Owl House Foundation AGM and some history

Are you interested in the preservation of the Owl House? Make sure to attend the Owl House Foundation’s annual general meeting (AGM) taking place on Saturday, 10 November 2018. The meeting will be held in the OHF Boardroom in Martins Street, Nieu Bethesda, at 10:00. In the years following Helen Martins’ death, visitors would still… Continue reading Owl House Foundation AGM and some history

Guest post: A Camel Yard

A Camel Yard is a poem written years ago after the author visited the Owl House. A Camel Yard Nieu-Bethesda The dancing on the breath of a Karoo breeze words say elsewhere elsewhere. Shimmering wishes fishnetted between a Karoo sun cooling and the rising blue hieroglyphic moon, tinkling, sing for northbound caravans, for unheard music.… Continue reading Guest post: A Camel Yard

Concrete Evidence: a short story about the Owl House

The short story Concrete Evidence by Rudolph Mulder was published to Kindle posthumously by his son Ron Mulder. This weird and wonderful tale takes you on a ride to a time somewhere in the past. Two vagrants are mesmerised by the work of the old woman that gives the two a bed for the night:… Continue reading Concrete Evidence: a short story about the Owl House

In Memoriam: Dene Coetzee, OHF chairman

The small village of Nieu Bethesda has a particularly small population, and over the last few months we have suffered an immense amount of loss. Some of the greatest trees in our community was felled… suddenly and without warning. One of the esteemed members of our society who had passed away recently was Dene Coetzee,… Continue reading In Memoriam: Dene Coetzee, OHF chairman

Guest post: A poem from the Poetry Salzburg Review

This poem by Judith Wilkinson about her visit to the Owl House in Nieu Bethesda was published in the Poetry Salzburg Review. (Autumn 2017, No. 31) The poem is reprinted as a guest post with her permission below: Visiting the Owl House, Karoo Desert 1 Approach Descending the mountain road after a long day’s drive… Continue reading Guest post: A poem from the Poetry Salzburg Review

Die Uilhuis in die nuus: Buitestanderkuns

Buitestanderkuns: Die Wonderwêrelde van Miss Helen en Outa Lappies deur Melvyn Minnaar (gepubliseer in Die Burger, Julie 2017) Afrikaans het die mooi, bedeesde woord vir “Outsider”. Waar die Engels die gevoel van afsluiting, afstand suggereer, lyk “buitestander” meer na ’n filosofiese beskrywing van iemand wat sku-sku nie presies by almal en die gemeenskap inpas nie.… Continue reading Die Uilhuis in die nuus: Buitestanderkuns