-less sensible to say, I'll post it here.


Friday 13 December 2013

Miss Kiki Presents...Poetry Year End Show @ Lion Corner - EXTRA SHOW ADDED

Due to popular response, Miss Kiki has added a second date to the Year-End Show. Tickets are on sale at nomadtickets.co.za for Thursday 19th December 2013.

https://www.facebook.com/events/381389758662808

http://www.nomadcomedy.co.za/tickets/

Miss Kiki presents

Wednesday 18th December 2013 at 7:30

Roché Kester
Ingonyama
Kyle Louw
Miss Kiki

Your host:

Kirsten Mackie

Lion Corner Tavern
205 Lower Main Road,
(opposite Magnet Theatre),
Observatory,
Cape Town.

R20 for entrance
and your first glass of red wine.

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Dawn Garisch's December Poetry Project exercise is up at SLiPnet

http://slipnet.co.za/view/poetry-project/endings-and-beginnings/

Thursday 12 December 2013

Philippa Kabali-Kagwa is Off the Wall @ BOLO'BOLO on Thursday 12th December 2013 at 7:45 for 8 p.m.




Off the Wall Poetry Performing

Observatory

Tonight’s session is a story-telling session, and our guest poet is a guest story-teller.

Guest poet + open-mic session



Open-mic session

Guest-poet presentations last 20–40 minutes. We then take a short break followed by an open-mic session, so bring some of your own or someone else’s poetry to read, or just come and listen.
To get into the open-mic, just ask the host during the break to add your name to the list.



Bolo’bolo anarchist infoshop & coffee house,
(Observatory Bookshop, opposite Obz Café)
76 Lower Main Road,
between Station Road and Trill Road,
Observatory,
Cape Town.


R20 for snacks includes glass of red wine.

The coffee-shop will be open.







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Thursday 05 December 2013

Peter Kawuma is Off the Wall @ BOLO'BOLO on Thursday 5th December 2013 at 7:45 for 8 p.m.



Off the Wall Poetry Performing

Observatory

Guest poet + open-mic session



Open-mic session

Guest-poet presentations last 20–40 minutes. We then take a short break followed by an open-mic session, so bring some of your own or someone else’s poetry to read, or just come and listen.
To get into the open-mic, just ask the host during the break to add your name to the list.



Bolo’bolo anarchist infoshop & coffee house,
(Observatory Bookshop, opposite Obz Café)
76 Lower Main Road,
between Station Road and Trill Road,
Observatory,
Cape Town.


R20 for snacks includes glass of red wine.

The coffee-shop will be open.







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Thursday 28 November 2013

Jeremy O'Connor is Off the Wall @ BOLO'BOLO on Thursday 28th November 2013 at 8 p.m.



Off the Wall Poetry Performing

Observatory

Guest poet + open-mic session





Our “Other Men’s Flowers” Series

Most of our poets mostly perform their own work. This leaves much poetry neglected, but some of our open-mic regulars often present the work of other poets, and we periodically ask one of them to make up “a garland of other men’s flowers”. This session is part of that series.

Where the name comes from

“I have gathered a garland of other men’s flowers, and naught but the thread that binds them is my own,” said John Bartlett, quoting Montaigne, in the foreword to Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations.
This led A. P. Wavell to take the name Other Men’s Flowers for his anthology, and we follow him.

Yes, of course it can be other women’s flowers as well.


Open-mic session

Guest-poet presentations last 20–40 minutes. We then take a short break followed by an open-mic session, so bring some of your own or someone else’s poetry to read, or just come and listen.
To get into the open-mic, just ask the host during the break to add your name to the list.



Bolo’bolo anarchist infoshop & coffee house,
(Observatory Bookshop, opposite Obz Café)
76 Lower Main Road,
between Station Road and Trill Road,
Observatory,
Cape Town.


R20 for snacks includes glass of red wine.

The coffee-shop will be open.







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Thursday 21 November 2013

Africa Ablaze!/Horison launch


The Natural Gazette of Poetry & Art

http://paper.li/bryanbuchan/1325257553

Hugh Hodge is Off the Wall @ BOLO'BOLO, Thursday 21st November 2013 at 7:45 for 8 p.m.



Off the Wall Poetry Performing

Observatory

Thursday 21st November 2013
at 7:45 for 8 p.m.

at 8:15 for 8:30 p.m.

(to accommodate film screening at bolo'bolo.)

Guest poet + open-mic session

Guest poet

Hugh Hodge



Contexts or Variations







Open-mic session

Guest-poet presentations last 20–40 minutes. We then take a short break followed by an open-mic session, so bring some of your own or someone else’s poetry to read, or just come and listen.
To get into the open-mic, just ask the host during the break to add your name to the list.



Bolo’bolo anarchist infoshop & coffee house,
(Observatory Bookshop, opposite Obz Café)
76 Lower Main Road,
between Station Road and Trill Road,
Observatory,
Cape Town.


R20 for snacks and a glass of red wine.

The coffee-shop will be open.







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Friday 15 November 2013

Sillerman Book Prize for African Poetry - Submissions Due Dec. 1st

I know we contacted you earlier this fall about the Sillerman Book Prize for African Poets, but entries are due by December 1st, and so far we've received fewer submissions than last year and are on the lookout for more.  As such, we would appreciate if you could forward this e-mail to any interested poets in your organization, because there's still time left to enter!
The Sillerman contest is for a book-length manuscript of poetry (at least 50 pages), and there's no fee to submit!  The winner will receive USD $1,000 and publication through both the University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal.  The contest is open to African writers who have not previously published a book-length collection.  (An “African writer” is taken to mean someone who was born in Africa, who is a national or resident of an African country, or whose parents are African.)
For full contest rules, submission guidelines, and to submit your manuscript, visit the Sillerman Book Prize website athttp://africanpoetrybf.unl.edu/?page_id=21#sillerman
Questions about the prize?  E-mail psbookprize@unl.edu.

Thanks for reading, and we greatly appreciate your help.
Sincerely,
Ian Rogers
Prairie Schooner
Publicity Associate
Department of English
University of Nebraska Lincoln
pspublicity@unl.edu


To Build a Fire Acoustic Night

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Ralph Goodman is Off the Wall @ BOLO'BOLO, Thursday 14th November 2013 at 7:45 for 8 p.m.




Off the Wall Poetry Performing

Observatory

Thursday 14th November 2013
at 7:45 for 8 p.m.

Guest poet + open-mic session




Guest poet

Ralph Goodman


Ralph taught English at universities for a number of years. He now runs workshops which offer skills in writing, as well as the chance to map one’s life in a meaningful way. He is at present teaching creative writing (short story and poetry), as well as feminist science-fiction and satire, to adults. He does editing and proof-reading work.

He is passionate about the healing that stories can accomplish in this country.

Ralph will present a broad selection of his own poems.


Open-mic session

Guest-poet presentations last 20–40 minutes. We then take a short break followed by an open-mic session, so bring some of your own or someone else’s poetry to read, or just come and listen.
To get into the open-mic, just ask the host during the break to add your name to the list.



Bolo’bolo anarchist infoshop & coffee house,
(Observatory Bookshop, opposite Obz Café)
76 Lower Main Road,
between Station Road and Trill Road,
Observatory,
Cape Town.


R20 for snacks and a glass of red wine.

The coffee-shop will be open.







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Miss Kiki presents at Lion Corner Tavern, Wednesday 13th November 2013 at 7:30 for 8 p.m.




Miss Kiki presents

Wednesday 13th November 2013
at 7:30 for 8 p.m.

Four rocking guest poets




Your host:

Kirsten Mackie



Lion Corner Tavern
205 Lower Main Road,
(opposite Magnet Theatre),
Observatory,
Cape Town.






Map and directions.


R20 for entrance
and your first glass of red wine.





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