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Nov 2019

Brian Walter at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum in Port Elizabeth

24th Nov 2019 @ 10:30 - 12:00
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum, 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape South Africa

Well-known poet from the Eastern Cape, Brian Walter, will be in conversation with literary critic and poet Dan Wylie on his new collection Allegories of the Everyday. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Brian read from and discuss his work. The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum: This event is a collaboration with the Friends of the Art Museum in the Nelson Mandela Metropole. They are an inspirational organisation that seeks to develop, enhance, preserve and celebrate the museum and who…

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Dec 2019

Beverly Rycroft will be reading with Finuala Dowling at Off the Wall

9th Dec 2019 @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Book Shoppe, Tokai Junction, Corner of Main and Tokai roads, Tokai,
Cape Town, Western Cape 7945 South Africa

About the Event: Ingrid Jonker Prize winner Beverly Rycroft will be reading with renowned author and poet Finuala Dowling at Off the Wall. Beverly will read from her new collection A Private Audience (Dryad Press, 2018) and from her award winning collection missing, recently re-launched by Dryad Press in 2019.  Don’t miss the opportunity to hear these prize winning poets read both new and existing work. About Off the Wall: The Book Shoppe in Tokai provides a space for the…

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Mar 2020

Dryad Press launches its first collection of 2020: catalien by Oliver Findlay Price

Mar 5 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Exclusive Books, Cavendish Square, Lower Mall, Cavendish Square, Vineyard Rd Cape town, Western Cape

Dryad Press, in association with Exclusive Books, is proud to announce the new collection in the Dryad Press Living Poets Series by Oliver Findlay price, catalien. This unique debut collection of poems engages with the Surrealist notion of a rebus - a puzzle device that combines images to depict a new word and which requires unexpected creative conjunctions that confuse then delight when the puzzle is resolved. The collection harnesses a liberal range of human emotions combined with a deceptively…

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Dryad Press poet Beverly Rycroft is at the US Woordfees 9 March 2020!

Mar 9 @ 15:30 - 17:00
Woordfees, Adam Small Seminar Room
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7613 South Africa

9 March 2020 at 15:30 Adam Small Seminar Room: Join Beverly Rycroft in conversation with Bibi Slippers on how her Dryad Press collections, A Private Audience and missing are woven from a personal space and time.

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Dryad Press poet Sally Ann Murray is at the US Woordfees 11 March 2020!

Mar 11 @ 15:30 - 17:00
Woordfees, Adam Small Seminar Room
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7613 South Africa

11 March 2020 at 15:30 Adam Small Seminar Room: Sally Ann Murray's collection Otherwise Occupied was published by Dryad Press in 2019 to outstanding reviews. Take this unique opportunity to hear the Chair of English at Stellenbosch University, in conversation with Joan Hambidge (literary critic, reviewer and Hofmeyr Chair in Afrikaans at the University of Cape Town) discuss her collection and read from her poems.

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May 2020

Fiona Zerbst will be reading at Off The Wall

May 18 @ 19:30
The Book Shoppe, Tokai Junction, Corner of Main and Tokai roads, Tokai,
Cape Town, Western Cape 7945 South Africa

Fiona Zerbst will be reading from her poetry collection on Monday, 18 May 2020, at Off The Wall, The Bookshoppe in Tokai.

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Jul 2020

Online Launch of Fiona Zerbst’s new collection, In Praise of Hotel Rooms

Jul 9 @ 18:00 - 19:00
Exclusive Books Online Cape Town, Western Cape

Dryad Press, in association with Exclusive Books, is proud to announce the new collection of poems, In Praise of Hotel Rooms by Fiona Zerbst. In collaboration with Exclusive Books, Dryad is excited to be hosting its first online launch. Fiona will be in conversation with writer and head of Creative Writing at the University of Pretoria, David Medalie. Register to join us on Thursday, 9 July 2020 at 18:00 by using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/ Once you register, and on the…

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Oliver Findlay Price will be reading at Off The Wall

Jul 13 @ 19:30
The Book Shoppe, Tokai Junction, Corner of Main and Tokai roads, Tokai,
Cape Town, Western Cape 7945 South Africa

Oliver Findlay Price will be reading from his poetry collection catalien on Monday, 13 July 2020, at Off The Wall, The Bookshoppe in Tokai.

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Sep 2020

Dryad Press at the South African Book Fair

Sep 11 - Sep 13

Dryad Press was the lucky recipient of a subsidy awarded by the South African Book Development Council to attend the SA Book Fair from 11-13 September 2020. Given the effects of the Covid pandemic, the event organisers have had the foresight to move the entire Fair online. Go to www.southafricanbookfair.co.za for a full events programme, where you can attend an exciting array of lectures, launches and readings. And shop online for Dryad Press books using the Special Book Fair Offer…

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Nov 2020

THE LAUNCH OF KOBUS MOOLMAN’S NEW COLLECTION, THE MOUNTAIN BEHIND THE HOUSE

Nov 12 @ 17:30 - 19:00
Exclusive Books, Cavendish Square, Lower Mall, Cavendish Square, Vineyard Rd Cape town, Western Cape

For many of us, online launches have been the way forward during the Covid pandemic. Now that we have reached Phase One, Exclusive Books are offering Dryad Press and its patrons the opportunity to host an instore launch. There will, however, be strict protocols: every person must wear a mask; there will be social distancing; screening will occur before entering the store; and the venue can only hold 50% of its capacity. This means that we can only seat 30…

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