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LEOPARD’S LEAP TO SPONSOR NEW LITERARY AND BOOK FESTIVAL

LEOPARD’S LEAP TO SPONSOR NEW LITERARY AND BOOK FESTIVAL

Leopard’s Leap wine has always been proud of its affiliation with South African literature, and has been a significant sponsor of the local literary scene, its authors and events. Now, the local wine brand is proud to announce that it is the founding sponsor of the most exciting new literary event to be held in Cape Town next year.

A new literary festival,called Open Book Cape Town, will debut in the Mother City in September 2011, with top global literary talent attending. Partnerships with leading international organisations like The Hay Festival of Literature, the writer’s organisation PEN, and Atlantic Books in London, will ensure that some of the world’s most popular and best writers form part of the lineup.

Popular independent book shop The Book Lounge and online portal Book SA (www.book.co.za), together with the support of Cape Town Tourism, Equal Education and The Cape Times, will join hands with Leopards’ Leap to make this exciting event a resounding success. With a plethora of events scheduled in venues around the Eastern City Precinct, this urban festival promises to be a leading event on the Cape Town creative and cultural calendar.

An international festival advisory panel, with access to literary networks worldwide, will assist Open Book in crafting its program and lineup for the festival, which will run from 21 to 25 September 2011. 

Hein Koegelenberg, CEO of Leopard’s Leap, is excited about this new literary venture. ‘We have always been extremely proud of the world-class literature produced by South Africans, and this festival is the ideal platform to bring together our most original voices with the world’s most respected authors.’

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