Dear Readers, Writers and Publishers
The third edition of Jozi Book Fair will be held on 6, 7 & 8 August 2011. JBF 2011 promises to be one of the best and spectacular shows ever, with all its main projects including the Writers, Childrens, Readers and Small Publishers Projects playing an active and significant role through a variety of events and activities in the month leading to the annual event in August 2011 to make it a success.
The Small Publishers Project is planning to host a Roundtable focusing on Public Libraries Procurement processes on 01 March 2011. The Roundtable will also coincide with the official opening of registration for Jozi Book Fair 2011.
The Childrens Project will be opening a drop-in corner on 12 March 2011 which will be housed within the Setsi Sa Mosadi – Women's Advice Centre which will also be officially be opened on the same day at Khanya College's House of Movements.
The Writers Project will continue to run writing skills training workshops and encouraging emerging writers to organise themselves into writing circles, with the aim of creating and building a culture of writing throughout the country.
The Readers Project whose aim is to help create a culture of reading for leisure and pleasure will continue to assisting groups of organised readers in the form of Book Clubs, Study Groups and all forms of Reading Circles and enourage the formation of new ones where none exists.
It is the aim of Jozi Book Fair that the energy from all this four(4) projects feeds into the annual event in August 2011 and help bring the hundreds and thousands who participates in their activities and programmes to the fair to be held in Museum Africa.
The registration for Jozi Book Fair 2011 will open on the 1 March 2011.
Details will be available on the Jozi Book Fair website: www.jozibookfair.org.za, and in the press.