The Schools Reading Road Show (SRRS), in conjunction with St Benedict’s Prep, is hosting a Children’s Book Fayre, at St Benedict’s College in Bedfordview, on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10am to 3pm.
The theme of Bennies Book Fayre is ‘Home Grown’ and it is aimed at showcasing the multitude of authors who write books for children, showing off our incredible national talent and the wonderful variety of stories (in different languages) available.
Money raised through this event will go towards the primary objective of the SRRS, which is taking authors into schools during 2020, to interact with children and encouraging reading.
Bennies Book Fayre will be the first of its kind in South Africa. The book fayre will showcase only local authors of children’s and YA (young adult’s) books. It will host storytelling sessions, panel discussions and various children’s book activities, and the children’s books will be on sale for the public to buy.
At the event there will be authors as young as nine years old who have written stories they believe their peers should be reading. These young authors will be interacting with the public and generally letting the world know that Local is Lekker.
For more information about Bennies Book Fayre, contact Helen Holyoake on 082 452 9488, or Jann Weeratunga on 072 2477 101, or Kim Hunter on 079 876 2086.
Authors who will be at Bennies Book Fayre include:
Bedelia Paulson, Birgit Bottner, Claire Tucker, Conny Oberrauter, Darren August, Evadeen Brickwood, Gaelan Wort, Jann Weeratunga, Joan Goliath, Jolene Raison, Kim Hunter, Riana Louw, Sian Claven, Zaheera Jina, Debra Myburg, Melina Lewis, Raashida Khan, Sandy Van Zyl, Zurina Saban, Carol Honey, Tracey-Lee Easthorpe, Dolores Oldjohn, Fatuma Abdullah, Hamilton Wende, Hinesh Vithal, Gary Hirson, Nikita Boshoff, Kim Vermaak, Lerato Tefo, Shafinaaz Hassim, Tevin Blignaut, Jayne Bauling and Ntokozo Ndlovu.
Tshiamo Noko, Kwezi Mthethwa and Relebogile Mothema.