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Cape Town Book Fair 2009 - 13-16th June.

SCBWI SA will have a stand where SCBWI members can display their work. The aim is to assist South African writers and illustrators to make contact with representatives from international and local publishers coming to the Fair.

SCBWI Members

It’s Book Fair time! We would like to invite you to display your books and artwork at the SCBWI stand.


  • 15 Books per person. These books should be DIFFERENT publications and not copies of the same publication.
  • The books you display do not have to be recent publications. Display your best work
  • We will also have a work in process section where you could display:

- Manuscripts

- Picture book dummies

- A synopsis on a chapter of your manuscript (One A 4 page). These pages should be in a:

    • plastic sleeve folder
    • ring binder
    • bound
  • Please include a CV (Two A 4 pages). The CV must be mounted on cardboard. The CV should have:
    • Photo
    • List of your publications


  • Boards will be displayed in a V shaped poster holder. Visitors will page through them
  • Please follow the instructions:

- Use two sheets of Tripex board(620 grams and 1020x770mm) and Acetate 17 microns (762 width). ( Both these products are available at Deckle Edge).

- Cut 4 mounting boards (50x70 cm) (Two to be used for backing and two for windows) (DISPLAYS OF A DIFFERENT SIZE WILL NOT BE DISPLAYED AT THE BOOK FAIR)

- Cut window mounts. (leave 2-3 cm breathing space and 3 cm between each illustration)

- Cover each illustration with acetate (Before positioning in mirror)

- Illustrations should be displayed on one side only

- Illustrations should be secure

- Add a list of illustrations on display (add to CV)

  • You can have more that one illustration on a board. You can display published and unpublished work (Only illustrations suitable for children’s books)
  • Displays should be neat and well prepared


  • NO information of any company or organisation can be displayed
  • Every book or artwork should be clearly marked with your name and contact details. The Society shall not be held responsible for any loss of material.
  • Please include a CV (Two A 4 pages). The CV must be mounted on cardboard or attached to your artwork. The CV should include:
    • Personal information
    • Photo
    • List of your publications
  • All material must have reached us by NO LATER than Wednesday 10th of June 2009. The material should be posted or delivered to:
    • Celeste Slabber-Loriston

4 Du Toit Street


South Africa


  • You can deliver your books or artwork at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC: 1 Lower Long Street Cape Town 8000) on Friday 12 June between 10h00-14h00. NO late deliveries will be displayed.
  • If you wish to attend the Book Fair on 13-16 June you have to register as a Trade Visitor (
  • Please arrange for your books or art works to be collected on Tuesday 16 June 2009 (16h00-18h00). Please arrange with Celeste if you have a problem collecting your work.
  • If you could assist us at the stand on any of the above days please contact Celeste. We would appreciate your time and effort.
  • If you have any questions please contact us for more information:

We are looking forward seeing you at the Book Fair for 2009!

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