08 June, 2009

Workshop: Illustrate and write a Children's book for the Trade Market facilitated by Joan Rankin

Dates: Beginning Wednesday 27 May and continuing with three more workshops on dates to be agreed on by participants
 Time: 10:00 -12:30 Where: Houghton, Johannesburg Cost: For Non-members R500 per person Cost: For SCBWI members R250 per person Description: The course will comprise of four hands-on sessions: 1) Background and brainstorming session 2) Writing and illustrating stories 3) Discussion and feedback 4) Finalisation of books No skills are needed. The emphasis will be on having fun and experimenting. Participants will receive guidance on writing and illustrating for children. These workshops will culminate in each person producing a book to be exhibited at the Exhibition to be held in November at the University of Pretoria and Alliance Francaise. Joan Rankin’s experience comes from illustrating over forty children's books as well as writing some of them. In 1991 she won South Africa's most prestigious award for children's book illustrations, the Katrine Harries Award, for her illustrations in The Dancing Elephant; Ask for Patricia and The Twelve Days of Christmas. 50% Deposit to be paid by 22 May to secure your place Bank: FNB Type: Savings Account Name: SCBWI Branch: Melville 256505 Number: 62121041850 Please note that this series of workshops replaces the previously advertised course “Illustrating Children’s Books” which will be run at a future date.

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