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  • Igniting imagination: Reading & writing as pleasure & play

    Teachers, children, parents, caregivers, librarians – anyone who loves stories!

    Join us for a day of celebration of experiences, creativity and ideas about sparking imagination to engage in reading and writing as pleasure and play.

    Family and community literacy day

    • All events are free of charge.

    • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    • Some events may need to be pre-booked.

    • Please check website for nal programme by mid-August, or contact Cindy Maree at or 021 406 6733.

    • Visit for more information and programme updates.

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    Hear about how reading

    clubs ignite imagination amongst

    young children

    Watch musical

    storytelling and lms

    Learn to nd and adapt stories for

    children on your mobile phone, make plays based on folk

    tales, and develop your own storybooks

    Share experiences of

    setting up libraries


    Gcina Mhlophe


    African Storybook Project, Wordworks, Shine, FunDza and Nal’ibali amongst others


    Baxter Theatre

    5 September 2015

    10.00am - 4.30pm


  • CONCERT HALL PROGRAMME (Some events and times may change)

    10.00am Welcome

    10.10 am - 10.50am Gcina Mhlope, one of South Africa’s best-known storytellers, will share exciting local stories in a variety of languages.

    10.50am - 11.20am Elinor Sisulu, human rights activist and passionate supporter of children’s literature, talks about her own work in children’s literature and about the Puku Foundation.

    11.20am - 12.00pm FunDza’s library on a cellphone is available to all - come

    easy-to-read, ensuring that you’ll want to come back for

    12.10pm - 1.15pm Nal’ibali presents some of its award-winning ideas around promoting reading and The Jungle Theatre presents a show ‘How Stories Began...’ a story from Nal’ibali’s rich collection.

    1.15pm - 1.45pm Lunch Break

    1.45pm - 2.00pm EmileYX and Mixed Mense will perform two songs, showing the power of hip hop in reaching out to

    2.00pm - 3.00pm “ILLiteracies: Intimate, Lived and Liberatory Literacies” Panel: Facilitated by Catherine Kell, the panel showcases imaginative grassroots projects around literacy. Neo Mathetsa will talk about setting up the Underground Library in Mohlakeng, EmileYX, founder of Black Noise and Heal the Hood, will talk about his hip hop work

    Tshabalala about working with teenagers and at-risk youth on computer programming.

    3.00pm - 3.45pm Dizu Plaatjies, well-known musician and founder of Amampondo, combines music and storytelling in an inspiring performance.

    3.45pm - 4.15pm Sindiwe Magona, celebrated writer and activist, calls us

    4.15pm - 4.30pm Closing


    10.00am Welcome

    11.00am - 12.30pm Shine presents a literacy workshop for caregivers of young children.

    12.30pm - 1.30pm Lynn Joffe offers an interactive, creative workshop for

    stimulate the inner child.

    1.30pm - 2.30pm African Storybook Project presents a workshop where participants adapt an African children’s story for their own community.

    2.30pm - 3.30pm Nicole Levine takes participants on a journey into their own imagination through drama, movement and art.

    3.30pm - 4.30pm Ona Janse van Rensburg offers an interactive workshop: from art to reading and writing as

    4.30pm Closing


    WORKSHOP: 11.00am to 3.00pm

    Jill Joubert, well-known art teacher and puppeteer, takes participants through the process of making puppets and presenting a puppet show based on an African folk-tale. Participation needs to be pre- booked – e-mail cindy.maree@uct. if you would like to take part - !rst come, !rst served.


    11.00am to 4.30pm

    The Bookery hosts a comfortable spot for discussion about exciting ideas for school or community libraries of any size.


    STALLS: 11.00am to 4.30pm

    And there will be lots, lots more! Beautiful books, stalls, resources

    and projects will be on display from a range of leading literacy organisations and publishers. All under one roof and available for discussions, queries and support!