SOUTHERN CAPE NEWS - The Delicious Word Journey returns as a highlight of the fourth annual Knysna Literary Festival to be held in Knysna, Western Cape, from 19 to 24 March.
Inspired by Sarah Graham, much of the cuisine to be savoured on the Delicious Word Journey is taken from ‘bitten’, her cook book extraordinaire – a fun, funky recipe book for those who love life, love food, love their friends, and love to squeeze the last drop from their time and their purses.
Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a light dinner and sample some of South Africa’s top wines presented by wine ambassador Jane Simon while experiencing Pezula Estate’s exquisite homes. They will be hosted by Sarah Graham along with authors Riaan Manser – ‘Around Iceland on Inspiration’, Mandy Rossouw – ‘Kings and Kingmakers’, Adriaan Basson – ‘Zuma Exposed’ and McIntosh Polela – ‘My Father My Monster’.
“More than 800 people attended last year’s Knysna Literary Festival and, with support from sponsor Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), we aim to increase the attendance by 50% this year,” says Ling Dobson, of Pam Golding Properties Knysna, the founding sponsor.
“The Festival attracts book lovers across the Garden Route from Mossel Bay, George, Sedgefield, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth. Bookings are open and already starting to reflect our excitement about this year’s event.”
The festival line-up features:
· Deon Meyer on his best-selling South African crime thrillers
· Ivo Vegter, author of ‘Extreme Environment’, discussing the modern environmental movement
· Political panel chaired by Ivo Vegter with guests Mandy Rossouw – ‘Kings and Kingmakers’, Adriaan Basson – ‘Zuma Exposed’ and Shaka Sisulu – ‘Becoming’
· Rob Caskie on Going South with Scott and Shackleton and the Zulu Battlefield – Rorke’s Drift
· Rahla Xenopoulos on ‘Bubbles’, a fictionalised account of the death of Bubbles Schroeder
· McIntosh Polela as he comes face-to-face with his troubled past in ‘My Father, My Monster’
Aimed at stimulating the young people of Knysna, the youth programme features the Ubom Children’s Theatre Production of ‘Betti and the Yeti’, a show for 4-12 year olds, brimming with non-stop action, music to make feet tap, and sheer rollicking fun.
The 2013 Young Writers award ceremony will be hosted by special guest, Shaka Sisulu, author of ‘Becoming’, who will announce the winners of the best poem and short story competition. Beneficiaries of the Knysna Literary Festival include the e’Pap Children's Feeding Project and the TSiBA Eden Campus scholarship programme.
Bookings are now open for the fourth Knysna Literary Festival, 2013. Venues are in and around Knysna. More more information visit www.knysnaliteraryfestival.co.za or contact Sasha Campbell on 082 450 930.
Posted on: 11:22 Mon, 18 February 2013
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