Daily Archives: 29/03/2017

Pretending to be an orc


Yesterday I attended my first conference here in Cape Town. Organized by the University of the Western Cape, the event – WRITING FOR LIBERTY – had guest panelists from SA and many parts of the world. I wish I had the chance to listen to all the presentations and meet the excellent delegates.

For my part, I read six poems. In the final poem I decided to have some fun and read “To be an Orc” with a gruff voice. Made them all laugh. I wonder what they all thought of it.

I can’t promise to read that same poem that way again, but if you or anyone you know will be in or around Cape Town in the following days, I’ll try my best to make it worth your while listening to my work as I promote my new book, WINGS OF SMOKE.

30 March. 19h for 19h30 – Off the Wall Poetry at A Touch of Madness Restauant in Observatory

4 April. 18h for 18h30 – Kalk Bay Books

19 May. 14h30 – 15h30 – Franschhoek Literary Festival