Friday, October 7, 2011

Bloody Parchment event, 2011

It’s October, which means it’s time to carve your pumpkins and stock up on sweet treats for Halloween. The South African HORRORFEST’s BLOODY PARCHMENT literary chapter will open the 7th annual instalment of Cape Town’s ultimate Halloween festival on October 26.

It will once again take place at the Book Lounge – 71 Roeland Street, 5.30pm for 6pm. Dress up as your favourite ghoul, witch, wizard or monster and join us for a literary evening of chills and shivers as local authors such as Lauren Beukes, Sarah Lotz, SA Partridge, Carine Engelbrecht and Brett Bruton, share dark, macabre or downright spooky tales. In addition we also bring together the masterminds of local horror in a panel, so here’s your chance to hear what they have to say about what special brand of terror South Africans are bound to unleash in print and film. As if this isn’t enough incentive to attend, prizes will be awarded to the best costumes (including Penguin books and Phantom Sambuca).

The film chapter of the HORRORFEST and alternative market will be hosted at The Labia Theatre (Orange Street, Gardens). See

For further enquiries, email or call 082 958 3631. Visit Bloody Parchment at:
Free download of the first Bloody Parchment short story anthology at:
RSVP with the Book Lounge on 021 462 2425.

Read more about short story competition here.

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