Open Book Festival Edit-a-Thon 2014

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The Open Book Festival Edit-a-Thon is an edit-a-thon run by both the Book Lounge (Cape Town) and Wikimedia ZA to create and improve articles on South African literature. This Wikipedia Edit–a-thon is focussed on South African Literature. The sole aim of this series of events will be to provide Wikipedia pages for as many South African authors as possible.

The first edit-a-thon will take place on the 25th July 2014 at the University of Cape Town and will last until the end of the South African Open Book Festival in September 2014.

25 July 2014 workshop[edit]

Edit-a-thon participants at the first Open Book Festival edit-a-thon at the University of Cape Town.
  • Location: A116, Arts Block, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town
  • Time & Date: 4pm - 6pm, Friday 25th July 2014.


Attendance[edit]

Pages edited[edit]

5 September 2014 build-up event[edit]

The Open Book edit-a-thon on the 5th September 2014 that took place at the Booklounge bookshop in Cape Town, South Africa.

The 2nd Edit-a-thon was held at the Booklounge on 71 Roland Street, Cape Town at 5pm to 7pm.

Attendance[edit]

20 September 2014 edit-a-thon[edit]

Time: 8pm Location: Fugard Theatre, Cape Town

Attendees[edit]

Useful[edit]

Articles to focus on[edit]

Articles to edit[edit]

Name Genre Edits made
Abdul Milazi Poet
Achmat Dangor Poet
Adam Small Novelist
Ahmed Essop Writer
Al Lovejoy Writer
Alan Scholefield Novelist
Allan James Poet
André Brink Novelist
Angifi Dladla Poet
Anne Landsman Writer
Arthur Nortje Poet
Aryan Kaganof Writer
Casparus Johan Bakkes Writer
Christiaan Mathys Bakkes Novelist
Christopher van Wyk Novelist
Crystal Warren Poet
D. J. Opperman Poet
Damon Galgut Writer
Diane Awerbuck Novelist
Diphete Bopape Writer
Douglas Livingstone Poet
Dricky Beukes Novelist
E. S. Madima Writer
Ellen Kuzwayo Writer
Elsa Joubert Writer
Emma Huismans Writer
Eric Rosenthal Novelist
Ernst van Heerden Poet
Etienne Leroux Novelist
Finuala Dowling Poet
François Bloemhof Writer
Gary Cummiskey Poet
Harold Strachan Novelist
Herman Charles Bosman Writer
I. D. du Plessis Writer
Imraan Coovadia Writer
Isabella Motadinyane Poet
Joan Metelerkamp Poet
John Christoffel Kannemeyer Writer
John van de Ruit Writer
John van Melle Novelist
K. Sello Duiker Novelist
Karen Press Poet
Kim McClenaghan Writer
Kobus Moolman Poet
Lesley Beake Novelist
Lettie Viljoen Novelist
Lewis Nkosi Writer
Liesl Jobson Poet
Lionel Abrahams Poet
Lynn Freed Writer
Mafika Gwala Poet
Makhosazana Xaba Poet
Manu Herbstein Writer
Margaret Bakkes Writer
Margie Orford Novelist
Mary Sadler Novelist
Mary Watson Novelist
Megan Hall Poet
Mhlobo Jadezweni Writer
Mike Alred Poet
Miriam Tlali Novelist
Modikwe Dikobe Poet
Mzi Mahola Poet
Niq Mhlongo Novelist
Olga Kirsch Poet
Patricia Schonstein Novelist
Riana Scheepers Novelist
Robert Homem Poet
Rolfes Robert Reginald Dhlomo Novelist
Rose Zwi Novelist
Roy Blumenthal Poet
Rozena Maart Writer
Rustum Kozain Poet
Ruth Miller Poet
Samuel Edward Krune Mqhayi Poet
Sarah Johnson Poet
Seitlhamo Motsa Poet
Shabbir Banoobhai  Poet
Sheila Meiring Fugard Writer
Sibusiso Nyembezi Writer
Sindiwe Magona Writer
Sipho Sepamla Novelist
Stephen Gray Writer
Tatamkulu Africa Poet
Tenda Madima Writer
Tony Eprile Writer
Vonani Bila Poet
William Plomer Poet
Wopko Jensma Poet
Zebulon Dread Writer
Zoë Wicomb Novelist