Crown this summer with five days of creativity, learning and great company in a breathtaking hamlet in the Overberg. You will stay in De Hoop Victorian house, where breakfast is served daily as well as a lavish long-table meal each evening. We work in the mornings with the rest of the day yours to do assignments or enjoy village life.
Your presenter, Professor Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, has two PhDs, one of which is in creative writing – the subject she also teaches at Wits University. Her approach is practical and playful. See the full programme below.
The Talking Table is based on the Greek island of Lesbos and South Africa, where owners Frederik de Jager and Douw Steyn host creative workshops for guests who stay and work together and enjoy lingering meals where good conversation is top of the menu.
Tuesday 28 January:
Arrive on your own time (but in time for dinner)
Wednesday 29 January:
Thursday 30 January:
Friday 31 January:
Saturday 1 February:
Sunday 2 February:
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen is Associate Professor and Head of Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand, editor and co-founder of Fourthwall Books, and former editor of Art South Africa magazine. She has a PhD in Literature from New York University and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has contributed to and edited many books on art, design and architecture in South Africa and has written essays on South African art and photography for magazines, journals, newspapers and books both locally and internationally. Her short stories have appeared in the journals New Contrast and Aerodrome. Her first novel, The Printmaker, published in 2016 (Umuzi) was awarded the Olive Schreiner Prize and shortlisted for the Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Award. It has been published in French. She is currently at work on her second novel, which is set in New York, Johannesburg and the Eastern Cape.
The Talking Table is a place on the beautiful port village of Molyvos on the Greek island of Lesbos where people learn, eat and talk together. Hosted by two ex-corporate South Africans, guests participating in various workshops are welcomed with warmth and generosity and given a safe environment for their creativity to flourish. Hearty long-table meals of mostly Greek food are served, while good conversation is always on the menu. A number of workshops are held in South Africa during the autumn.
Single room: R13 000
Sharing double room : R11 500
The fees include accommodation, breakfast and one longtable meal per day, and the course fee.
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