What’s on – July 2017


1.Pringle Bay

Your Life, your Movie
Sat 24 June 09.30 – 16.30 R460
Life is a tragedy viewed close up and a comedy in the long shot (Charlie Chaplain)

Imagine directing your life as a film.
How would you work out the story board/line? How would you start it – with what dramatic sequence? What songs and theme music would you include? The Grateful Dead? Mozart? What visual artist might feature? Frida Kahlo? Marc Chagal? Who would some of the other characters/antagonists be? Memorable meals? Rooms at home or abroad vibrating with energy? Street scenes? How has your world view changed over the years? What symbols carry power for you? How would you represent them? What angles, lighting? What close-ups? How would you use the zoom? Where would you cut certain scenes? And the ending… and rolling credits?

This workshop will respond all to these questions.

Who should attend? anyone who:
 is writing autobiography, biography or fiction ..whatever
 wants to view their life though a different lens
 loves the larger than ‘lifeness’ of film and relishes the movies

I love the generation film/ that spans the forehead /of a family line. / the wheel spins hair/ on a ninety minute reel,/forming fluff, now blond /now old then grey,/ now silver shade/ sewn on a wintry head. (Cinematic Speed –Dorian)

Dorian is the purest storyteller …Archetypes cling to his coat tails and hide in his book-bag hoping for a mention in his next work. Every creative writer should work with Dorian. Like Pilates for creative spirits, he re-awakens the story loving child within. I cannot recommend this event too highly (Tess Fairweather)

Venue: 345 Hangklip Rd Pringle Bay
Bookings: Anna Maria 082 900 9106 [email protected]

2. Somerset West

The Magic Carpeters Writing Group R680 (6 sessions)
Last Wed evening of every month 6.30–9.30 …. we meet in an art studio. Writing exercises, conversation, energy, soup and wine. .Beginners are welcome.. make writing friends …. Current theme: we write in response to the novel, Hector and the Search for Happiness by François Lelord, a French psychiatrist . next meet Wed 28 June

3. Malmesbury

Oom Schalk Lourens Alive (H C Bosman) Leopards, Stargazing, Peach brandy, Love potions — a Fundraiser for Malmesbury Museum
Tues 27 June
Contact Pam Kolbe [email protected]
I will regale you with tales of the Oom’s antics with leopards, stargazing, peach brandy, love potions and marathons.

July 2017 letter