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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2013 to Include Open Day for Young Readers

The organisers of the Franschhoek Literary Festival are delighted to announce that the 2013 festival will include an Open Morning for children and learners on Friday, 17 May.

This exciting addition is a result of the enormous success of the festival’s first Book Week for Young Readers, which took place this year. The Book Week saw 50 authors visit 4,300 learners in their classrooms at schools in the Franschhoek Valley. The events were thoroughly enjoyed by the pupils, teachers and visiting authors, and will take place again in 2013 as part of the festival’s commitment to bring the love of books and reading to the community.

The Open Morning will have events for a range of ages and will include internationally acclaimed authors Anthony Horowitz, bestselling writer of the thrilling Alex Rider and The Power of Five series; Alexander McCall Smith, creator of the much loved Precious Ramotswe from The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, who now stars in a new series for children; and Paul Geraghty, award-winning author and illustrator of children’s picture books, who delighted our younger readers at last year’s Book Week. The Book Week and Open Morning will also see a host of talented young South Africans taking part, including award-winning young adult authors, writers from the acclaimed Youngster series and events with a focus on Science and Technology.

Events during the Open Morning will be ticketed, with the full programme available on by early March. Seats are R20 and limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. For group bookings for schools please contact Lindy on


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  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    November 30th, 2012 @12:49 #


  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    November 30th, 2012 @13:52 #

    Well-spotted, Sally. That's a name!

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    December 4th, 2012 @01:35 #

    What a coup!


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