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 perspectiveNiki Daly, internationally acclaimed illustrator and writer.
10:45 – 11:15      TEA
11:15 – 12:00      Digital Developments in Children’s Book PublishingNelleke De Jager, Digital Publisher, NB Publisher.(assited by Michelle Cooper (Tafelberg publishers)
12:00 – 12:45      Current developments in educational publishing in South AfricaSteve 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