Open Book Festival 2019


The Fugard Theatre hosted the eighth Open Book Festival in 2019, with book launches, panel discussions, workshops, readings, performances and more, including everything from poetry to politics, to comics, food and fun. The Festival celebrates South African writers, as well as hosting top international authors. It strived to instil a love of reading among young attendees, while the programme of over one hundred events is designed to resonate with festival goers long after the event.


First day
4 September 2019

Final day
8 September 2019

The Fugard Theatre

Mervyn Sloman
Frankie Murrey