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day of the imprisoned writer

Day of the Imprisoned Writer

by Nina Geraghty
12th November 2018

One of the most important dates on PEN’s international calendar, PEN South Africa and the Institute for Creative Arts – ICA are hosting a...

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Cliff-hangers: a reading event

by Lucy Alexander
14th October 2018

The Life Righting Collective presents Cliff-hangers: extraordinary stories written by ordinary people. A story reading event which will leave you...

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Video Review: Always Another Country

by Linda
9th October 2018

In this video, Linda Kaoma reviews Sisonke Msimang’s critically acclaimed “Always Another Country”. In this memoir, Sisonke writes about her...

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Dawn at the Tokai Library

by Linda
9th October 2018

Tokai Library presents Dawn Garisch on Thursday 25th October at 6pm.  ...

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Film review: The Ellen Pakkies Story

by Giles Griffin
1st October 2018

Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story directed by Daryne Joshua and scripted by Amy Jephta, released September 2018 If you’re daunted...

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Anthology review by Arja Salafranca

by Nina Geraghty
26th September 2018

Fabulously tantalising and detailed review by Arja Salafranca in Business Live yesterday.  ...

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Anthology Review: “WOW!”

by Nina Geraghty
24th September 2018

  I have now had a chance to read the first Anthology of SA stories from the Life Righting Collective,...

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Snow Bossies

by Hermien de Vos
20th September 2018

My mcgregor poetry experience is interwoven with my mother like the grapevines and vinke veld and rietjies of her tongue...

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Cliché alert: our very glowing first review

by Giles Griffin
16th September 2018

Thank you to Helen Grange, the Argus and Independent Newspapers for this very positive review. Now tell everyone you know...

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Doses of verse in McGregor

by John Cartright
12th September 2018

Poetry was a pretty good excuse to spend time together in McGregor. Cute, reinvigorated (for some) village with earnest groupies...

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On my way to McGregor

by Beauty Bokwani
12th September 2018

My sleep was disturbed from the day Dawn told me that we are going to McGregor. I kept on waking...

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Book review: Killing Karoline

by Giles Griffin
11th September 2018

A memoir with a series of grim and bizarre twists that, true to life writing, is way stranger than fiction....

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On publishing poetry

by Dawn Garisch
7th September 2018

Last month, 18 LRC members read their poetry - many from the anthology - at the McGregor Poetry Festival...

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Dawn on FMR: People of Note

by Nina Geraghty
23rd August 2018

Fine Music Radio’s Rodney Trudgeon interviews Dawn about the LRC and our anthology.  Very juicy listening and you get to...

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Lerato Lehlabathe is our top book seller!

by Lucy Alexander
7th August 2018

No one has sold as many copies of ‘This is How it is’ as Lerato Annie Lehlabathe, one of our...

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Anthology Review “I loved every bit of it!”

by Nina Geraghty
4th August 2018

  We’re getting such lovely feedback that we simply have to share… “Just wanted to let you know that I’ve...

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Anthology Review “I was blown away…”

by Nina Geraghty
1st August 2018

Making us proud! “Just a quick note to tell you how much I enjoyed the launch of ‘This is how...

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Launch at the Women Zone library

by Linda
25th July 2018

Date: Saturday 28 July Time: 14:00 to 15:00 Venue: Woman Zone Library, ground floor, Artscape RSVP: dawn@liferighting.com or info@womanzonect.co.za For more...

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Book launch in Port Elizabeth with Fogarty’s

by Linda
18th July 2018

The Life Righting Collective and Fogarty’s Bookstore invite you to the Nelson Mandela Bay launch of the anthology “This Is...

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Play review: #JustMen – not just a play

by Giles Griffin
16th July 2018

We felt this production deserved a review because its very reason for being is life righting...

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Book review: Karoo and other stories

by Mary Bock
14th July 2018

It is not often that an author is prepared to unveil the creative process of his writing as the playwright Athol Fugard has done...

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