15 May, 2007


SCBWI MEMBERS – A CHANCE TO DISPLAY YOUR BOOKS AND ARTWORK AT THE CAPE TOWN BOOK FAIR The Cape Town Book Fair will be held on 16; 17; 18 & 19 June – for details about the book fair programme and to register as a trade visitor so that you can show your work to publishers during the fair, go to their web site at http://capetownbookfair.com/trade-visitors This year SCBWI South Africa will be having a stand at the book fair. If you are a member of SCBWI you can display your published books, work in progress and your artwork at the stand To have your work displayed send an e-mail to bookings@scbwi.za.org by 31st May 2007 Include your membership no, and when your membership expires. Use CT Book fair 2007 –member in the subject line of your e-mail write - it is important to have the correct subject line. We will send out instructions to respondents at the beginning of June. There will be no fee for displaying your work – however you have to carry all costs to get your work ready & the postage or transport costs to get work to us. We do however retain the right to refuse to display your work if we find it inappropriate, or if the work is not for children. If you are an unpublished author or illustrator you can display your work too – we will have a section for “work in progress” Illustrators – we will have a big V shaped file for your work so people can “page” through to look at illustrators ‘ artwork. In the evenings a screen will be locked over the opening of the stall so your work will be safe. This is an opportunity not to be missed as last year 418 Exhibitors from 36 countries had stands at the Book Fair and the fair was visited by more than 26 000 people and attracted 2000 International Trade Visitors. It placed Africa firmly on the international literary map. As a result of the overwhelming response, this year's fair is more than double the size. So your work can get immense exposure. So if you’re not a member, this is possibly a good time to join (See below more about SCBWI and how to join)

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