Open Book Festival Cape Town (20 - 24 September 2012)
Open Book Cape Town is an annual literary festival, the first of which took place in 2011. Round two will take place from 20 – 24 September at the Fugard Theatre and The Book Lounge.
When Mervyn Sloman and Ben Williams started talking about creating a festival, they had in mind around 60 literary events over 5 days featuring about 15 top international as well as some of the best South Africans writing today. Due to the incredible support Open Book received, the event quickly grew into a festival with over 100 events, featuring almost 100 authors.
There are three major elements to the Open Book vision.
(1) A truly international festival that attracts top writers and an audience from around the world.
(2) A fantastic showcase of the best of South African writing.
(3) Making a significant and sustainable contribution to our future by building a love of reading and books among the youth of Cape Town.
Open Book is organised in partnership with The French Institute, The DAC, Etonnants Voyageurs, The British Council, PEN, Equal Education, The District 6 Museum, The Gordon Institute of Creative and Performing Arts, The Townhouse Hotel, The Fugard Theatre, Central Library, Judith+Kevin, The Museum of African Art and The Cape Times and sponsored by Leopard’s Leap, Absa, Penguin Books, Pan Macmillan, Random House Struik, NB Publishers and Oxford University Press.
The programme for Open Book 2012 is available here. Please visit the website for more information.