Schreiner Karoo Writers' Festival Cradock 2019
Date: Thursday, 6th June 2019 to Saturday, 8th June 2019
Meet remarkable writers at this marketplace of ideas. The programme is stacked with new books, stimulating encounters, new friends, readings (including a new play), a kombuis konsert, fireside chats and delicious Karoo food served at historic venues, all within strolling distance of one another.
The AVOB Poetry Project supports our passion for writing and reading in the important Karoo languages (Afrikaans, isiXhosa and English) and thanks to them, young voices will read work in all three languages produced during workshops with established poetry coaches.
The National English Literary Museum is the founding sponsor and they will lead the 100s theme – 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela and Cradock’s literary prince, Guy Butler. 100 years since Die Stem was written; the list goes on. It so happens that it is also 100 years since the founding of AVBOB, sponsors of South Africa’s major multi-lingual poetry prize.