The monthly Mondays @ 6 at St Clements in Musgrave starts up this evening (January 9) with readings from Pieter Scholtz’s new book, Metaphor.
“The original title was A Story in Search of an Author,” explains Scholtz. “After several misnomers, I decided to re-name my story Metaphor.
“The most memorable example of the power of metaphor for me was in a film about the poet Pablo Neruda, entitled Il Postino. The postman in question wooed the daughter of a tyrannical mother by using the love poetry of Pablo Neruda as his own. The outraged mother drags her daughter before the priest with the words: “My daughter has been seduced ... by the metaphor!”
“Amongst other things it has some wise and witty aphorisms by Einstein,” says Scholtz – such as “Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity and I’m not sure about the universe.”
The readings will be done by Scholtz and Jane Ross.
The programme for the next three months is as follows:
February 6: Shomon - Our songbird is back again to captivate, charm and entrance you
March 6: Haiku. Mari Pete, Pat Louw and Pieter Scholtz share a new book of haiku poems on which they have collaborated
April 3: Readings from Pieter Scholtz’s latest book: Learning To Fly read by Jane Ross and Pieter Scholtz. NB: This is not an instruction manual!
St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays @ Six run between 18h00 and 19h00. Table bookings are essential on 031 202 2511. There is no cover charge but there is a donations box to support presenters.