One down and three more quarters to go for the 2024 Bosberg Books writers

The Jakes Gerwel Foundation (JGF) and NB Publishers mentees in the Bosberg book writing mentorship kicked off the 2024 year of programmes at Paulet House last week.

The Bosberg Books mentees will travel again to KwaNojoli with their mentor/editors Suzette Myburgh for the Afrikaans writers and Angela Briggs for the English writers, at the end of May, August and bring the year of programmes at Paulet House to a close in November.

Jason Hakkiesdraad Hartman, Theolla Langenhoven, Adele Ross and Alfred T.M. (Thato) Rossouw were all smiles at the end of their first workshop. Eight hours of intense one-on-one mentoring over two days and then working on their own for 8 hours, putting into practice all that they’d learned on how to refine their manuscripts.

Theo Kemp’s photographs capture their last evening at Paulet House, as they unwind with pre-dinner sundowners, all the while being tantalised by fragrances wafting their way from Chef Gilbert van Zyl’s potjie on the coals. After dinner entertainment came from one of their own, none other than popular singer-songwriter Jason.Hakkiesdraad Hartman.

Adele Ross and Angela Briggs

Chef Gilbert van Zyl, Jason Hakkiesdraad Hartman and Theolla Langenhoven

Jason, Theolla, Alfred Thato Rossouw, Suzette Myburgh, Adele and Angela


Theolla, Adele, Angela, Thato, Suzette, and Jason


Photos: Theo Kemp

Text: JGF News

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Theo obtained his master’s degree in creative writing at Stellenbosch University. He has been involved with various projects in the arts before in his role as, among others, project manager of the Woordfees, advertising coordinator at NB Publishers, programme manager at the KKNK as well as at the Vrystaat Literature Festival and as executive director of the Breytenbach Centre in Wellington.

Theo is the author of two novels, Skool and Strafjaart.

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