The 12th Franschhoek Literary Festival kicks off on the annual long weekend, and sees writers gather in Franschhoek to discuss writing, writers and their books, from fiction and poetry to biographies, history, politics and conservation.
The events take place in a variety of village venues within a few minutes’ walk of each other. 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 a half-an-hour between each (except where otherwise stated).
Fringe events include writing workshops and discussion groups, the Poetry for Life finals, theatre performances and contemporary and classical music concerts.
“At the Franschhoek Literary Festival (FLF) it is indeed guaranteed that you will, literally, run into some famous and infamous personalities.” Read Andra le Roux-Kemp’s review of the Franschhoek Literary Festival.
Venue: Various venues in Franschhoek
Cost: R70 per event (unless stated otherwise)