Franschhoek Symposium Agenda (event hosted by CBN)

Wednesday 15 May 2013 at the Green Room, La Fontagne,
19 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek
1 pm to 4.15 pm


1 pm Finger lunch provided by the Franschhoek Literary Festival.

2 pm Symposium starts. Guests welcomed by Chairman, Jay Heale,
independent children’s book enthusiast, editor of Bookchat.

2.05 Presentation by Lesley Beake concerning the activities of the Children’s Book Network (CBN)

2.15 Presentations (3 to 5 minutes maximum) by representatives of children’s books organisations, outlining their general activities or their latest project:
Sindiwe Magona (Translation project of CBN)
Nonique Mashologu (IBBY SA)
Jean Williams (Biblionef SA)
Carole Bloch (PRAESA; Nal’ibali)
Mignon Hardie (Fundza)
Marjorie van Heerden (SCBWI)
Margie Cunnama (FLF Library Fund librarian)
Kathy Madlener (BookMark)
Phakama Matoti (Centre for the Book)

3.30 Since all these organisations do different things, should there be a way of jointly showing the public what is being done?

3.45 Suggestion that a similar Symposium be held each year, with a rotating Convenor. Offer of Convenor for 2014?

4 pm Niki Daly: The challenges faced by children’s book writers and illustrators in the economic climate here and overseas

4.10 Wine and snacks.

Presenters are welcome to bring copies of any leaflet from their organisation for general distribution. The presentation limit of 5 minutes will be strictly adhered to!

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