Open Book Fest 2024 | Workshop Week

Workshop Week
3 - 8 June

Open Book Workshop Week is back at Bertha House in Mowbray! This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to learn new skills or hone existing ones in the company of like-minded people with remarkable facilitators.

Workshop Week is a highlight for us – identifying the facilitators, and creating opportunities for skills to be shared and honed is such a pleasure. Those joining us have lots to look forward to!

Taking place at Bertha House in Cape Town from 3 – 8 June 2024, Workshop Week offerings cover a wide range of genres and topics, providing unique opportunities for writers to learn from celebrated authors, editors, agents and industry professionals.

“Our goal is to equip writers with the tools, knowledge and inspiration to take their work to the next level,” said Frankie Murrey, Festival Coordinator. “Whether you’re a first-time writer or a seasoned pro, there is something for everyone in this year’s workshop curriculum. The facilitators are – in many cases – people or organisations we have worked with before, so those joining us will find Workshop Week favourites Life Writing Collective and Red Wheelbarrow for instance. We’re always looking for new organisations to work with, and we are incredibly excited to include the Empatheatre team this year. We’ll be closing the programme with an Empatheatre workshop as well as a performance of Unruly, starring Andrew Buckland.”

Workshop Week tickets are now available through webtickets. With limited spaces available, writers are encouraged to secure their spot soon. If you would like to be considered for a complimentary ticket, please get in touch via