Festival celebrates written word

Steven Boykey Sidley will be attending the festival.

The Jewish literary Festival 2018 (JLF) takes place on Sunday June 17 at the Gardens community centre, from 9am to 6pm.

Authors, poets, illustrators, journalists, writers and educators, who have a Jewish connection or are engaged with subjects of Jewish interest, will present a programme of more than 60 events, which explore a variety of genres.

Memoir, comedy, art and writing, fiction, magical stories, cyber-infidelity, poetry, women writing about women, deception, crime, politics, history, sport, food, scriptwriting, journalism and more are on the agenda. There will be panel discussions, book launches, readings and debates. Lyndall Gordon, Stephanie Urdang, Damon Galgut , SJ Naude, Dennis Davis, Albie Sachs, Jennifer Friedman, Dr Eve, Diane Awerbuck, Jane Raphaely, Ken Barris, Ian Mann, Jennifer Ancer, Jonathan Ancer, Rosemund Handler, Mandy Wiener, Anton Harber, Nechama Brodie and Rahla Xenopolous will be among those present.

A full children’s programme is on offer for ages four to 11, featuring author, teachers, entertainers and carers interacting, reading and work-shopping to keep the young ones occupied.

The Gardens community centre is home to the Jacob Gitlin Library and the Cape Jewish Chronicle, partners of the JLF.

Tickets cost R275 for adults, R100 for teenagers and R85 for children under 12 and include admission to all sessions, a lunch at Café Riteve, and access to coffee bars that will be open throughout the day. Book through Quicket or the Gitlin Library on 021 462 5088.

For a full line up of authors and the programme visit www.jewishliterary