About us

Welcome to the Franschhoek Literary Festival (FLF)!

Imagine streets buzzing with book lovers, creating a vibrant ambience as they move between a variety of village venues all within walking distance of each other.

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 local 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, business breakfast, live performances, documentaries and writing workshops complete the excellent offering of the FLF.

19-21 May 2023 9am to 8pm Friday; 10am to 18:30 Saturday & 10:00 – 14:00 Sunday

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.

Key objectives of the FLF

    1. Bringing together a cross-section of South African and international authors; 

       

    2. Inspiring, delighting, informing and challenging audiences; 

       

    3. Raising funds for local community and school libraries and training and placing assistant school librarians 

       

    4. Establish and maintaining a membership programme to secure the future of the festival and the library programme.