Special Offer: Masterclass by Margie Orford

Feb 26, 2024 | News

Books on the Bay is proud to announce that internationally renowned Margie Orford will offer a once-off Masterclass at this year’s festival. Having established her reputation as South Africa’s ‘Queen of Crime’ with her Clare Hart series (which is about to have a continuing life on film), Orford has branched out with The Eye of the Beholder, a psychological thriller about sexual violence, power and perception, which has been longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award. She will be launching her memoir at Books on the Bay entitled Love and Fury (Jonathan Ball) in which domestic attachment, artistic aspiration, and feminism collide in a searing account of what it takes to commit to a life in writing.

The theme of the Masterclass is “Writing the Body.” Some of Orford’s reflections on the subject can be found here and here.

How to sign up

Send a one-page account of your work, explaining what you think this class will contribute to your current or forthcoming project, to the festival address: info@booksonthebay.co.za.

Cost: R120
When: Saturday 23 March, 2024, 10h00 to 12h00
Where: Simon’s Town Museum.

Successful applicants will be notified by email and asked to pay by EFT.

The maximum number of participants will be twelve. Sign up early.   

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