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Friday, February 22, 2013


After several months of hibernation, the St Clements Mondays @ Six programme is up and running and promising patrons to assail their senses once more with magical moments.

Also forming part of the programme is the launch of the 2013 version of the Short Story Competition. After the success of the inaugural competition in 2011 which invited submissions of short stories of no more than 100 words, it has been decided to make this an annual event to coincide with the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere.

The 2013 competition follows last year’s format and there will again be awards for the top submissions with an opportunity for all contributors to read their stories at the awards evening.

Guidelines: exactly 100 words (excluding title). Stories of more or less than 100 words will be disqualified. Entries must state author’s name and word-count. Use large font eg. Times New Roman, 14 pt and email to

No more than seven submissions per person will be accepted and stories submitted for previous competitions will not be considered. Closing date is June 3, 2013.

Stories will be adjudicated by David Basckin and authors’ names will be deleted for adjudication. The author of the winning story will receive a presentation box of wine or an electric coffee percolator and the top ten stories will be published in le petit déjeuner 3, comprising a selection of 50 short stories. All stories will be read at St. Clements on the two Mondays following the presentation.

The 2013 season Mondays @ Six starts on February 25 with Songs of Innocence and of Experience (Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul). Pieter Scholtz will show selected slides of William Blake’s Illuminated poems. He will read the poems and discuss the Illustrations which Blake intended should be viewed together with the poems.

This presentation is a rare opportunity toexperience some of Blake’s memorable poems in their ‘illuminated’ state, in full colour.

St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays @ Six run between 18h00 and 19h00. Booking is advised on 031 202 2511. There is no cover charge but there is a donations box to support presenters.