The 11th annual Knysna Literary Festival

  • Location

    TH18, Thesen Harbour Town, Long Street Knysna

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  • Event Date

    06/03/2020 9:00

Now in its 11th year, The Knysna Literary Festival aims not to only expose locals and visitors to South Africa’s literary talents, but also to provide a platform for authors and readers to connect. This year the festival will be hosted from 6 – 8 March 2020, offering a diverse and inspiring programme.

Friday, 6 March | 15h00 - 16h00 | Premier Resort The Moorings
R150 pp (Booking Ref D)
A Guide to Sexual Health & Pleasure | Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng

This book is filled with the specifics of sexual anatomy and health as well as advice and facts about pleasure, sexual rights and consent. Dr T, demystifies sex and sexuality in a way that is entertaining and enlightening aimed not only at young adults but also at parents, teachers and all of us who need a better understanding of sex in the 21st century.

Friday, 6 March | 18h00 – 21h00 | Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa
R600 pp  |  Dinner and wine pairing included
The Stellenbosch Mafia: Mandy Weiner, Pieter du Toit

Mandy Weiner, author of Ministry of Crime chats to Pieter du Toit (Stellenbosch Mafia) about Stellenbosch, and closely examines its ‘club’ of billionaires. This is the birthplace of apartheid leaders, intellectuals, newspaper empires and more. Who really are these super wealthy individuals, and what influence do they exert on South African society?

Saturday, 7 March | 11h00 – 12h00 | Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa
R150 pp (Booking Ref G)
Three Bodies: Nechama Brodie

Nechama is a veteran journalist and best selling author of six books. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including the Sunday Times and Mail & Guardian in a career spanning more than twenty years in media. Three Bodies is her second novel.

Saturday, 7 March | 17h30 - 22h30 | Cruise Café
R900 pp  |  Dinner and wine pairing included (Booking Ref I)
Delicious Word Journey:
Kgotsi Chikane, Kim van Kets, Liam Del Carme
Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience onboard the recently refurbished Paddle Cruiser. Well dock for some lagoon side dining at Featherbed Nature Reserve where you’ll enjoy great food and wine, whilst chatting to well-known South African authors. Kgotsi Chikane (Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation), Kim van Kets (Tri The Beloved Country), Liam Del Carme (Winging It).

Sunday, 8 March | 09h00 – 10h00 | Premier Resort The Moorings
R150 pp (Booking Ref J)
Dare not Linger: Mandla Langa, Mandy Weiner
Mandy Weiner chats to acclaimed author Mandla Langa who using Nelson Mandela’s unfinished draft, documented the story of Mandela’s presidential years. His book tells the extraordinary story of the transition from decades of apartheid rule to achieving his cherished vision for a liberated South Africa

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