Programme and Reservations

Photo Credit:  Murray Williams

8-11 August 2024 Festival

Please reserve for all events even if they are free. Walk-ins are welcome but a place cannot be ensured.

Payment is to the venue on arrival at the venue for most of the events. Events can be cancelled without notice.

Venues such as the Drama Factory and Flagstone require pre-payment. Where pre-payment is required this arrangement is between you and the venue, and their terms and conditions will apply. All meals and drinks offered at the various venues are the responsibility of the venue and are subject to their usual terms and conditions.

Please note this programme regarding the authors speaking at the venues is subject to change without prior notice.

Thank you for helping the Helderberg to create its own unique festival and for supporting our authors and our lovely local venues. Enjoy!

Thursday 8 August Somerset West

TIMEAUTHOREVENTTICKETSINCLUDESVENUESBOOKINGS
10h00-11h00Brenda Clur Brenda chats about her recipes for dogsR100.Tea/coffee & scone. Dogs welcome outside.Sage & Thyme
Caledon St
Book Now
14h00-16h30Writing mentor Dorian HaarhoffWriting WorkshopR290.Drinks/food for own accountTop Stix
16 Dirkie Uys Rd
Book Now
15h00-16h00Cathy DonaldFrom Ideas to Pages: My published booksR125.Berry Puree blini and coffeeCafe 1865.
1 Drama St
Book now
16h00-17h00Sarah PrinceSarah chats about Anguish to AwakeningR100.Tea/coffee & sconeSage & Thyme Caledon StBook Now
16h30-18h00Louise ChiatUsing your multiple brain to make wise decisionsR150.Aperitivo & glass of wine Morgenster Tasting Room Book now

Friday 9 August Women's Day Gordons Bay

TIMEAUTHOREVENTTICKETSINCLUDESVENUESBOOKINGS
10h00-11h30Maureen GirdlestoneMaureen chats about A Sailor’s WifeR125.Breakfast buffet
Members discount
Yacht Club Old HarbourBook Now
10h00-11h00 Festival organiser Leslie Downie & Bibliophile Graham GilesLeslie and Graham chat about collaborative self publishingR70.Coffee/tea/sherryThirsty Oyster
Old Harbour
Book now
10h00-11h30Theresa van EdeTheresa chats about Stardust Stories - Overcoming AdversityR100.Tea & signature sweet waffleWaffle Cafe
33 Beach Rd
Book now
13h00-15h00Dorian HaarhoffDorian chats about how a writing mentor works for you R155.Lunch buffet
Members discount
Yacht Club
Old Harbour
Book Now
12h30-14h30Dr Michele van NiekerkMichele chats about creative writing and tapping the benefits of neurodivergenceR200.Beef burger, mushroom sauce & chips / Chicken korma curry with Basmati rice & wineCafe Zest
75 Beach Rd
Book Now
16h00-17h30Leila Summers of Pure Ink Press & Janet Bytheway Introduced by Murray WilliamsLeila and Janet chat about writing and publishing a
children's book
R140.Signature savoury waffle & glass wine/beer/coffeeWaffle Cafe
33 Beach Rd
Book Now
17h00-18h30Melanie WillissSoubhiyé: poems in the pre-dawnR60.Glass of wine 185 on Beach
185 Beach Rd
Book Now
17h00-18h30Greg BertishGreg Bertish chats about his Little Optimist books and the sailing academyR100.
kids R65.
Members discount
Chicken strips & glass wine/juice. Kids 2 mini pizzas & juiceYacht Club
Old Harbour
Book Now
17h30-19h30Angela Heslop Hermanus History Interest GroupAngela chats about SJ du Toit: forerunner of historical self publishingR200.Beef burger, mushroom sauce & chips / Chicken korma curry with Basmati rice & wineCafe Zest
75 Beach Rd
Book Now
10h00-17h00Book TableBook TableGordons Bay TourismMonarch Building Sir Lowrys St

Saturday 10 August Strand : Paardevlei and Drama Factory

TIMEAUTHOREVENTTICKETSINCLUDESVENUEBOOKINGS
10h00-11h00 David EastmentDavid chats about Dad UnpreparedR120.Proseco & canapésFlagstone Winery WR Quinan Blvd PaardevleiBook Now
10h00-10h45 Marketer Cathy KellyThree steps to shift from story teller to story sellerR160.Drinks/coffee for own accountDrama Factory 10 Comprop, Henry Vos Cl, Asla CresBook Now
11h00-11h45 Michalsons Giles Inc attorneysWhat indie authors need to know about copyrightR200.Drinks/coffee for own accountDrama Factory 10 Comprop, Henry Vos Cl, Asla CresBook Now
12h00-12h45 Michalsons Giles Inc attorneysThe legalities of writing with AIR200.Drinks/coffee for own accountDrama Factory 10 Comprop, Henry Vos Cl, Asla CresBook Now
12h00-14h00 Jacqui BurnettMy journey self-publishing a memoir and selling over 5,000 copies.R220.Glass of wine & lunch main (2 options by chef Mo)Flagstone Winery WR Quinan Blvd PaardevleiBook Now
12h00-13h00 Shiloh NooneShiloh chats about The Seekers Guide to the Rhythms of YesteryearFree - reservations advisableDrinks/meals for own accountTriggerfish Brewery WR Quinan Blvd PaardevleiBook Now
14h00-14h45 Blue Weaver book distributorsHow a distributor markets your book to the tradeR160.Drinks/coffee for own accountDrama Factory 10 Comprop, Henry Vos Cl, Asla CresBook Now
14h00-16h00 Cape Talk radio Tessa van StadenTessa chats to Roger Chennells, Owen Dean, Hugh GurnellFree - reservations advisableDrinks/meals for own accountTriggerfish Brewery WR Quinan Blvd PaardevleiBook Now
15h00-16h00Stefan SchutteStefan chats about The Last Jukebox HeroesR120.Cheese & charcuterieFlagstone Winery WR Quinan Blvd PaardevleiBook Now
15h30-17h30 Print on Demand self-publishing service provider Turn your manuscript into a masterpiece and enjoy global distributionR250.Drinks/coffee for own accountDrama Factory 10 Comprop, Henry Vos Cl, Asla CresBook Now
16h00-17h00Herman VeitchGetting up Again Book LaunchR60.Glass of wine. Meals for own accountDe Brasserie 160 Beach RdBook now
17h00-19h30 Carmen BurlsFrom Foraging to Feast: A Memoir of Passion, Sustainability, and FoodR250.Glass of wine & signature main dish by chef Mo.Flagstone Winery WR Quinan Blvd PaardevleiBook Now
11h00-17h00Book tableBook table and signingTriggerfish

Sunday 11 August Somerset West and Golden Eye

TIMEAUTHOREVENTTICKETSINCLUDESVENUESBOOKINGS
12h00 - 14h00Steve ChadwickSteve chats about stories, mysteries and legends of the Hottentots Holland mountainsR130.Glass of wine. Special menu for attendees who wish to book for lunchErinvale Golf Club Lourensford RdBook Now
12h00 - 13h00Media personality Renette VoslooRenette en Riku Lätti gesels oor Die Rooitamatie Storie se ou en nuwe spoorR80.Glass wine/beer/juiceGolden Eye Erf 226 Raithby, off R44Book Now
13h00 - 14h00Dine at Golden EyeLunchR120.Renette se chicken prego Golden Eye Erf 226 Raithby, off R44Book Now
14h30 - 15h30Elizabeth Rowan & Madine SwartElizabeth & Madine gesels oor n Goue Lint en Flora se Geheime TaalR80.Glass wine/beer/juiceGolden Eye Erf 226 Raithby, off R44Book Now
11h30-14h30Book tableBook table and signingsGolden Eyeoff the R44

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