South African Cape Flats Book Festival; a Read to Rise initiative
Mitchells Plain in Cape Town will play host to the Cape Flats Book Festival, which runs from August 31 to September 1.
Described as “a first” for the region by literacy non-profit organisation Read to Rise, the festival will showcase local authors, illustrators, literacy NGOs, specialists, publishers and booksellers. There will be book readings, talks, workshops and a puppet show for children and adults alike.
The Book Festival hopes to create excitement on the Cape Flats about reading through positive engagement with books. The festival will be held over the weekend leading up to National Book Week from September 2 to 8, 2019.