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Open Book 2017
Event 6–10 September 2017
Event photograph from the 2017 rendition of the Open Book literary festival on A4’s ground floor. At the front, attendees are seated. At the back, Pippa Green, Premesh Lalu, Adi Kumar and Edgar Pieterse are seated with standing microphones.
Event: Open Book 2017, September 6, 2017–September 10, 2017.
Title Open Book 2017 Dates 6–10 September 2017 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
Mervyn Sloman

When Mervyn Sloman and Ben Williams started talking about creating a festival, they had in mind around 60 literary events over five days featuring about fifteen top international writers, as well as some of the best South Africans writing today. Due to the incredible support Open Book received, it quickly grew into a festival that now includes over 100 events featuring over 100 authors.

There are four major elements to the Open Book vision:
1. A truly international festival that attracts top writers and an audience from around the world.
2. A fantastic showcase of the best of South African writing.
3. Making a significant and sustainable contribution to our future by building a love of reading and books among the youth of Cape Town.
4. Drawing representative audiences to all Open Book events.

The festival's core programme includes events featuring international and local authors. Through #CocreatePoetica and the Open Book Comics Fest, we work with some of the most talented poets and comic book artists. We organise events in selected schools and public libraries and have started long-term projects inspired by our vision.

Open Book has developed a number of partnerships to ensure the festival is of the highest standard. The partners we work with play a significant role in the festival's ongoing success in several ways, from bringing authors to the festival on our behalf to extending our reach into different communities.

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