If you find yourself in Grahamstown this weekend….do not miss the reading of Florence and Watson and the Sugarbush mouse by Rob Van Vuuren.
This is a beautiful children’s story about believing in yourself, accepting others as they are and the wonder of friendship.
Louisa Punt-Fouché holds a D.Phil Degree in Psychology and has more than 30 years experience as a clinical psychologist, researcher, and lecturer in the field of Jungian psychology.
Louisa is also an established visual artist, author, yoga instructor, canteadora (keeper of stories) and activist for animal rights. Three years ago she and her husband moved to the Prince Albert Valley where they live and work on the Kredouw Olive Farm. She also makes jewellery and environmentally friendly vegan olive oil products.
Some of her previous books include Webs of Enchantment and Daar is kewers in my ruggraat.
Click on the link below to learn more about this incredible author and artist.
Are you looking to adopt a dog? Support a worthy cause? Looking for a book with beautiful portraits of rescue dogs? Well…..look no further!
As animal lovers we at XNA are proud to support this amazing project.
Mutts the Book
Mutts is a coffee table book of beautiful rescue dog portraits and their inspirational stories which will be sold to raise funds for two doggy charities.
Quirky, loving, strong, spirited, loyal and special….mixed breed dogs boast all of these qualities and more. Yet, they are sadly overlooked because too many people perceive them as ordinary and somehow inferior to pure breed dogs.
The truth is that animal shelters are bursting at the seams with these unique animals but they are often the last choice to be adopted because they don’t fall into a specific breed category.
‘Mutts’ will showcase the incredible variety and beauty of mixed breed dogs and offer readers a glimpse into their great personalities, loving natures and incredible stories of second chances.
No dog lover’s coffee table will be complete without it.
To support this cause and ensure that ‘Mutts’ is available in bookstores, please see the link below.
There is something VERY exciting happening at Love Books on Saturday…..Florence and Watson and The Sugarbush Mouse will be read by none other than the hilarious Rob Van Vuuren.
Tell your friends and family and make sure you don’t miss out on this fun filled morning.
Don’t miss this amazing Book launch taking place on June 8th. Pienkes du Plessis will be talking about his journey along the Camino de Santiago and sharing experiences that are only glimpsed in his book.
Author Michael Smorenburg was recently interviewed about his incredible book ‘The Praying Nun’. Click on the link below to read about the writing process and research needed for this (true story) of the discovery and excavation of a slave ship across the backdrop of Clifton Bay!
The praying nun: an interview with Michael Smorenburg
Collective Amnesia is a poetry book that has a place in every household.
The poet Koleka Putuma’s debut collection will move you to tears, make you laugh out loud and lead you on an incredible journey of self discovery.
Follow the link below and read Bongani Madondo’s incredible review of Collective Amnesia and get your copy today!
Portrait of the poet as a young genius: Bongani Madondo reviews Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia
The incredible author Lee Herrmann has opened a comic book store in JHB which stocks all things geek!!
Tomorrow it’s heroes day and your chance to help raise money for the Sandton SPCA while dressing as your favourite hero and collecting a free comic.
Don’t miss out on this amazing fun filled day!
Author and vocal coach Christine Weir of ‘Not the Midnight Mass’ will be on lead vocals, Jono Tait (Hatchetman) on acoustic guitar, Matthew Weir (Mobbing Bali) on bass and vocals, Ingrid Salzmann on accordion, Gabriella Rivera on the Fiddle, ‘Christine Weir and The Kilts’, boasts a repertoire that will inspire and delight ‘Celtophiles’, with everything from Irish jigs and ballads, to Scottish traditional songs by Robbie Burns and Lady Nairne, and contemporary favourites like ‘Mull of Kintyre’ by Paul McCartney.
Award winning Christine Weir recently released her first book “Shut your Trap and Sing” – an instruction manual on singing techniques – her vocal expertise is apparent in this show where there is a strong focus poignant vocal lead lines and soaring harmonies provided by Matthew Weir and Jono Tait, in addition to clean acoustic guitar and traditional accordion and nimble fiddle, making it Celtic music at its best.
Please feel free to come in your Kilt! Strut your tartan! Sing along with us and enjoy an evening of Irish and Scots song! One lucky audience member will win a bottle of Scotch whiskey – no kidding!!
The event is taking place on Friday 12th May. Doors open at 6.30-Booking essential, call 021 6857377
Those of you in JHB…do not miss out on the official launch of It’s inside you
taking place this Saturday May 6th at 2pm in the Freeway Tabernacle, Protea South.
Gloria will be speaking at the event and books will be on sale!
Get your tickets today!