A space for poetry on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm at A Touch of Madness, 12 Nuttall Road, Observatory, Cape Town. Also monthly on the 2nd Wednesday, at 7pm in Scarborough at the Village Hub.
Hear poetry read, recited and performed by the famous and the infamous, the known and the unknown, the electric and the eclectic. Come laugh, come cry, come be yourself…
Monday, 19 February 2018
Dawn Garisch - Off-the-Wall this Thursday 22 February 2018
Dawn Garisch has had six novels, a collection of poetry, a non-fiction work and a memoir published. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in anthologies, journals and magazines. She has had two plays and short film produced, and has written for television and newspapers. Three of her novels have been published in the UK.
In 2007 her poem Blood Delta was awarded the DALRO prize. In 2010 Trespass was short-listed for the Commonwealth prize in Africa, and in 2011 her poem Miracle won the EU Sol Plaatjie Poetry Award. In 2013 her short story What To Do About Ricky won the Short.Sharp.Story competition.
Her latest novel Accident was published by Modjaji (2017). Her third play To Get To The Moon will be on at The Masque from 14th to 24th March.
She is engaged in medical humanity initiatives and is a founding member of the Life Righting Collective. She teaches memoir writing to assist participants to heal from past trauma, and to promote compassion, community cohesion and more effective communication. She is a practising medical doctor and lives in Cape Town.
Dawn reads regularly in public (and in private to be sure.) And she loves to dance, and hike. I've the privilege to count her among my friends. Don't miss the chance to enjoy her words - visceral to be sure.