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Open Book 2019
Event 4–8 September 2019
Event photograph from the 2019 rendition of the Open Book Festival on A4’s ground floor that shows rows of seated attendees.
Event: Open Book 2018, September 5, 2018–September 9, 2018. Image courtesy of Bulumko Gana.
Title Open Book 2019 Dates 4–8 September 2019 Location Ground Floor Tagline Open Book is a festival of literature, poetry, ideas, and illustration held annually in Cape Town since 2011. Credits

Frankie Murrey

The Festival takes place over five days and features over 100 events. Other venues for Open Book 2019 include The Fugard Theatre, The Book Lounge, the District Six Homecoming Centre, and the Cape Town Central Library.

A4 hosts the following events:

Wednesday 4 September
14.00–17.00 Characterisation
16.00–17.00 Disrupting Patriarchy
18.00–19.00 Climate Change
18.00–19.00 These are the things that sit with us
20.00–21:30 Once upon a time

Thursday 5 September
14.00–15.00 Undressing the Selves
18.00–19.00 Beyond the Mountain
18.00–21.00 AFK.gif

Friday 6 September
12:00–13:00 Lives Derailed
14.00–15.00 Complicity
16.00–17.00 Writing Trauma
18.00–19.00 Allowed to Dream
20:00–21:00 Water – The New Normal

Saturday 7 September
10.00–11.00 Young Voices in Performance
12.00–13.00 Fatherless Fathers
14:00–15:00 Rocking the Boat
16:00–17:00 The Mouth that Bears Many Tongues
18.00–19.00 Crafting Home

Sunday 8 September
10:00–11:00 Poetry Yoga
12.00–13.00 Gene Therapy
12.00–13.00 GIF Potential
14.00–15.00 The Cabin
14.00–15.30 Paramedics, Poetry & Film