Archive for September, 2008

Man, it’s the Booker Prize

bill-bryson-shakespeare-the-world-as-a-stageThe 2008 Man Booker Prize longlist has been announced and I’m sure we’ll be delving into some of them in The Crafty Writer Book Club soon. If you haven’t already done so, please drop by this month’s Book Club discussion which looks at Bill Bryson’s delightful Shakespeare: the World as a Stage. Next month we will look at Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which was shortlisted for last year’s Man Booker. So now, without further ado – drum roll please – here is this year’s longlist:
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Cape Town workshops – Hout Bay!

Cape Town creative writing workshopsThere has been such an overwhelming response to The Crafty Writer Creative Writing Workshops that are going to take place in Stellenbosch on Saturday 13 September, that we’ve decided to add another date and venue. The following Saturday 20 September will see The Crafty Writer road show move to Hout Bay for a repeat of the Stellenbosch workshops.
Venue: 6 Vineyard Way, Berg-en-Dal, Hout Bay.
Time: 10am

As some of the people who have signed up for Stellenbosch would prefer to move over to Hout Bay, there are now some places still available for the 13th, so please contact us for registration and payment details.

Shakespeare: the World as a Stage

bill-bryson-shakespeare-the-world-as-a-stageThis month’s Crafty Writer Book Club discussion is Shakespeare: the World as a Stage by Bill Bryson. For those of you new to The Crafty Writer, once every two months (give or take) we discuss a best-selling book from a writer’s perspective. If you’re just visiting the site and haven’t participated in one of our Book Clubs before, just jump right in and leave your comments in the section below. As this is our first non-fiction book we will divide our discussion under the following headings:

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