(Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators: South Africa - Gauteng)
Gauteng branch of the South African chapter of the International Professional Organisation for
Writers and Illustrators of Children's Books
SCBWI members were invited to exhibit their books and other promotional material at the Jozi Book Fair held from 11-13 September 2015. Matina Genkova-Mpofu did an outstanding job as organiser of the stand and various members took turns to be on duty.
Members also facilitated events. Joan Rankin held workshops in creativity for both children and adults. Jenny Hatton's play The Hare, Squirrel, Old Man and his Daughter was performed. She also facilitated a discussion on the importance of reading. A highlight of the fair was In Conversation with Joan Rankin (with Jenny Hatton).