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Eco Focus at the Franschhoek Literary Festival 2024

by | Apr 2, 2024 | Arts & Culture, Green, News | 0 comments

Franschhoek Literary Festival 2024 - Green Concerns

Books with an Eco Focus at the Franschhoek Literary Festival 2024 are included in the highly anticipated official programme, with its offering of a captivating lineup of renowned local, pan-African and international authors. From 17 May–19 May 2024. Festival enthusiasts will be making their way to what is frequently regarded as “the literary event of the year”.

Here are some of the titles that have an eco focus dealing with our ecosystem, biodiversity, the illicit wildlife trade, conservation and other relevant issues.

MEET THE FYN-BOSS
A multimedia presentation by internationally acclaimed botanist Sean Privett (Grootbos Florilegium: An Original Fynbos Botanical Collection), who will celebrate the biodiversity of the fynbos region and other South African botanical treasures.
WHERE: COUNCIL CHAMBERS  WHEN: Sat 18 13:00 – 14:00

NO (EASY) WAY OUT 
Adam Welz (The End of Eden: Wild Nature in the Age of Climate Breakdown) and Julian Cobbing (Growth, Growth, Growth: Human History and the Planetary Catastrophe) sit
down with News24 climate editor, Lameez Omarjee, to answer some tough questions. How did human activity create our planetary crisis? Will our ecosystems survive?
WHERE: CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH  WHEN: Sat 18  14:30 – 15:30

THE DOGS OF PEACE
Nancy Richards chats with Conraad de Rosner (Called by the Wild) about the game-changing role of trained dogs in the ever-evolving fight against poachers; and
with Peter Hain (The Lion Conspiracy) about the nexus between political corruption and the illicit wildlife trade.
WHERE: OLD SCHOOL HALL  WHEN: Sat 18  14:30 – 15:30

WILD AND WEIRD
Gawk at the miracles of nature with Vernon Head as he engages in conversation with Nick Norman, whose book The Woodpecker Mystery explores the separate evolution of uncannily similar species in South America and Africa; and with Quinton Coetzee, who catalogues outrageous wildlife facts in The Buck That Buries Its Poo.
WHERE: COUNCIL CHAMBERS  WHEN: Sun 19   11:30 – 12:30

THE END OF AN EGO-SYSTEM
Don Pinnock talks to Adam Welz (The End of Eden) and Sandra Swart (The Lion’s Historian: Africa’s Animal Past) about the animal–human relationships that have profoundly shaped our history. How can we better share our landscapes with wild species – and recover/arrive at a deeper understanding of our place in the world?
WHERE: NEW SCHOOL HALL  WHEN: Sun 19  13:00 – 14:00

BUSH TELEGRAPH 
Jenny Crwys-Williams engages with true stories birthed in wild places. As told by naturalist Quinton Coetzee (The Buck That Buries Its Poo); and pioneering conservationist Conraad de Rosner (Called by the Wild)
WHERE: CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH  WHEN: Sun 19  13:00 – 14:00

An eco focus and LOTS of other good reasons to be attending the Franschhoek Literary Festival 2024

WHAT: Franschhoek Literary Festival 2024 – Eco Focus
WHERE: Franschhoek
WHEN: 17 – 19 May 2024
BOOKING: Webtickets | Franschoek Literary Festival Members  received early access to tickets from Friday, 8 March 2024. The general public ticket sales from Friday, 15 March 2024.
INFO:  Information about the festival and the speakers, including the complete programme and ticket details, visit the Festival site. See also Franschhoek Literary Festival 2024 programme 17 May–19 May 

See also Cape Town Green Map

 

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