06-10 September 2017

Open Book Festival

06-10 September2017

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Perform for Good

Engage with Siphosethu Phikelela and Imbewu Book Club guests for an hour of ‘The Seed’ poetry production.
Joining her on stage are: Sizeka Bambelo, Palesa Mohlala, Donald Puza, Molupi Lepedi, Yamnkela Jane, Luvuyo Yhusi, Nam Magwala and Mbali Matchess
All ticket sales will go towards Khayelitsha Special School

Book tickets

INKredibles: Young Voices in Perfomance Free Event

The next generation of poets takes the stage in a multilingual session they host and curate themselves. Participants all hail from the INKredible poetry workshops for emerging adults hosted by InZync Poetry in Stellenbosch


Journeys with Poetry Free Event

Akwasi, Dean Bowen and Sjaan Flikweert were part of a 3 day exploration of spaces, language and identity. Join them speaking through their experiences with facilitator, Adrian ‘Diff’ van Wyk.
Other poets who were involved in the process will be reading their work, including Allison-Claire Hoskins, Faye Kabali-Kagwa, Xolisa Mbeleko, Thabiso Nkoana and Katleho Shoro.