Open Book Festival 2017


For the 6th year running, the Fugard Theatre was the hub of the Open Book Festival, which ran from 6 – 10 September 2017. Once again, offering a world-class selection of book launches, panel discussions, workshops, masterclasses, readings, performances and more.

The event, including the popular Comics Fest, #cocreatePoetica and children’s and outreach programmes, took place at The Fugard Theatre, District Six Homecoming Centre and The Book Lounge in Cape Town. Along with local authors, exciting international authors included Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ (Nigeria), Petina Gappah (Zimbabwe), Ken Liu (USA) and Carl Frode Tiller (Norway)


First day
6 September 2017

Final day
10 September 2017

The Fugard Theatre

Mervyn Sloman
Frankie Murrey