NATIONAL BOOK WEEK 2010

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PROGRAMME INFORMATION

MUSEUM AFRICA, 10 – 13 SEPTEMBER 2010

The programme is designed to cater for a wide range of industry stakeholders and the public and has been split into

two different audiences, i.e.

(A) Events for Industry, SMMEs, Libraries, CSI Programmes, Reading Promotion and other interested parties, and

(B) Events/ Activities for Children, Youth and Adults, School & Community Groups, Adult learners, Teachers, Librarians.

Programme activities that appeal to both audiences, appear in both sections.

National Book Week Outreach Programmes are also highlighted.

(A) EVENTS AND PROGRAMMES FOR INDUSTRY, SMME’s, LIBRARIES, CSI PROGRAMMES,

READING PROMOTION AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES

All sessions are free (except *) ? Note sessions for pre?registration ? More info: call 021 914 8626

EXHIBITION

The Exhibition will display different programmes and products that encourage reading amongst children, youth and

adults. This is also a networking opportunity for all involved in reading promotion.

SOUTH AFRICAN LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND

Blindlib will be promoting their services to the blind at the National Book Week Exhibition. They will be having

demonstrations of their tactile books, which are also used to introduce babies and toddlers to books. A must see.

BOOK SALES

One of the aims of National Book Week is to stimulate access to books. Books will be sold at reduced prices…

Children’s books starting at R10 ? Novels etc. starting at R40 ? Local titles, children’s books and everything in between

will be available.

OUR VOICES, OUR STORIES – Authors’ Programme

The Authors’ Programme will include speeches by some of the leading creative minds in South Africa. They will

interrogate various ways in which we can promote the culture of reading and engender wider audiences for South

African literature. Special attention will be paid to Children’s Writing and Writing in Indigenous Languages. A crossgeneration

of prominent South African writers will discuss audience development for SA literature in two panels

entitled Our Voices. The role of the media in promoting the culture of reading will be discussed in two panels, The

Review and Media and Literature. The line?up will include a number of leading literary journalists and reviewers from

some of the leading national newspapers. Every presentation will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 Sep – Pre?registration preferred

*PAN?AFRICAN WRITERS’ SYMPOSIUM

Hosted by ANFASA, the Symposium will address challenges facing Academic and non?fiction authors. The two?day

Symposium will include speakers from across the continent and will provide insight into current trends in policy,

research and copyright.

Sunday 12 & Monday 13 Sep ? by invitation, registration required. For more info, call ANFASA – 011 712 8008.

READING PROMOTION SYMPOSIUM

Greater coordination is required in reading promotion and collectively we should be working towards a national

campaign for reading. We look forward to having your input and also hearing more about what is happening at

reading projects, libraries, and CSI projects with regard to reading promotion. National Book Week is an opportunity

to share and network with others.

Saturday 11 Sep – Pre?registration preferred

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HOW TO … sessions

There are three HOW TO … sessions that focus on developing skills amongst industry and sector practitioners.

Session 1: HOW TO write… to be published

Moky Makura will present an interactive session on How to write …. to be published… with a focus on writing chic lit

romance. Nollybooks is always looking for emerging young writers. Essentially, the session will be a brief writing

course on writing to be published in a new innovative way.

Sat 11: 11:30 – 12:30 – Pre ?registration preferred

Session 2: HOW TO start/run a Book Fair

We have had some very successful book fairs over the last years. Come and listen to some of the lessons learnt. And

learn how to set up your own local book fair/festival.

Sat 11: 13:00 – 14:00 – Pre?registration preferred

Session 3: HOW TO get published.

Louise Grantham will share her experiences as a publisher with authors and independent publishers. Louise has

extensive experience as a lecturer and publishers with one of the major publishing houses. She is currently an

independent publisher.

Sat 11: 14:30 – 15:30 – Pre?registration preferred

THE FUTURE OF READING

A panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing authors, publishers and retailers, as the accessibility to

electronic reading increases. Speakers include Steve Vosloo from the Shuttleworth Foundation – who will focus on

the m4Lit programme, Ben Williams, Book SA, and Melvin Kaabwe, Digital Manager, van Schaik Bookstores.

Mon 13: 11:00 – 12:00

PUKU – ELINOR SISULU

Puku is a children’s writing project – all welcome. Teachers, librarians can learn a great deal for their own reading

promoting activities.

Mon 13: 12:00 + 13:30 – 30 min per session

AFRICAN LANGUAGES IN CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING: REPORT

Prof Viv Edwards and Dr Jacob Marriote Ngwaru of the University of Reading, UK will present the findings of a twoyear

study of publishing for children in African languages, in South Africa.

Fri 10, 10:30 – 12:30 – All welcome

BOOK CLUBS

Moky Makura of NollyBooks will host a book club session that will include discussions about the book and the issues –

book prizes will be given away to the audience.

Sat 11: 13:00 – 13:45

The Department of Arts and Culture will make a presentation about the establishment of Book Clubs as a strategy to

promote the culture of reading. The DAC established a Book Club in 2007 and holds regular monthly sessions and

public lectures with some of the leading South African authors. To date close to 30 authors have been hosted in the

Book Club. The Department published a Book Club Information Booklet with the purpose of assisting and encouraging

the establishment of Book Clubs in the various sectors of the South African society.

Sun 12: 13:45 – 14:45

POETRY

National Book Week will provide a public platform for poetry recital by young and aspiring poets who will get instant

feedback from some of the leading creative minds in the country. Prof Keorapetse Kgositsile, the National Poet

Laureate, Masoja Msiza, a distinguished performance poet and Lebo Mashile, an internationally acclaimed poetess,

will convene the sessions and give guidance about honing skills for poetry writing, performance and publishing. This

programme will attempt to give exposure to emerging poetic voices and it forms part of the skills development

programme of National Book Week.

Sat 11 + Sun 12 Sep – 15:00 – 16:00

SAPPI GREEN TEXT ? PRESENTATION

Graeme Futter, Sappi Marketing Manager – Brand Communications will make a presentation on Sappi Green Text and

why publishers should be specifying locally produced paper products for local book publishing.

Mon 13 Sep: 12:15 – 13:00

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(B) EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND ADULTS, SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY

GROUPS, ADULT LEARNERS, TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS

Everybody is welcome to attend and entrance is free. It is essential for schools and other groups who

wish to visit on Friday or Monday, to make prior arrangements. More info ? call 021 914 8626

EXHIBITION

The Exhibition will display different programmes and products that encourage reading amongst children, youth and

adults. This is also a networking opportunity for all involved in reading promotion.

SOUTH AFRICAN LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND

Blindlib will be promoting their services to the blind at the National Book Week Exhibition. In the Reading Tents, they

will run a Braille game that can be used by both sighted and blind people. They will also be having demonstrations of

their tactile books, which are also used to introduce babies and toddlers to books. Tactile books therefore have a role

to play for sighted and unsighted children.

BOOK SALES

One of the aims of National Book Week is to stimulate access to books. Books will be sold at reduced prices…

Children’s books starting at R10 ? Novels etc. starting at R40 ? Local titles, children’s books and everything in between

will be available.

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR LIBRARY

Do you feel intimated by libraries…? Are you shy to join a library in case you are not sure what to do…? Come and

see how easy and fun it is to use your public library. For all ages! Adults welcome.

CHILDREN’S READING TENT

The Children’s Reading Tent will be a homely environment for children to enjoy storytelling at its best! Storytellers

will provide exciting and interactive sessions for children between the ages of 4 – 13. Children will also be

encouraged to enjoy silent reading time while spending time in the Reading Tent.

Storytellers include MacMillan Talking Storytellers, Kwesukela, BK Publishers and special guest, KB. There will also be

theatre group performances at intervals during the programme.

CHILDREN’S MAGIC TENT

From the tranquillity of the Reading Tent, children will be able to explore their way to the Magic Tent, which will be

filled with fun activities for children, including some book prizes, treasure hunts and puppet shows.

ADULT’S READING TENT

The Adult’s Reading Tent will provide an opportunity for adults to explore books through group reading sessions,

demonstrations, book club information and quiet reading spaces.

POETRY

National Book Week will provide a public platform for poetry recital by young and aspiring poets who will get instant

feedback from some of the leading creative minds in the country. Prof Keorapetse Kgositsile, the National Poet

Laureate, Masoja Msiza, a distinguished performance poet and Lebo Mashile, an internationally acclaimed poetess,

will convene the sessions and give guidance about honing skills for poetry writing, performance and publishing. This

programme will attempt to give exposure to emerging poetic voices and it forms part of the skills development

programme of National Book Week.

Sessions: Sat 11 & Sun 12 Sep – 15:00 – 16:00 ? Free entry – All welcome

BOOK CLUBS

Moky Makura of NollyBooks will host a book club section that will include discussions about the book and the issues –

book prizes will be given away to the audience.

Sat 11: 13:00 – 13:45

The Department of Arts and Culture will make a presentation about the establishment of Book Clubs as a strategy to

promote the culture of reading. The DAC established a Book Club in 2007 and holds regular monthly sessions and

public lectures with some of the leading South African authors. To date close to 30 authors have been hosted in the

Book Club. The Department published a Book Club Information Booklet with the purpose of assisting and encouraging

the establishment of Book Clubs in the various sectors of the South African society.

Sun 12: 13:45 – 14:45

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PUKU – ELINOR SISULU

Puku is a children’s writing project – all welcome. Teachers, librarians can learn a great deal for their own reading

promoting activities.

Mon 13: 12:00 + 13:30 – 30 min per session

THE BOOK BANK

Book Donations will be available to libraries and schools. This will be strictly by invitation only.

Sat 11 & Sun 12

OUTREACH PROGRAMMES

BOOKS ON BIKES

10 youth from the Youth Empowerment Project in Khayelitsha will cycle between Cape Town and Johannesburg, to

reach JNB at the opening of National Book Week 2010. The aim is to raise awareness around reading and books, and

to donate books. This is a public campaign – the public will be asked to donate books. Industry can also donate books

to this campaign. This is a very promising programme that will become an annual event with National Book Week. A

departure event and accommodation is being sponsored by Southern Sun Hotels throughout the country for this cycle

trip.

SAPPI BOOK DONATION PROGRAMME

SAPPI Book Donation Programme will support National Book Week through the donation of books to 24 libraries

around the country. Librarians will go to Exclusive Books and choose books, which Sappi have delivered to the

libraries.

VAN SCHAIK BOOK DONATION PROGRAMME

Van Schaik will be donating leisure reading books to schools and libraries in Gauteng during National Book Week. The

formal handover to the national Department of Basic Education and Department of Arts & Culture takes place at

Museum Africa. A number of school teachers and librarians will be present at the event.

THANK YOU!

National Book Week is a joint initiative of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) and

the Department of Arts and Culture.

National Book Week would like to thank all our sponsors, The Sowetan and Aggrey Klaaste Nation Building

Foundation, Books On Bikes, Sappi, South African Library for the Blind, the Pan African Writers’ Symposium and Van

Schaik Bookstores.

www.sabookcouncil.co.za

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