Due to COVID-19, Open Book 2020 is cancelled.
Keep an eye out for our Open Book Podcast series in October 2020!



Join the Book Lounge & the Fugard Theatre
5 – 9 September 2018

With less than a month to go before our programme goes live, excitement is mounting on our side!

Before that though, we are delighted to share news about the annual wine label competition run by our headline sponsor, Leopard’s Leap.
The theme this year is ‘Message on a Bottle’ and we encourage everyone to check out the details and enter!

Special thanks must go to Cape Town based graffiti artist, Mak1one, for the new Open Book character. We think she is absolutely beautiful and are looking forward to seeing her on our street posters and programmes soon.
mak1one open book
Keep your eyes on our website to keep up to date on who is joining us this year. All participants can be seen here.
Alternatively, check our the #cocreatePoetica and Comics Fest pages to see who is joining those areas of the festival.

The programme will be available on our website in early August and tickets will go on sale through Webtickets at the same time.

Open Book Festival is organised in partnership with The Fugard Theatre, The District 6 Museum, The A4 Arts Foundation, The Townhouse Hotel,  Novus Holdings, The French Institute, The Canada Council for the Arts,The Embassy of Sweden, The Embassy of Argentina, The Dutch Foundation for Literature, UCT Creative Writing Department, University of Stellenbosch English Department, and Central Library and sponsored by Leopards Leap, Open Society Foundation, Pan Macmillan, NB Publishers, Jonathan Ball, and Penguin Random House.

2 responses to “#OBF2018”

  1. Ephraim Zuva says:

    I am a self publishing author seeking to enquire the requirements for exhibiting at the Open Book Festival 2018. Is trh program open to registration? If so, what are the requirements?
    Ephraim Zuva

    • Frankie says:

      Hi there – the only books available during the festival are those written by participants I am afraid. We don’t offer exhibition space. If you would like to be considered in the future, please contact us between October and February and we will add you to the list.

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