Today would have been the first day of the Open Book Festival. We would have gathered at the Fugard Theatre for the first time for a busy five days of the festival, attending events, meeting authors, buying books and getting them signed, and most importantly, listening to incredible conversations between authors we already love or […]
WEDNESDAY THE 4TH SEPTEMBER
10.00 – 11.00: NEW DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA
VENUE CHANGE – THIS EVENT IS TAKING PLACE IN THE FUGARD THEATRE
12.00 – 13.00: POLITICAL PARTY FUNDING
JAN-JAN JOUBERT EXPLORES REALISTIC OPTIONS FOR TRANSPARENCY IN THIS THORNY AREA WITH MANDISA DYANTYI (MY VOTE COUNTS), GHALIB GALANT (R2K), MOSOTHO MOEPYA (IEC) AND JOHN STEENHUISEN (DA)
14.00 – 15.00: PRODUCING […]
The nature of planning this many events is that things change!
Please be aware of the following:
WEDNESDAY THE 4TH SEPTEMBER
14.00 – 15.00: PRODUCING RELIABLE KNOWLEDGE
PUMLA GQOLA IS NOT ABLE TO JOIN US FOR THIS EVENT. NADIA SANGER IS PART OF THE PANEL
THURSDAY THE 5TH SEPTEMBER
14.00 – 15.00: TERTIARY DECOLONISATION
JONATHAN JANSEN IS UNABLE TO JOIN US FOR […]
The prelim poetry slams that culminate at Open Book Festival 2019 on the 7th September at 20.00 kick off next week (10 August).
The judges and facilitator have put together some answers to questions you may have and have also outlined the rules!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a poetry slam?
A slam is a competitive poetry competition that […]
The Open Book Festival programme is live on our website! This is always a big moment for the Open Book team, where we get to share the exciting events that will take place, so please do visit the site and see what we have planned.
As in the past, you’ll need a ticket to access all events […]
As we get closer to releasing the programme for Open Book, we are ready to reveal the next round of local authors! We are excited to announce that the following authors will be participating in the festival this year:
Rekgotsofetse Chikane, Haji Mohamed Dawjee, Caryn Dolley and Zimitri Erasmus (Race Otherwise)
Ishay Govender-Ypma, Kelly-Eve Koopman (Because I Couldn’t Kill […]
June is an exciting month for us at Open Book – we finally get to share some of the names of those who will be joining us at the festival this year! Before we get to that though, a reminder to all who are keen to submit work to #WritingMyCity that this closes on the […]
INTSHINGA PRIMARY SCHOOL RECEIVES THEIR FIRST OPEN BOXES
We were absolutely delighted to visit the Grade R classes at Intshinga Primary School in Gugulethu last week. Intshinga is the focus school of the Open Book School Library Project, and together with the teachers, we have worked to stock the boxes with relevant […]
Our City is home to a multiplicity of voices and we would love to read the story of Cape Town from each point of view! It is with this in mind that together with the public libraries, we have embarked on Cape Town Library Book: Writing my City, a day in which anyone can write […]
Please be aware that there have been changes to the programme. These are reflected on our website and on Webtickets, but not on our printed programme!
WEDNESDAY THE 5TH SEPTEMBER
20.00 – 21.00: FEMINISM IS
VENUE CHANGE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE FUGARD THEATRE
20.00 – 21.30: RIOTERS IN SESSION
VENUE CHANGE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO […]