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Reading: Joan Metelerkamp at Barat House, Boston College and in conversation with Charlene Smith

The University of Cape Town Fund and Modjaji Books are delighted to invite you to meet Joan Metelerkamp. Journalist and writer, Charlene Smith will introduce Joan and be in conversation with her. Joan will also read from her work, both published and forthcoming. Please go to this link and register your attendance, so we can cater adequately. Or email me at cdhiggs at

More about Joan Metelerkamp

Joan Metelerkamp is the author of seven books of poems: Towing the Line (1992), Stone No More (1995), Into the Day Breaking (2000), Floating Islands (2001), Requiem (2003), Carrying the Fire (2005), and Burnt Offering (2009). Her eighth book, Now the World Takes These Breaths, is due out in late 2013 to be published by Modjaji Books. Joan graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1978 with a postgraduate actor’s diploma. She has worked as an actress, a lecturer, an editor of a poetry journal (New Coin 2000-2004), and as a mother, wife and poet. She lives on a family farm in the Southern Cape with her husband.

As Joan’s publisher, I am utterly grateful to Tina Barsby and Johanna Fausto for helping me set up this reading for Joan in Boston. Joan is visiting her daughter, who lives there now. Through a range of help via friends on Facebook and via email, the whole event has been arranged. Thank you to all involved.

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, 11 June 2013
  • Time: 6:30 PM for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Barat House, Boston College, Barat House, Boston College
    885 Centre Street
    Newton, MA 02459, USA
  • Guest Speaker: Charlene Smith
  • Refreshments: Come and join us for a glass of wine

Book Details
Burnt Offering


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