In 2011, a group of Kingsmead College parents hosted a small Book Fair for the school community at which eight top South African authors spoke. The response from the parents, teachers and girls was so overwhelming that the parent body felt encouraged to grow the Fair and make it a public event for all to enjoy.
Now in its fourth year, the Kingsmead Book Fair is proud to have become a significant event on South Africa’s literary calendar.
The sessions take the form of one-on-one conversations, discussions between two or three writers and a facilitator, and occasional talks. There’s plenty of comparing, sharing, discussing and debating on the day.
The number of participants grew last year to well over 70, as did the number of visitors who came to listen to their favourite authors, journalists, entertainers and newsmakers discuss a wide range of topics, debate our politics, chat about their books or simply entertain us.
Kingsmead College, Saturday 23 May
Gates open at 09h00 and close at 20h00
Book via Webtickets or on the day: Entrance fee R30, each session R50 per person.