Jewish Literary Festival 2020
Third edition of the Jewish Literary Festival
The Jewish Literary Festival (JLF) is a one-day event for lovers of literature and Jewish life. Taking place in the centre of Cape Town at the Gardens Community Centre, home to the iconic Jacob Gitlin Library, SA Jewish Museum, and Cape Town Holocaust Centre, join us from 10h00 to 17h00 on Sunday March 15 as we engage with more than 70 wordsmiths, poets, journalists, filmmakers and educators over more than 40 sessions. Our presenters all have some Jewish connection, are engaged with subjects of Jewish interest or have a way with words and, with multiple sessions running simultaneously throughout the day, the organisers offer genres that cover fiction, sport, food, memoir, politics, journalism, the arts and more - a wide choice to suit all tastes.
We are delighted to announce that amongst the list of outstanding authors you can hear from and meet are award-winning UK author Thomas Harding, Australian writers Joanne Fedler and Alan Landau, Jonny Steinberg and Tamar Hodes from the UK as well as local literary luminaries Joanne Jowell, Steven ‘Boykey’ Sidley, Jonathan Ancer, Alan Paton Award winner Terry Kurgan and many more. Any of our authors will be more than happy to autograph their books, all of which will be on sale on site through The Book Lounge, our associated bookseller.
A fully supervised children’s programme for ages 4 to 11 years old will keep the youngsters occupied and will be held at the Gardens Commercial High in partnership with the PJ Library and in collaboration with Herzlia, Middle and High School pupils.
1.00 - 3.00 Outdoor fun with a sports coach for all age-groups in the Gardens Commercial High School playground
Books for All continued
7-11 yr olds Shtetl Story with Miriam Schiff – Shtetl in the Jewish Museum
12.00 4-6 yr olds Stories in the Jacob Gitlin Children’s Library with Janine Rodgers
7-11 yr olds Books for All with Herzlia Facilitators – Gardens Commercial High School
11.00 4-6 yr olds Story Walks with Herzlia Helpers – Jacob Gitlin Library
PJ Library Reading and Activity Room for all age groups – Gardens Commercial High School
7 - 11 yr olds Shtetl Story with Nicole Levin – Shtetl in the Jewish Museum
10.00 4-6 yr olds Music Stories with June Hayman – Gardens Commercial High School
Snacks and water will be provided for the children.
The Jacob Gitlin Children’s Library will host the story times, while other activities will take place in the Gardens Commercial High School - access to these classrooms being through the Jacob Gitlin Library.
In collaboration with PJ Library and Herzlia Middle and High School pupils the programme runs from 10h00 to 13h00 but the play room will stay open until the end of the day.