The 8th annual Open Book Festival from September 4-8 will be honouring the best in South African literature. The popular five-day literary festival aims to showcase South African writing across multiple genres, attract top authors from around the world, as well as promote the joys of reading to the wider public.

As always, the Open Book Festival will run multiple events concurrently across three venues: the Fugard theatre, District Six Museum Homecoming Centre, and The Book Lounge. Local and international storytellers, writers, journalists and academics will be hosting interesting literary discussions across the various locations. Guests have the choice of over 100 events including over 100 authors to choose from across the 5 days. The Open Book Festival focuses on drawing a representative audience, hosting #CocreatePoetica to honour rap, poetry and spoken word, as well as an Open Book Comics Fest, making sure that there is something for everyone.

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Date: September 4
Time: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Cost: FREE

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