The first Franschhoek Literary Festival took place in 2007 with two main objectives:
- To bring together a broad cross-section of mostly South African English-speaking writers and a few distinguished authors from overseas, aiming to present quality events that inspire and inform.
- To raise funds for local community and school libraries, for which the FLF Library Fund was established.
The emphasis is on informal discussions and spirited debates between several writers with a chairperson, or one-on-one conversations, and occasional talks. Starting at 10am and ending at 5pm, up to nine one-hour events run concurrently with half an hour between each (except where otheriwise stated). Fringe events include literary and publishers’ dinners, book launches, writing workshops, a school spelling bee, wine writers’ prizes and classical music concerts.
The festival will run from the 15th to the 17th of May 2015. Ticket sales are available at www.webtickets.co.za
View the Franschhoek Literary Festival Website HERE