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SCBWI SA was started by Marjorie van Heerden and Paddy Bouma, Regional Advisers for South Africa. They are based in Cape Town and arrange events there. Jenny Hatton is Assistant Regional Adviser and arranges events in Gauteng.
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1. Important notice: SA Book Fair to be held in Johannesburg

The SABF is being held from 31 July to 2 August in Johannesburg this year. They are offering illustrators the opportunity to demonstrate at an illustration easel. Every hour on the hour, there will be a different illustrator at the easel for children to watch. There are 18 slots over the three days that can be filled on a roster basis. Please contact Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za by 17

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2. Open Studio: Grace da Costa

Venue: Johannesburg (address to be sent to respondents) Date: Wednesday 1 July 2015 Time: 10:30 Cost: Lunch at own cost in a nearby restaurant RSVP: By 26 June to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za Grace da Costa worked as a graphic designer for roughly 20 years. Frustrated by demands of clients, computers and commercialism, she started sculpting and painting. She uses the Lost wax process

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3. International Children's Book Day

April 2 is International Children’s Book Day – championed throughout the world by the International Board on Books for Young People. IBBY was founded in the years after WW2 in the belief that quality books can promote international understanding and peace. This belief resonates in our own diverse and divided society and underlies the work of IBBY in South Africa. Books, print or electronic, are

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4. Writing for Youth and Children's Television in a Multimedia Age: A Presentation by Ochre Media lead by Nomvuyo Mzamane

Venue: Rosebank (Address will be sent to respondents) Date: Thursday 16 April 2015 Time: 10:00 - 13:00 Cost: Lunch at own cost in nearby restaurant RSVP: By 10 April to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za Ever wondered how children’s television programmes are produced. This is a great opportunity to find out about multimedia spaces. Both writers and illustrators are welcome. Ochre Media is an

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5. Illustration competition

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6. Short Story competition

For an advertisement, see http://ssda.bookslive.co.za/blog/2015/03/26/announcing-the-theme-for-the-2015-short-story-day-africa-prize/

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7. Storytelling in an envelope facilitated by Joan Rankin

Venue: Johannesburg (address to be sent to respondents) Date: Tuesday 17 March 2015 Time: 10:00 - 14:30 Cost: R80 SCBWI members, R160 non-members RSVP: By 13 March to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za This workshop will explore the use of an envelope and a postcard to tell a story. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore your creativity. The workshop is for illustrators and writers. A

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8. Storybook projects

Venue: Randpark Ridge (address to be sent to respondents) Date: Wednesday 11 February 2015 Time: 10:00 Cost: R50 SCBWI members, R100 non-members RSVP: To Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za Programme 10:00 Welcome 10:15 NLT Media - Kgosi Kgosi 12:00 Lunch and time to network with illustrators and writers of children’s books 13:00 Creatrix - Lynn Joffe NLT Media NLT Media is a digital

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9. End of year function

Date: 2 December 2014 Time: 10:30 Cost: None (Participants to bring a plate of eats to share for lunch) Venue: Pretoria (Address will be given to respondents) RSVP: By 28 November to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za Let’s get together for the end of the year and relax among friends and colleagues.

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10. Printmaking Workshop

Janina Pechova will facilitate a two-day workshop. Venue: Johannesburg Date: 4-5 September 2014 Time: 10:00 - 15:00 Cost: R400 SCBWI members, R700 non-members RSVP: By 29 August to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za Booking is essential. Only a small number of participants can be accommodated. Participants will be doing monoprints and engravings (dry point etching) Monoprints are artworks

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11. Lunch Indaba

Venue: Emmarentia (Address will be sent to respondents) Date: 22 August 2014 Time: 12:00 - 15:00 Cost: None (Attendees to bring a plate of eats) RSVP: By 21 July to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za Please join us for an informal gathering / smooze / lekgotla / indaba to network and catch up. All are welcome, members and non-members. There won’t be a formal topic for discussion; we’ll just

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12. Basic Computer Skills needed for illustration

Adelle van Zyl will facilitate a workshop Venue: Pretoria (Address will be sent to respondents) Date: 4 July 2014 Time: 10:00 - 15:00 Cost: R100 SCBWI members, R200 non-members RSVP: By 30 June to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za Need to learn to use technology? Adelle is a wiz and will inspire you to try it out. Learn about scanning, colour, resolution, file formats etc. For novices, but

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13. Writing for the child and adolescent markets

A one-day romp through the basics of character, setting, description, plot, theme and genre – from idea generation to development and shaping. Suitable for beginners and experienced writers of child and adolescent literature as well as illustrators who would like to write text as well or who would just like more insight into the writer’s process. Donna Wyckoff-Wheeler will facilitate the

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14. Unlocking your creative energy

Yvette de Beer will facilitate the workshop. Venue: Witbank Dam (Address will be sent to respondents) Date: Tuesday 15 April 2014 Time: 10:00 - 15:00 Cost: R80 SCBWI members, R150 non-members RSVP: By 8 April to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za Yvette de Beer will facilitate a workshop using mixed media, drawing, painting and collage. Please note: • We will organise lifts so that

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15. Workshop: School visits and entertaining children/adults

Joan Rankin will facilitate the workshop. Venue: Johannesburg (address to be sent to respondents) Date: Wednesday 5 March 2014 Time: 10:00 - 15:00 Cost: R80 SCBWI members, R150 non-members RSVP: By 28 February to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za Have you been invited to do a school visit, run a workshop? Joan will talk about some of the school visits she’s done and some of the antics

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16. Meeting

Venue: Randpark Ridge (address to be sent to respondents) Date: Tuesday 4 February 2014 Time: 10:30 Cost: R30 SCBWI members, R60 non-members RSVP: By 31 January to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za Programme 10:30 Welcome 10:40 Slide show on SCBWI 11:15 Book launch of books published in 2013 12:00 Finger lunch 12:30 Using sketch books to get creative in 2014 Book launch Please bring books

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17. The Golden Baobab Prize

We have some exciting news for published writers under the age of 40! In April 2014, Africa39 will announce 39 of the most promising African writers of fiction under the age of 40. Binyavanga Wainana, a renowned Kenyan author, has been tasked with putting together a longlist of 120 of the most promising fiction authors under the age of 40 from Africa South of the Sahara and diaspora. 39

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18. Printmaking workshop

Janina Pechova will facilitate a two-day workshop. Venue: Johannesburg Date: 12-13 November 2013 Time: 10:00 - 15:00 Cost: R400 SCBWI members, R700 non-members RSVP: By 4 November to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za Booking is essential. Only a small number of participants can be accommodated. Participants will be doing monoprints and engravings (dry point etching) Monoprints are artworks

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19. Drawing: The body language of children, people and animals - Joan Rankin

On 9-10 May 2013, we had a fantastic workshop facilitated by Joan Rankin. We each received a file containing a number of exercises. On day 1 we drew with pencil. We shared and discussed the work. And worked some more! Joan inspired us with her "Hat story".       To be continued ....    

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20. Neil Malherbe

Neil Malherbe will be a speaker at an SCBWI event to be held at the Sandton Public Library on 2 July 2013. He is the 2013 Winner of the Crystal Kite Award for the Africa Region for The Magyar Conspiracy which also won the Sanlam Silver Prize for Youth Literature in 2011. The book is published by Tafelberg and is Neil's first novel for young adults. Neil Malherbe grew up in Pretoria, where he

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21. Edyth Bulbring

<!DOCTYPE html> Edyth Bulbring will be a speaker at an SCBWI event to be held at the Sandton Public Library on 2 July 2013. Edyth comes from the Eastern Cape where she attended Collegiate High. She completed a BA at UCT and an MBA at Wits Business School. She has worked as a journalist and political correspondent. She lives in Johannesburg with her partner, three children and dog. To date

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22. SCBWI SA turns 10

Join in the celebrations from 1 -5 November 2013. These will be held in the Cape Town area. For more information, visit: http://scbwi-sa-10-years.blogspot.com/

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23. Spring outing to a rural Orthodox church with Anna Wilson

Date: 20 September 2013 Time: 10:30 Cost: Participants to bring a picnic item to share RSVP: By 16 September to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za Anna Wilson will show us the murals in the church and mausoleum which she painted. There is also a small and simple little chapel in the Russian style and a very small chapel with real frescoes painted by the iconographer Justin Venn as well as a

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24. 5th Annual Jozi Book Fair

The 5th Annual Jozi Book Fair will be held from 25-26 October 2013. See their website for details: http://jozibookfair.org.za Their theme is Reading the word and the world: the role of libraries.

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25. Open Studio: Once upon a puppy

Open Studio (Illustrators or writers open their studios to other interested children's book people. They are great opportunities to network and find out how other people work and create.) “Once upon a puppy” with Lynn Joffe Date: 18 October 2013 Time: 10:30 Cost: None (Participants to bring a plate of eats to share for lunch) Venue: Johannesburg. (Address will be given to respondents) RSVP: By

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