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September 11, 2016

Delighted that this short piece about National Women's Day in South Africa has been published by the Dangerous Women Project

See here for the text of the article.

August 17, 2016

Last year my writing friend June and I hosted a memoir writing workshop. We had a great  day sharing stories. There was an intensity to the writing and an urgency in the narratives that confirmed what we had felt when we had planned the workshop: that writers intereste...

July 10, 2016

When I was around 12 or 13 I travelled with my father back to his birthplace, a farm in Riviersonderend in the North Cape (translated from Afrikaans, it means: River without end). It was a strange journey and I have tried a number of times to capture his sense of disap...

October 26, 2015


 Life Writing Workshop

Saturday 28th November.10am-4pm. ‘The Practice’ 17 Park Circus Place, G3 6AH


Last month I attended the Memoir Course at Moniack Mhor and came back excited to share some of the ideas from this week with other writers. While on the course I met an...

September 25, 2015

Memoir Course -  Moniack Mhor – Sept 2015


Memoir Course -  Moniack Mhor – Sept 2015

In September I attended the Memoir course with Janice Galloway and Jennie Erdal at Moniack Mhor. Our guest speaker was Candia Macwilliam. I did not really know what to expect when I enro...

June 28, 2015

Joyce Carol Oates - Short Review of 'A Widow's Story'


I have come to JCO lately, and this memoir is breathtaking in its ability to analyse in minute detail the emotional response to the sudden and unexpected death of her husband, Ray Smith who was an academic and edito...

May 31, 2015

Andre Dubus III – Townie: A Memoir


Let's get this out the way at the start, yes, he is the son of the esteemed short story writer Andre Dubus II, a fact that is really quite difficult to get out of the way, as his father’s presence looms over the shoulder of the young...

May 31, 2015

 I recently attended a book event where two well established young South African writers were reading. Everything proceeded well, until at the end of the event, we were told that there was a ‘surprise’ in store for us. Indeed. The surprise took the form of a young Sout...

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