Sharing poetry and hope at Mt Pleasant Library

Sharing poetry and hope at Mt Pleasant Library

Mount Pleasant Library hosted a poetry reading on Thursday, 21 September 2023 in celebration of hope, humanity and the joy of living.

The morning was a combination of poetry reading and conversation with Julie Daniels, an author from Cape Town.

Her two books, Gediggies van die Kaap, are a compilation of tongue-in-cheek poetry about life on the Cape Flats. The books were inspired by the death of her husband in 2020 and her own battle with Covid on a ventilator in the ICU.

Daniels encouraged library members to put their stories down on paper and said you will start and learn along the way. She added: “We’ve all experienced suffering and you may have lingering feelings of anger, sadness or grief from past events that you haven’t come to terms with. Getting them down on paper helps you to make sense of them and find meaning in them.”

She said she is willing to do a creative writing workshop in the area, should there be enough interest.

In addition to book readings, the Mount Pleasant Library regularly offers holiday activities for kids as well. 

The library is open from 09:30 – 17:00 Mondays to Thursdays and 09:00 – 16:30 on Fridays.

For any additional information please contact the Mount Pleasant Library on 028 313 8015 or for more information.

Overstrand Municipality's Mayco Member (MMC) for Community Services and Ward 4 Councillor, Ronald Nutt, joined Afrikaans author Julia Daniels at the Mt Pleasant Library for a morning of fun. With them are front left Sibabalo Dayimani (Yeboneer), Patty Fortuin, Junia van Tonder, Lindokuhle Wanyambuza (Yeboneer), Simnikiwe Manyeba (yeboneer) and Chrisander Williams. In the back stand Theresa Gillion, Litetia Fisher of Bargain Books, Miralda Coert, Julia Daniels, Fran Fisher, Beathur Novitzkas, Cllr Ronald Nutt, Lorraine Benjamin and librarian Princess Sibutha
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