The 2017 Programme is Live!

It’s that time of the year when we unveil the events we’ve spent so long working on! We hope you like it as much as we do.

To view the programme on our website, click here.
We know that many prefer to download the programme and we will have a PDF available for download in the very near future, so please do be patient.

Tickets can be booked through Webtickets, and unless otherwise stipulated, you will need to book for free events as well.
In addition to single tickets, you can also purchase day passes and festival passes through the Webtickets portal.

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

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Open Book is organised in partnership with The Fugard Theatre, The District 6 Museum, The A4 Arts Foundation, The Townhouse Hotel,  The French Institute, The Canada Council for the Arts, NORLA, Goethe-Institut, The Embassy of Finland, The Embassy of Sweden, The Dutch Foundation for Literature, PEN SA, PLAAS, The Caine Prize, Confucius Institute, UCT Creative Writing Department and Central Library and sponsored by Leopards Leap, The Kingdom of the Netherlands Consulate General, The City of Cape Town, Open Society Foundation, Snapplify, Pan Macmillan, NB Publishers, Jonathan Ball, Penguin Random House, PH Centre, African Centre for Cities and the Western Cape Government.