“To Promote Reading & Encourage Writing”
The Franschhoek Literary Festival has fast become one of the leading literary events in the country. The festival, which started in 2007 by a committee of only six volunteers, aimed at raising funds for a new community library by creating a festival of mostly English-speaking local writers, with a few coming from overseas. They were not sure if fifty or five hundred people would attend - well over a thousand tickets were sold!
The event is a gathering of over 90 Authors, Editors, Poets, Illustrators, media, Critics and generally literary lovers. The 11th Annual Festival will see no less than 70 events taking place in various venues in the village of Franschhoek, all within a few minutes’ walk from each other, creating a vibrant ambience in the street crowded with book-lovers.
In the week leading up to the festival, the younger literary enthusiasts can take part in the first “Book Week for Young Readers” where they can participate in story telling sessions with some of the children’s Authors attending the event. The inclusion will assist with the sponsors and festival organisers continual emphasis on promoting reading and encouraging writing!
Dates : Friday, 19 May to Sunday, 21 May 2017
Times : Friday 10h00 to 19h00, Saturday, 10h00 to 20h00 & Sunday, 10h00 to 13h00
Venue : Various locations in Franschhoek
Tickets : can be purchased online at https://www.webtickets.co.za/
Prices : Tickets cost R70 per event
Limited Student tickets available R20 per event. Student Identification required
Please Note: Ticket holders will not be permitted entry to an event once the session has begun
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