The WALE Book Fair 11 — 14 May 2011

From the Press Release: “A Book Fair with a line-up of authors and booksellers par excellence. We envisage a literary experience of Homeric proportions for all lovers of the spoken word.

We’ve divided the focus into: – Panel discussions with selected authors – Exhibitions – Sales booths – Poetry readings – Readings and signings – And even a central reading / browsing area. Wednesday 11 May- Wits University Press, Graduate Seminar Room, SW Engineering Building, Stranger at Home (launch) by Ashlee Neser; 17:30 — 18:30 – Wits Writing Centre, Room 120, S W Engineering Building, The Pump Room by Allan Kolski Horwitz: 18:30 — 19:30 Thursday 12 May- Wits Writing Centre, Writing Centre, Wartenweiler Library, People Power coordinated by Pam Nichols: 16:30 — 18:30 – Wits University Press, Room 120, S W Engineering Building, Eating from One Po t (launch) by Sarah Motsoetsa: 17:30 — 18:30 – WitsMusic, Graduate Seminar Room, S W Engineering Building, Orchestras and New Music- debate, chaired by Professor Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph:18:00 — 19:30 Friday 13 May- Wits Writing Centre, Room 120, S W Engineering Building, I will forget when I am Dead; 17:30 — 18:30 – Wits Writing Centre, Seminar Room, S W Engineering Building, Roots and Branches (Poetry CD) arranged by Pam Nichols: 19:00 — 20:00 Saturday 14 May- Anton Harber, Launch of Diepsloot (a non-fiction work), Graduate Seminar Room, S W Engineering Building, 10:30 — 11:00 – School of Literature & Language Studies, Graduate Seminar Room, S W Engineering Building, Authors Book Launch ( Prof Anton Harber, Dr Véronique Tadjo, Dr Chris Thurman, Prof Anette Horn, Prof Pumla Gqola, Andie Miller — chaired by Michael Titlestad) ; 11:00 — 12:30 – Mail & Guardian, Graduate Seminar Room, S W Engineering Building, Panel Discussion — Literary criticism in South Africa, chaired by Shaun De Waal; 13:00 — 14:00 – School of Literature & Language Studies, Room 120, S W Engineering Building, Veronique Tadjo Round Table Discussion; 13:30 — 15:00 – Poetry Readings, Graduate Seminar Room, S W Engineering Building, Peter Horn, Richard Fox; 14:30 — 15:30 – Journalism, Graduate Seminar Room, S W Engineering Building, Personal Histories- panel discussion (Ufrieda Ho, David Beresford- chaired by Rehana Rossouw, Business Day ); 16:00 — 17:00 Booksellers: Boekehuis Bookdealers Xarra Books Free parking is available in Senate House after 16:30; the entrance is on Jorissen Street, Braamfontein.Enquiries: 011 717 1376 / “