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2017 South African Childrens Bookfair - JHB - 15-18 June


For those looking to explore the local market for children's literature this event is just for you.

The 2017 South African Children's Bookfair is promising to be a one-stop event for authors, publishers, illustrators and other industry professionals. Exhibitions, workshops and book launches promise to make it well worth the trip into Boksburg.

Unfortunately, exact details on the speaker lineup, exhibitions and workshops seems to be a bit sparse at  the moment. I have asked the event organizer for a bit more detail and will update this post once I have it. This article by the guest speaker at the event James Murua seems to have the most comprehensive info on the event.

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Breaking Through the Block – A Workshop for Writers – 1st July 2017, JHB


 Love learning?

Love networking with other authors?

Ever struggle with Writer’s Block?

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Calls for Submissions: South African Authors, This Is Your Opportunity to Be Recognised


South Africans often believe that they are excluded from international writing competitions, which tends to leave them feeling demotivated and uninspired. Perhaps it’s a lack of research skills, or perhaps it’s easier to believe that than to take the plunge. Fear of success is almost as prevalent as fear of failure.

If you believe your writing is worthy of being read and celebrated, you should go out and do what you can with what you have. Every day, authors slave away in front of their keyboards (or even the arbitrary pencil and paper!) weaving together words to create literary works that may never be read. But fear of failure does not stop them from chasing that dream. And, judging by the countless published books, successful television and stage productions, magazines, newspapers and every other form of media, thousands (if not millions!) of authors succeed. It all starts with committing thoughts to words.

Ultimately, it's a question of Why do you write?

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