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Litetary Tourism in Portugal with Hans Christian Andersen and Lord Byron PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 March 2015 12:21

It is great to see that literary tourism is growing and that people are doing exciting things with the cultural and literary capital around them.  The team at Moonluza in Portugal have been working on tours similar to our own Alan Paton and Rider Haggard trails.

Moonluza is a cultural tourism company based in Portugal and is currently developing a cycle of projects and events called Portugal through Foreigners' Eyes. This projects allow the participants to discover Portugal from a historical perspective of a celebrity that visited Portugal in the past.

The first tour on offer is the is based on Hans Christian Andersen's journey through Portugal in 1866.  It is an initiative that allows participants to experience Portugal through the eyes of the Danish ‘Father of fairy-tales’

Th tour offers a visit to Sintra, Lisbon, Setubal, Palmela, Aveiro and Coimbra. It is enriched by cultural elements, including a mini-guide based on Andersen's quotations and observations and offers an insight to Portuguese gastronomy and culture.

The second tour is still in development and is devoted to Lord Byron and the town of Sintra, which Byron visited in 1809.

Visit their for more information about these fascinating tours.

Launch of Everyday Matters: Selected Letters of Dora Taylor , Bessie Head and Lilian Ngoyiby by MJ Daymond PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 March 2015 13:51

Attention all scholars, historians, students, and general bibliophiles! Professor MJ Daymond will be launching her new book entitled Everyday Matters: Selected Letters of Dora Taylor , Bessie Head and Lilian Ngoyi, published by Jacana Media. She will be in conversation with our Project leader, Professor Lindy Stiebel at Ike's Books and Collectables at 6pm. We hope to see you there.

On the Twitter Trail: February 2015 Roundup PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:53

By Rasvanth Chunylall

Many writers have embraced twitter as a medium to engage with fans, develop their brand identities, share news stories and express their thoughts and opinions. Here are some highlights from the twitter accounts of a few KZN writers.

I am outraged at IS 'beheading' of hostage Kenji Goto. ISIS are not Muslims @MaxEbrahim @Abramjee @RediTlhabi @leftyspeaks@ewnupdates

— Nazia Peer (@PeerNazia) February 01, 2014

#AdviceForYoungJournalists Listen to your elders.. They've already forgotten what you've yet to learn!

Melissa Delport (@melissadelport) February 10, 2014

More drama at #SONA than Diary of a Guji Girl? Yikes! “@QaanitahHunter: WHAT A MESS?!!”

— Shafinaaz Hassim (@shafinaaz) February 12, 2014

Boswell Wilkie Circus reincarnated tonight in Parliament of South Africa

— Tony Leon (@TonyLeonSA) February 12, 2015

When you've been driving along, happily singing to the kids' sing-a-long CD and you suddenly realize the kids aren't in the car

— Rosamund Kendal (@Rosamundkendal) February 13, 2015

My Valentine's date is with a deadline. :) Back to the grindstone. Happy Valentine Deadline's Day to you all! #amwriting #scriptchat#film

— Janet van Eeden (@janetvaneeden) February 13, 2015

Spare a thought for all those single people suffering from #depression on #ValentinesDay

— Trevor Kleinhans (@secretsmakeusic) February 13, 2014

When certain parts of the #Media in #SouthAfrica become state controlled, to me is the start of the collapse of a #Democracy

— Trevor Kleinhans (@secretsmakeusic) February 15, 2014

Malema wants apology for being called a cockroach. I don't mind being the fly on the wall, or creepy crawly under the bench when it happens.

— Azad Essa (@azadessa) February 16, 2014

Just because you were sexually abused years ago in your childhood does not minimize the damage done.  #SexualAbuse #RevealToHeal

— Trevor Kleinhans (@secretsmakeusic) February 17, 2014

The launch went well #TheLegend #book #launch

Melissa Delport (@melissadelport) February 20, 2014

#SpyCables reveals how disconnected we can be from the truth.

— Azad Essa (@azadessa) February 23, 2014

"Corruption is like a man with his zip down, and his penis is a little bit out. It's always time to mention it", comedian Tats Mkhonza.

— Eric Miyeni (@EricMiyeni) February 23, 2015

Writers are dreamers and doers.

— Shafinaaz Hassim (@shafinaaz) February 26, 2014

Watched the cricket highlights package tonight and can't help but quote Shaun Pollock's tweet: "Floats like a butterfly. Stings like AB."

— Janet van Eeden (@janetvaneeden) February 27, 2015

Best award ceremony Ever @METROFMSA #mma15

— Minenhle Mthembu (@IamMinenhle_ZN) February 28, 2014

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