Thursday, 23 August 2012

Best-selling authors and literary gems feature in local book festivals.

It will not to find, let alone get lost in, a good book with these fab festivals on the cards.
The Briza Publications / SANBI Book Festival will be held at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens from 30 August to 01 September 2012. With a focus on floral world the festival will feature talks by well-known authors/speakers Helen Lachenicht, Frits van Oudtshoorn, Pieter Bester, Tinus Oberholzer and more. Succulents, orchids, etc. will also be available to purchase from stalls present at the festival.
A R15 entrance fee for each talk session will be charged in addition to the Gardens’ normal entrance costs. Booking is essential as space is limited. Contact Elsa Hendry on 012 329 3896 or for more info on talk sessions or to book your seat.
The Mail and Guardian in association with The Market Theatre presents the third annual The Mail & Guardian Literary Festival from 28 August – 2 September 2012. Bringing together authors and their audience this literary debate “aims to survey what is being written in and about South Africa, its society and people.” Sessions will be chaired by and feature some of the country’s top editors, publishers, authors, activists and academics. For more info on this event visit The Mail and Guardian online.
The city of Cape Town plays host to yet another Open Book Festival and by city we mean CITY. Not content to stay in one place the five day festival will hold 150 events though out the Mother City including The District 6 Museum, The Homecoming Centre, the Townhouse Hotel, The National Gallery, Lobby Books and more. The festival will feature readings from around 100 authors, 25 of whom are top international writers. For more info on the event visit the Open Book Festival website.

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