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The Franschhoek Literary Festival

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The Franschhoek Literary Festival runs annually on the third weekend in May, starting on Friday and ending Sunday. The FLF provides a platform for open and progressive discourse with participation from renowned South African, Pan-African and international authors and thought leaders. Informal discussions are the hallmark of the festival with spirited debates on a variety of topical issues. Not forgetting the lighter, inspirational and fun sessions guaranteed to stimulate the senses. A storytelling festival, poetry evenings, business breakfasts, live performances, film screenings and writers’ workshops complete the excellent offering of the FLF. The FLF is preceded by the Franschhoek Reading Festival Week. Fun, light and festive activities keep learners delighted and engaged. Storytelling, puppetry, word games, book mascots bring books to life in the Valley. The week of celebrations end with the Phendulani Quiz on the Friday 19 May 2023.