If you’ve ever been romanced by a book you’ll know that it’s quite the whirlwind experience. Whether you started off as friends and it gradually grew into something more or you loved it from the first paragraph, the middle of the relationship is always the most addictive and the heartbreak is inevitable when you reach the end. Celebrate your love for books and perhaps begin a new romance at the Midlands Literary Festival with today’s Groupon two entry tickets valid for the duration of the festival and two meal tickets for R120. If the closest you’ve recently come to an intellectual soiree is the red winesoaked argument you had with your flatmate about hidden meanings in “Poker Face” – you best treat yourself to this amazing spectacle of cultural creativity. Taking place in the magical Midlands Meander, the festival is an opportunity to start your spring with a step in the right direction and band together in appreciation of some of South Africa’s most talented writers. This year, the festival features some of South Africa’s most exciting new literary talent, including Sunday Times Literary Award finalist, Shaida KazleAli who will showcase her novel Not a fairy tale and winner, Sifiso Mzobe, whose novel Blood at Bay has whipped up a storm of critical acclaim. Listen in wonder as Jude Chris Nicholson speaks on the remarkable story of Papwa, get deep with Dr Ian Player or enjoy the enthusiastic musings of bestselling authors, Darryl David and Phillippe Menache as they talk about 101 Country Churches of SA. You can even expect a few appearances by sports stars such as Dan Retief, whose engaging book, The Springboks and the Holy Grail, will interest even the most indifferent sports fans. Whether you’re an imposing intellectual, a fanatical fantasy fan or the most basic of booklovers, join in on this exciting event, celebrate South Africa’s budding bunch of freshly ground talent and lend your ears to the lifelong lessons of literary legends. Intellectual musing Before paper became commercial, controversial authors and writing renegades would write their work on their bodies and, while covering up in a coat, meet up with their handpicked readers allowing them to view their writing. As clever as this was, police would often arrest them because it looked like they were flashing people. Coupons from Groupon Tickets Event Tickets Fairs Art Exhibitions Tickets Durban Durban Event tickets Fairs Durban Art exhibitions Durban Further deals in this category 1. Pay R32 instead of R80 Visit the award winning Grand Designs Live Show 2011 save 60% 2. The gift of giving this Christmas Make a child’s dream come true and donate R80 towards Reach for a Dream Foundation 3. Pay R140 for a single trip between Johannesburg and Durban, with additional pick up/drop off points at Pietermaritzburg and Pretoria with joziXpress, valued at R295 save 53% 4. TWO TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE TO WATCH ANDRE THE HILARIOUS HYPNOTIST AT THE TEATRO, MONTE CASINO 5. Pay R150 for tickets to see both Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Lost in the Stars at the Artscape Theatre, valued at R300 save 50% Further deals in this city 1. Pay R71 for two 200g rump steaks and a draught, cool drink or a glass of house wine for each person at the Jackie Horner Pub Grill, valued at R178 save 60% 2. Pay R180 for a body wrap and full body polish worth R770 at African Sensations save 77% 3. Pay R199 for a detox with a Colon Hydrotherapy treatment at Kusabana Exclusive Wellness Spa, valued at R450 save 56% 4. Pay R170 instead of R340 for a deep tissue back massage and an Indian head massage at The Oasis Body, Skin and Relaxation Clinic save 50% 5. Enjoy the health benefits of the ocean with an Advanced Thalgo facial for R67 at Camelot Spa save 50% Further deals in South Africa 1. Save 50% on your choice of a breakfast OR lunch or dinner for two at La Rocca 2. Pay R99 for a fish nibble and pedicure at Le Fish spa, valued at R249 save 60% 3. Pay R199 for a nonsurgical face lift treatment at Placécol Beauty Centre save 50% 4. Pay R65 instead of R130 for two rump, egg and chips lunches at Chingada’s Mexican Cantina save 50% 5. Save up to 65% on a cut, treatment and blowdry with optional Aromapheraplytic Indian Head Massage at Divas and James Hair Salon Further deals in other categories 1. Pay R99 for a 20page A5 photobook with photos accessed directly from your Facebook account including delivery, valued at R270 2. Pay R449 for a 1 night stay for 2, including massage and breakfast, worth R1500 at Thyme Wellness Spa and Guest House save 70% 3. Pay R150 for a 10visitcard at the Toyota MTN Cycle Park save 50% 4. Pay R589 for a Crumpler Cupcake Backpack OR Pay R299 for a Built Camera Bag OR Pay R249 for an iPad 1 2 cover from Buycool save up to 56% 5. Save on an iHome iP1 Speaker System or iP56 Rechargeable Portable Stereo System, including delivery
Pay R120 for two entry tickets to the Midlands Literary Festival and Art Exhibition, including two meal tickets, valued at R240 (save 50%)
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In a Nutshell
Save 50% on two entrance tickets for the duration of the Midlands Literary Festival and Art Exhibition Includes two meal tickets to the value of R60 each Meet and be inspired by South Africa’s literary talent
The Fine Print
Groupon valid for three day duration of festival: 26, 27 and 28 August 2011 Festival times: Friday, 15:00 to 20:30; Saturday and Sunday, 09:00 to 16:00 Festival takes place at Yellowwood Café in Howick Groupon valid for two tickets only Redemption only on presentation of individual printed Groupon(s) Groupon only issued and valid once deal closes Terms & Conditions apply Limited number available Groupon not redeemable with in-store Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.