Esteemed opera singer Aviva Pelham recounts her mother’s fascinating tale of ...
Cape Town Book Fair
Hear ye, hear ye, read all about it!
Bookmark Friday, 15 to Sunday, 17 June in your diary, the Cape Town Book Fair is at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), and according to sources it’s set to be a real page-turner.
Indulgent puns aside though, the Cape Town Book Fair promises to remain a not to be missed date on the literary calendar. The three day extravaganza is jam-packed with over 200 events, and includes ample opportunity for book worms to stock up on enough recommended reading to last the next decade.
2012 Cape Town Book Fair Highlights
- Book launches
- Author interviews
- Digital zone, highlighting today’s eBook revolution
- Poetry corner
- Meet-the-author sessions and book signings
- Literary workshops and forums
- Social events
- A kid’s zone
- Chef Theatre
What to look forward to?
Aside from the countless opportunities laymen have to indulge their literary nerd, national and international professionals involved in the development, commercial trade and exchange of literary merchandise can keep abreast of the latest trends, technologies and brands by networking at a designated trade fair on Friday 15 June.
Additionally, those who make a living from writing, crafting, chopping, changing and publishing stories can look forward to the arrival of Elizabeth Manning Murphy, the current president of the Canberra Society of Editors. Murphy will be facilitating an editing master class on the subject of text editing. Though tailored to industry professionals, the event is also open to the public (R695 for non-members).
Who can attend?
Bibliophiles of all persuasions and ages, if you’re looking to explore the literary world or introduce a young mind to storytelling, bring yourself and whoever you can find to explore what’s beyond the rabbit’s hole.
Early bird tickets are available until 31 May 2012 at R50p/p while unreserved tickets are available from 1 June 2012 at R60 p/p, students and pensioners get a discounted rate of R30p/p. Tickets are available through Computicket.com.
So, whether you’re an avid reader, a budding author, a lover of print or a publishing guru, this fair is going to be one for the books.