Wednesday, 23 October 2013
09:00 – 09:30 Registration (tea and coffee will be available)
09:30 – 10:00 Welcome by SCBWI SA Co–Regional Advisors, Elaine Ridge and Marjorie van Heerden
A brief overview of the past 10 years.
10:00 – 10:45 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: A question of imagination – the process of writing from a visual perspective – Niki Daly, internationally acclaimed illustrator and writer.
10:45 – 11:15 TEA
11:15 – 12:00 Digital Developments in Children’s Book Publishing – Nelleke De Jager, Digital Publisher, NB Publisher.(assited by Michelle Cooper (Tafelberg publishers)
12:00 – 12:45 Current developments in educational publishing in South Africa – Steve Cilliers, Managing Director, Oxford University Press.
12:45 – 13:15: Questions from the floor (directed to any of the speakers)
Moderated by Elaine Ridge, Co–Regional Advisor SCBWI SA, editor, translator and writer.
13:15 – 14:15: LUNCH
14:15 – 15:15: Panel Discussion with publishers – What are publishers in South Africa looking for?
What kinds of text or illustrations – submission strategies.
Moderator: Elaine Ridge, Co-Regional Advisor – SCBWI SA
Panel members: Simone Hough (Human & Rousseau Publisher); Michelle Cooper (Tafelberg Publishers); Laurika de Jager (Pearson).
Body break of 15 minutes
15:30 – 16:15 Parallel Sessions – A or B: Frequently Published writers and illustrators share their secrets
A. Publishing youth / young adult books
Moderator: Jenny Hatton (ARA SCBWI SA, editor and writer).
Helen Brain (writer); Robin Malan (writer), Alex Smith (writer)
B. Publishing picture books and books young readers
Moderator: Marjorie van Heerden (Co–RA SCBWI SA, writer/illustrator)
Samantha van Riet (IC SCBWI SA, writer/illustrator); Wendy Hartmann (writer); Rob Foote (writer/illustrator) Paddy Bouma (writer/illustrator)
16:15 – 16:45 Guest item (a treat at the end of the day)
Summing up and vote of thanks by SCBWI SA’s Co–Regional Advisors
16:45 Reception (a toast to SCBWI SA) Sponsored by NB Publishers
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