Tuesday, December 18, 2007

SCBWI South Africa's January 2008 Event, Cape Town

January 2008 Event, Cape Town.

Enfolded by a broody hen”: satisfying some psychological needs of the child through books"

Presenter: Andree-Jeanne Tötemeyer
Date: Tuesday 22nd January 2008
Time: 13:30—16:00Where: Bellville Public Library, Bellville (Cape Town)
Cost: Non SCBWI Members R80 & SCBWI Members R50.00 (Includes tea/coffee & sandwiches.)
RSVP: To book please e-mail SCBWI.ZA@gmail.com before 15th January 2008. NB! - put Jeanne Totemeyer in the e-mails subject line
Inquirers: E-mail SCBWI.ZA@gmail.com NB! - put Jeanne Totemeyer in the e-mails subject line
Specific requirements: Please specify if you are vegetarian

Description: Acclaimed Afrikaans children’s book writer, Hester Heese stated: “A children’s book is like a broody hen; it enfolds the child”. In this informal and entertaining talk, the speaker with the use of well-known children’s picture books, will demonstrate what a book can do for a child. Using and adaptation and modification of American children’s books expert, May Hill Arbuthnot’s psychological needs of the child, she will show how nine psychological needs of the child can be satisfied by books.

Andree-Jeanne Totemeyer has specialised and lectured in children's and youth literature for 25 years at four different universities and has more than 50 journal articles and chapters in books to her credit. A former professor and head of the Department of Information Studies of the University of Namibia, Jeanne took early retirement during 1997 in order to have more time for her work in the area of children's literature and readership and creative writing for children. Jeanne has acted as a judge for many children's literary prizes and she regularly offers demo-talks to educators, parents, librarians and children's book enthusiasts on topics in the field of children's books.