Nineth annual Knysna Literary Festival
Presented by Pam Golding Properties Knysna to promote South Africa’s rich literary heritage, the Knysna Literary Festival is now in its 9th year. It is the Garden Route’s only annual festival that hosts an exclusive group of hand-picked authors from South Africa and is fast becoming a must-attend with bookworms and lovers of all things literary.
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 a locally produced tipple or two, this enriching festival provides visitors with a four-day long, unique literary “experience.” The diverse programme touches on current affairs, politics, history and adventure. There is even a dash of cuisine, part of the sell-out Delicious Word Journey – a four-course evening hosted by a select group of authors, spent appreciating some of Knysna’s most delectable dishes at exclusive private real estate. A mouth full indeed.
“The goal of the festival is to not only expose locals and visitors alike to South Africa’s literary talent, but also to stimulate the creative minds of students of the greater Knysna area, encouraging these young adults to make the most of their educational opportunities. We present unique workshops throughout the year to stimulate literary awareness, focussing on both the skill and sheer enjoyment of writing. We are very proud to have recently coordinated two successful workshops in conjunction with FunDza.”