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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. 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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2. 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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3. 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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4. 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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5. 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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6. 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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7. 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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8. 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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9. 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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10. 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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11. 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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12. Golden Boabab winners 2012

<!--[if gte vml 1]> <![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->PRESS RELEASE November 14th, 2012 Golden Baobab Prize Winners Named Jenny Robson Joy Nwiyi Rutendo Chabikwa The 2012 winners of the Golden Baobab Prize, a leading African literary award, have been announced. This year Joy Nwiyi of Nigeria, Jenny Robson of South

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13. End-of-year event

We will have our end-of-year event from 10:30 on 4 December in Emmarentia in Johannesburg. It will be an opportunity to talk about your illustrating and writing during the year as well as socialise with friends and colleagues. All are welcome. Please bring a plate to share. For address details, write to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za

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14. Retreat with Doug Cushman

Introduction Matina and Thandi

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15. Golden Baobab 2012 - Call for Submissions

  It is a pleasure to announce the ongoing Golden Baobab Prize, a literary award that annually invites entries of unpublished African-inspired stories written for an audience of ages 8-11 years or 12-15 years.  The mission of the Golden Baobab Prize is to identify the African literary giants of the next generation and produce excellent stories that will be appreciated for years to come.

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16. Publishers' Day

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17. Announcement and call for papers

4th Unisa Children’s Reading Conference: 11-12 September 2012 Venue: Sunnyside Campus of the University of South Africa, Pretoria Theme: Social media and children “One in six children is failing to read books as they spend an increasing amount of time text messaging friends, sending e-mails and browsing social networking sites”. Social media has become exceedingly popular in recent

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Although this is a Critique group meeting, all are welcome! Venue: Johannesburg (Address will be given to respondents) Date:  6 March 2012 Time: 9 for 9:30 Cost: R300 for SCBWI members, R400 for non-members Bookings: By 24 February 2012 to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za David Chislett will facilitate a half-day session focussing on how to position yourself to succeed in the publishing

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19. Events

SCBWI SA is planning several exciting events in Gauteng for 2012. Our 2011 end-of-year event says it all in the photo showing us wearing our hearing aids, supplied courtesy of Lynn Joffe who inspired us with her music.

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20. Crystal Kite Award Submission

If your PAL book was published in 2011, we want to make sure that your book is included for consideration in the 2012 Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards! The deadline for receiving your book is Tuesday, January 31, 2012.   How do I make sure my book is a contender for the 2012 Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards? 1.      Go to and click on the Awards tab to familiarize yourself with the guidelines

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21. Illustrator Workshops at Alliance Francaise

On Saturday 19th November, the Alliance Francaise in Parkview, Johannesburg was alive with rabbits in rocketships, and elephants with wrinkly knees. SCBWI member and illustrator Maja Sereda had an exhibition of original work that included the wonderfully evocative spreads from her Crystal Kite award-winning book The Kite’s Flight. Maja and fellow SCBWI member Rico (Madam and Eve) Schacherl

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22. Second South African Writers' Symposium - Call for Papers

“Striving for Excellence in South African Literature" - 8-10 March 2012 DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31 JANUARY 2012 INTRODUCTION The Centre for the Book is hosting the second South African Writers' Symposium from 8 – 10 March 2012 in Cape Town. Members of the public, publishers, librarians, booksellers, printers, authors, academics, and all other relevant stakeholders are hereby invited

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23. Illustration Workshop

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24. Paper, scissors ... picture

Acres of swishy swashy grass, tons of squelchy, squerchy mud and an assortment of particularly ferocious bears were much in evidence when SCBWI member Hazel Cuthbertson and drama student Mark Tatham presented a one-hour illustration workshop at the Alliance Française in Johannesburg in February. Hazel gave the kids the basics about how to translate the movement, emotion and energy of a story

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25. 5th Conference on South African Children's and Youth Literature - 18-20 September 2012

18-20 September 2012 North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom, South Africa Invitation to attend conference and call for papers Conference theme: Spaces, routes and (re-)discoveries in children's and youth literature Papers on South African as well as international children's and youth literature are welcome, and should preferably link up with one or more of the

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