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Knysna Literary Festival 2019

8 - 10 March 2019 Knysna Literary Festival

A combination of fresh air and a collective appreciation for all things literature related is what sets the annual Knysna Literary Festival apart from other events of its kind, providing a platform for like-minded individuals to connect and discover new written works, as well as embrace old favourites and share unique perspectives and opinions.

Taking place from 8– 10 March 2019 in the stunning seaside suburb of Knysna, travellers can also take this opportunity to explore the surrounding beauty of the Garden Route over the weekend, or enjoy a longer stay in one of South Africa’s most highly sought after holiday destinations.

The Knysna Literary Festival is one of importance to many aspiring authors and writers, also attracting some of South Africa’s most influential writers, literary talents, avid readers, artists of all ages and journalists seeking inspiration. This unique event has long since been a catalyst for debate, interpretation and creative expression, both during the event and in the days and weeks that follow. For many, literature is a form of expression that goes deeper than just words, providing a form of relief from reality and the boundaries of everyday life.

Literary Festival 2019 in Knysna

With a range of topics to focus on, from politics and current affairs to adventure, history, cuisine and storytelling, this year’s festival promises to have something for everyone. Students also have the chance to showcase their individual works of literature and indulge in the creative process during the time of the Knysna Literary Festival – there will be a selection of workshops available to school-goers, celebrating the pleasure of writing and reading and also possibly unearthing the potential in passionate young writers to follow writing as a career path.

This year will mark the 10th year of the Knysna Literary Festival, encouraging all who attend to “let your imagination take flight” and not missing a beat in preparation and the provision of entertainment. Some of the talented writers hosted by this year’s festival include Tony Park, a novelist famed for his thrilling works of fiction, Pieter Dirk Uys with two shows namely “The Echo of a Noise” and “When in doubt say Darling”, as well as Emma Sadleir’s unique talk on her book “Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones”, that has something to say to both parents and children about the challenges facing teenagers in today’s technology driven society.

Authors featured at the Knysna Literary Festival for 2019 include Bantu Holomisu, JJ Tabane, Adam Habib, Vanessa Raphaely, Chris Holdsworth, Tony Park, and David Higgs, a renowned chef with a unique outlook on delicious foods that bring people together. The diverse programme over the course of two days is inspiring, with something of interest to all who are attending. There will also be exciting opportunities to meet authors, purchase books and have them signed, as well as participate in stimulating and intellectual conversations.

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The Knysna Literary Festival is hosted by Pam Golding Properties Knysna, with the goal being to stimulate the minds of writers and creative souls, as well as promote our country’s rich literary heritage and wonderful talents. Book your tickets on Quicket or by emailing

For holiday accommodation in Knysna or surrounding towns of the Garden Route, check in with Hello Garden Route – Experts in Garden Route Accommodation. Searching for exciting activities to enjoy while discovering the Garden Route? Plett Air Safaris in Plettenberg Bay offers tourists stunning vistas across the Garden Route. Travelling with your beloved pet? Check out our Garden Route Pet-Friendly Guide.

Literary Festival Knysna

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