Open Book Festival programme goes live!

Join the Book Lounge
& the Fugard Theatre

5 – 9 September 2018

The Open Book Festival programme is live on our website! This is always one of the highlights of the year for us, so please do visit the site and check the events we have planned.

As in the past, you’ll need a ticket to access all events (even the free ones) unless otherwise stated. You can book your place through webtickets. If you would rather book directly from the box office at the Book Lounge, please give Mervyn a call on 021 462 2425.

If you are planning to spend those five days going to as many events as possible, it may be worth purchasing either a day pass (R150) or a festival pass (R600). Both are available through webtickets. Please note that the passes allow you to book for almost all events, but free events and the various suppers we have planned are not available through the pass options.

There is a downloadable PDF available on our website.Our printed programme will be available in mid-August from the Book Lounge and various other locations including the Fugard Theatre, the District 6 Homecoming Centre and libraries.

Please also watch our site to keep abreast of any changes to the programme – the nature of running something like this is that you can trust that there will be changes! We will make those to our site, but these will not reflect on the printed programme.

And finally, if you have not yet entered the annual Leopard’s Leap label competition, be sure to do so before the competition closes (midnight on the 5th August)!

If you would like any additional information about the festival, please get in touch with Frankie.

Find us on Facebook

Find us on Twitter
Find us on Instagram

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 of South Africa, The Canada Council for the Arts,The Embassy of Sweden, The Embassy of Argentina and the Dutch Foundation for Literature and sponsored by Leopard’s Leap, #CocreateSA, Open Society Foundation, City of Cape Town, Pan Macmillan, NB Publishers, Jonathan Ball, Penguin Random House, African Centre for Cities, UCT Creative Writing Department, University of the Western Cape, University of Stellenbosch English Department, Spatial Justice in thr Postcolony and the Other Foundation