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Archived news and events: SCBWI Cape Town

This blog contains archived events and news for SCBWI SA Cape Town. For the latest news and events, please visit our website at http://scbwi.za.org/

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

SCBWI (SA) SPRING EVENT in October 2011

SCBWI SA– Upcoming Events
Happening in Cape Town


SCBWI (SA): A WEEK-LONG SPRING EVENT

Deadline has been extended to the 25th of August



To celebrate the 40th birthday of the international Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the South African chapter is arranging a gala Spring Event from 21 to 27 October, open to members and non-members. The event will have three components, each with a separate attendance fee:

1. A one-day children’s book conference
2. Gala luncheon with specialist speakers
3. Four days of specialist review sessions by appointment for individual writers and illustrators

Note:
The conference and luncheon are open to all with an interest in children’s books, e.g. writers, illustrators, parents, teachers, booksellers, librarians, publishers and policy-makers. The review sessions are for writers and illustrators, whether or not they are members of SCBWI or whether they have been published or not.

For more information and the program in full and deadlines for bookings and submissions go to http://springevent2011-scbwi-sa.blogspot.com/

Monday, June 6, 2011

Upcoming event - AUGUST 2011 (Cape Town)

SCBWI (SA) Open Book Day & Critique session at Marjorie's Home

Region: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Saturday, 13 August 2010
Time: 11h00 – 17h00
Venue: 153 Beach Rd, Gordon's Bay. e-mail for directions – scbwi.za@gmail.com
RSVP: To book please e-mail scbwi.za@gmail.com before 5 August and put Book Day in subject line and state if .
Cost: SCBWI members R50.00; non-members R60.00 per person (includes a snack lunch and coffee and tea)

Description: SCBWI SA will have a Get-together… Publishers, writers and illustrators are invited to spend a day with Marjorie at her home to talk, and talk, and talk about children's books. Writers and illustrators will have a chance to show their illustrations or read an extract from their work in a critique session.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Golden Baobab Prize


It is a pleasure to announce the ongoing Golden Baobab Prize, a literary award that annually invites entries of unpublished African-inspired stories written for an audience of ages 8-11 years or 12-15 years.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



This year the prize will award $1,000 to the best story in the junior category as well as the senior category and $800 to the most promising young writer (18 years and below). Beyond that, the Golden Baobab Prize offers to connect outstanding stories with African and international publishers. The Prize is open to African citizens of all ages. Deadline for submission is June 20, 2011.



The Golden Baobab is here to change the face of African literature as we know it! We are counting on your support in achieving this vision.



For more information see: www.goldenbaobab.org


Crystal Kite Award Winner in the Africa Region


The SCBWI is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural 2011 Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards.
The Crystal Kite Awards are given by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators to recognize great books from the 70 SCBWI regions around the world. Along with the SCBWI Golden Kite Awards, the Crystal Kite Awards are chosen by other children’s book writers and illustrators, making them the only peer-given awards in publishing for young readers.



Congratulations to Maja Sereda and William Gumede




Their book Kite's Flight is the winner for the African region and was published by Jacana Media Publishers http://www.jacana.co.za/about-jacana




Please click on links below for more information about Maja (an SCBWI member)



http://www.scbwi.org/MemberProfile.aspx?u=2938994339415732



Maja’s blog: http://catching-rabbits.blogspot.com/2010/07/kites-flight.html




Please click on link below for more information about the other SCBWI Golden Kite Awards winners!



http://www.scbwi.org/Pages.aspx/Current-News?2011-SCBWI-Crystal-Kite-Awards-Announced-






About the Crystal Kite Awards
The SCBWI launched the Crystal Kite Awards to recognize great books from the 70 SCBWI regions around the world. Each regional chapter was assigned to one of 15 divisions and the membership in each division voted for their favourite book published by an SCBWI member that year.
SCBWI President Stephen Mooser explains that, “In a time when marketing
budgets are being scaled back by publishers these awards were established to create a way for more of our members to receive national recognition for
their books.”
The Crystal Kite Awards are a regional spin-off of the annual SCBWI Golden
Kite Award given in 4 categories for excellence in children’s literature. Both awards are unique as they are chosen by other writers and illustrators,
making them the only peer-given awards in publishing for young readers.
Lin Oliver, SCBWI Executive Director added, “We are so pleased to be able to offer an award that helps to promote regional diversity in the field of children’s books,” She continued, “It is our goal to help each of our published members find ways to promote and market their work through a variety of programs, resources and awards.”

Monday, May 2, 2011

The South African Chapter of SCBWI, Cape Town
(Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)
would like to announce
A week-long SCBWI (SA) Spring event 2011
Friday 21 October – Thursday 27 October

For more info go to http://springevent2011-scbwi-sa.blogspot.com/


The event will have three separate components, each with a separate attendance fee:
  • A one-day children’s book conference
  • A luncheon with specialist speakers
  • Four days of review sessions for individual writers and illustrators
Note: The event will be open to anyone with an interest in children’s books, e.g. writers, illustrators, parents, teachers, booksellers, librarians, publishers and policy-makers.
However, SCBWI members will be given preference.

Please email scbwi.za@gmail.com to express your interest in attending.
Please put Spring Event 2011 in the subject line and indicate which of the three components you interested in.
Please state if you re a SCBWI member


FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER - ONE-DAY CHILDREN’S BOOK CONFERENCE

• The primary focus of the conference will be on the opportunities and challenges facing children’s book writers and illustrators in educational publications in South Africa.
• A secondary focus will be on possible opportunities opening up in international markets (maybe including the rapidly expanding markets in the East?) for South African children’s Publishers, book writers and illustrators – both in English and in translation.


SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER – SCBWI (SA) SPRING LUNCHEON

• An gala luncheon to celebrate SCBWI’s 40th birthday which will feature Steve Mooser (SCBWI President and a visiting international children’s book writer and Literary Agent, Erzsi Deak

Note: At the luncheon venue local publishers will be given the opportunity to display and promote their latest children’s book publications.


MONDAY 24 TO THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER – REVIEW SESSIONS

• Four days of review sessions in which the literary Agent, children’s book editors and established writers and illustrators will provide thirty-minute one-on-one critiques of the work of local writers & illustrators. (SCBWI Members will be given preference)

Note: SCBWI Members who do not have a review session will have the opportunity to display their work in an exhibition space.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

SCBWI SA October Event

The creative process of illustrating Long Walk to Freedom, the picture book version of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography - illustrator, Paddy Bouma

Region: Cape Town, South Africa

Date: Wednesday, 27th October 2010

Time: 10h00

Enquiries: By e-mail to scbwi.za@gmail.com and (NB!) please put Enquiries – October Talk in your e-mail’s subject line.

Venue: In Paddy Bouma’s studio at her home - Waterhof Farm, Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch.

For direction see map below – end of e-mail.

Cost: R60 (this includes tea/snack).

RSVP: e-mail to scbwi.za@gmail.com and (NB!) October Talk in your e-mail’s subject line. Deadline Friday 22nd October 2010

Description of Event: Paddy Bouma illustrated the new, Chris van Wyk-abridged Long Walk to Freedom – a task that took almost a year to complete. She calls the work the crowning moment of her career. Paddy will talk about the creative process of illustrating Long Walk to Freedom, the picture book version of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography

Paddy, international award-winning illustrator, will explain and show in some detail the process she followed to research and create her stunning authentic illustrations, explaining her methods and techniques and tell about the research