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Knysna Literary Festival

Established in 2009 by Ling Dobson of Pam Golding Properties in Knysna, the Knysna Literary Festival has been held annually with a steady growth in attendance, attracting well-known South African authors, poets and performers from both the fiction and non-fiction genres. It has become a flagship event having gained reputation as a distinctive, high-quality event, noted especially for its inclusiveness and friendliness.

The Knysna Literary Festival is a major annual event in the Garden Route arts and culture calendar, the only area festival of its kind, hosting an exclusive group of hand-picked authors. The Festival is eagerly anticipated each year by a crowd of over 3000 people who come from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and the many diverse communities and smaller towns along the Garden Route.

From exploring the creative minds of authors in small-group workshops to being part of larger-group presentations, and rubbing shoulders with authors whilst enjoying our South African locally produced tipple or two, the Festival provides visitors with a five-day long, unique literary “experience.”

The diverse programme touches on current affairs, politics, history, comedy and adventure as well as mystery and a dash of cuisine - all authors attending the event have national prominence in their fields, making the eclectic topic-mix, unique and sought after.

The Festival is a family-friendly event with an accent on participation. Education and opportunity are centre to the

Festival’s objectives:
·To stimulate creative minds and encourage opportunity to make the most of education and foster a passion for the written word.
·To support local communities with economic opportunities the festival brings.
·To provide a platform for literary enthusiasts to interact with literary masterminds, promote and build awareness of South African literature and its diversity, richness and talent.
·To expose locals and visitors to South African literature and amazing talent from South Africa who have contributed to the world forum of writers/authors.

Knysna Literary Festival

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Adam Habib, the most prominent and outspoken academic leader through the recent student protests, takes a characteristically frank view of…

  • Starting date Sun 10 March 2019
  • Ending date Sun 10 March 2019
  • Entry Fee R
  • Venue Simola Hotels
  • Contact Person Sasha
  • Contact Number 082 450 9301
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The First World Champions explores the origins of the unique rivalry between the All Blacks and the Springboks: 2 countries…

  • Starting date Sun 10 March 2019
  • Ending date Sun 10 March 2019
  • Entry Fee R
  • Venue Simola Hotel
  • Contact Person Sasha
  • Contact Number 082 450 9301
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The extremely popular Delicious Word Journey gives you the opportunity to experience some stylish homes in Simola Golf and Country…

  • Starting date Sat 09 March 2019
  • Ending date Sat 09 March 2019
  • Entry Fee R
  • Venue Simola Golf Estate
  • Contact Person Sasha
  • Contact Number 082 450 9301
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Scent of Fear is a gripping action thriller exploring the world of tracker dogs and their handlers in the war…

  • Starting date Sat 09 March 2019
  • Ending date Sat 09 March 2019
  • Entry Fee R
  • Venue Turbine Hotel
  • Contact Person Sasha
  • Contact Number 082 450 9301
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Vanessa Raphaely, former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine chats about her thrilling debut novel, Plus One. It would be a weekend…

  • Starting date Sat 09 March 2019
  • Ending date Sat 09 March 2019
  • Entry Fee R
  • Venue Turbine Hotel
  • Contact Person Sasha
  • Contact Number 082 450 9301
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How did South Africa land up teetering on the brink of a political and fiscal cliff? JJ Tabane chats with…

  • Starting date Sat 09 March 2019
  • Ending date Sat 09 March 2019
  • Entry Fee R
  • Venue Turbine Hotel
  • Contact Person Sasha
  • Contact Number 082 450 9301
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Expect understated elegance and indulgent deliciousness created by our playdate, David Higgs and vineyard friends. Enjoy fine bites, delightful sips…

  • Starting date Fri 08 March 2019
  • Ending date Fri 08 March 2019
  • Entry Fee R
  • Venue île de pain, Thesen Island
  • Contact Person Sasha
  • Contact Number 082 450 9301
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Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones is the book every teenager (and their parents) should read. It covers all of the major…

  • Starting date Fri 08 March 2019
  • Ending date Fri 08 March 2019
  • Entry Fee R
  • Venue Knysna Primary School
  • Contact Person Sasha
  • Contact Number 082 450 9301
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2019’s SA is divided and caught in a web of state capture, corruption, poverty and despair. The Zuma years have…

  • Starting date Fri 08 March 2019
  • Ending date Fri 08 March 2019
  • Entry Fee R
  • Venue Sirocco Restaurant
  • Contact Person Sasha
  • Contact Number 082 450 9301
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General Holomisa is one of South Africa’s respected and popular political figures. This biography was written in collaboration with Eric…

  • Starting date Fri 08 March 2019
  • Ending date Fri 08 March 2019
  • Entry Fee R
  • Venue Sirocco Restaurant, Thesen Island
  • Contact Person Sasha
  • Contact Number 082 450 9301
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Presented by Pam Golding Properties Knysna to promote South Africa's rich literary heritage, the Knysna Literary Festival is now in…

  • Starting date Fri 08 March 2019
  • Ending date Sun 10 March 2019
  • Entry Fee R
  • Venue Knysna
  • Contact Person PAM GOLDING KNYSNA / Sasha Campbell
  • Contact Number 044 382 5574 / 082 450 9301
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