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Upcoming Events…

Things on the Open Book front have been busy – and not just in preparation for the festival later this year (17 – 21 September). From exciting sessions at Westridge High School through to several great events happening in the near future, 2014 is turning out to be an unbelievable year!

The amazing Central Library team has joined forces with Open Book to work on Pulp Fiction – The Saga Continues. Join us on the 10th of March at 10.00 to celebrate the reopening of the library following their renovations as well as the unveiling of our most recent book installation. Thanks to donations from Penguin SA and New Africa Books, we have been able to build an incredible book maze – be sure to come down and see it. Thanks also to Keri Muller, book artist extraordinaire for her beautiful contributions! As always, librarians as well as members of the public will break the installation down, but this will only happen on the 26th of March.

The 25th of March sees Archbishop Desmond Tutu visiting Central Library in Cape Town. He will be reading from his recently published children’s book, Let there be Light. Aimed at little ones, we expect a great turn out! Please RSVP to Akeela Gaibie at

And if that’s not enough, we have a new partner in foodie, Jade de Waal! Together with her, we are planning several fun food jams, the proceeds of which will go towards the Open Book Library Project. The first of these will happen on the 20 March and will feature Toni Stuart, a poet whose skill behind a mic is not to be missed. Book your place by mailing For more information about Food Jams, and the events Jade organises, click here.

If you would like further details about the festival or events through the year, please contact Frankie (

More news soon!
The Open Book Team

Open Book is organised in partnership with The Fugard Theatre, The District 6 Museum, The Townhouse Hotel, Equal Education, The Bookery, The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, British Council, The French Institute, Central Library, PEN SA, The Goethe Institute, Nederlands Letterfonds, UCT Creative Writing Department and sponsored by Leopard’s Leap, Penguin Books, Pan Macmillan, Random House Struik, NB Publishers and Jonathan Ball.