Jozi's Books and Blogs Festival

Jozi's Books and Blogs Festival
past 4 months ago

Starts: Sunday, 31 July, 2016 05:00pm

Ends: Sunday, 31 July, 2016 11:00pm

Event Details

Programme 2016
Please note: The programme is subject to change without prior notice.

General Admission Ticket:
R10 for adults and R5 for children

Authors will be available, in the school hall, to sign books and meet the public.
We have a bookseller with credit card facilities.

10h00 – 10h30

WELCOME AND OPENING
School Hall
CEO of the Market Theatre and Former Artistic Director of the National Arts Festival,
Ismail Mahomed

Guest Appearances – Poet and Author Dr. Don Mattera and Author Ahmed Essop

ADULT PROGRAMME – School Library (No under 16’s will be allowed into sessions)
MC: Editor of Roshgold News Haroun Pochee and Business Development Manager Dimple Patidar.
10h35 – 11h20
BECOMING EXTRAORDINARY!
School Library

Life coach Khalid Jassat (Frameless) and Empowerment Educator Aysha Bangie (It’s All About Selfies) discuss ways of reaching an unlimited self-potential.
Chaired by Author and Food Blogger Adeela Kasoojee (Riding the Samoosa Express).

11h20 – 12h10
CREATING A CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE YOUTH, OF PAST SACRIFICES.
School Library

Author and Poet Dr. Don Mattera and Author Mr. Ahmed Essop discuss the way forward with Freelance researcher, Writer and Political Analyst Ayesha Kajee.

12h10 – 13h00
DISCUSSION WITH THE AUTHORS.
School Library

Book readings from Author Mishka Hoosen (Call it a Difficult Night). Author Nozizwe Cynthia Jele (Happiness is a four-lettered word) and Author Pamela Power (Ms Conception) discuss their writing journeys with Academic Fatima Darsot and Poet Khalida Moosa.

13h00 – 13h50
ALL THINGS BLOGGING
School Library

Executive Editor of The Daily Vox Khadija Patel engages with Sports and Food blogger Naseem Mayet, Travel blogger Sara Essop, Cities and Books blogger Shagufta Pasta and Food and Arts blogger Saaleha Idrees Bamjee about how they began blogging, why they blog, how they create an online presence, the benefits of blogging and why they continue blogging.

13h50 – 14h40
CREATING A PAGE TURNER
School Library

Angela Makholwa (Black Widow Society) and Fiona Snyckers (Now Following You) discuss how they create suspense filled scenes in their novels with Impala Primary School Principal Naazim Adam and Author and Blogger Sumayya Mehtar (Riding the Samoosa Express).

14h40 – 15h20
NEW RELEASE PROMO – Beyond Spice
School Library

Zena Velloo John’s Poetry accompanied by the Visual Artistic Expressions of: Jayna Mistry, Kershnee Velloo, Raeesah Mahomed, Shaskia John and Shenaz Mahomed
Chaired by Writer, Photographer, Food and Arts blogger Saaleha Idrees Bamjee.

GENERAL PROGRAMME – School Hall (Open to the Public)
MC (School Hall)– Educator and Author Naseema Moolla (Riding the Samoosa Express) and Educator Bibi Fatima Ameen (Splash-In Aquatic School)
10h30 – 15h30 for the full day!
KIDS ACTIVITIES
Hall Front Foyer

Taking place in the front foyer of the hall, children of all ages will be involved a number of exciting activities.
Examples are:
Win a prize for designing a cover of a book.
Win a prize for writing a short story titled...
Win a prize for designing your own underpants.
10h40 – 11h15
STORY TIME
School Hall

Listen to Educator Amina Kara (Top Tots) and Dr. Zaheera Jinnah read a variety of short stories.

11h15 – 12h00
TEENS MEET THE AUTHORS (AGES: 11 to 18 year olds)
Front of the School Hall

Teens have the opportunity to meet Actress and Author Ameera Patel Outside the Lines and Author Bontle Senne Shadow Chasers Book 1: Powers of the Knife to find out more about their writing and their career choices.
Chaired by Researcher and Writer Suraya Dadoo.
On a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that this session has a limited capacity.

12h00 – 12h45
PUPPET SHOW (AGES: 4 to 11 year olds)
School Hall

Learn all about reading and visiting the local library brought to you by Ferhaad and Razina from the Extension 3 library.

12h45 – 13h15
BREAKING THE NORM – BOYS DO READ
School Hall

Journalist Faizel Patel speaks about his job and the importance of reading.

13h15 – 14h45
TEENS WRITING WORKSHOP (AGES: 11 to 18 years only)
Front of the School Hall

Teens have the opportunity to join a writing workshop with Writer Fatima Bheekoo-Shah (Sisters Magazine) and Author and Jounalist Qaanitah Hunter (Diary of a Guji Girl).
On a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that this session has a limited capacity.

13h15 – 14h00
POETRY EXTRAVAGANZA (AGES: 4 to 11 years only)
School Hall

Play poetry games with Saffiya Mangera (Bright Beginnings).

14h00 – 14h45
SCARF STYLING AND MORE
School Hall

Educator Radia Bhamjee engages with Author and Educator Nazma Rasool (Exquisite Scarf Styling) about the skill of exquisite scarf styling.

14h45 – 15h20
PRIZE GIVING with Faiza Mahomed Ask Nanima and Author and Editor Nadia Cassim IRTIQA
School Hall

15h20 – 15h30
VOTE OF THANKS
School Hall

Principal of Alpha Primary School Hasina Mahomed.

15h30 – 16h00
CLOSING
School Hall

Researcher and Writer Suraya Dadoo and Journalist Hasina Kathrada discuss the way forward in promoting reading and writing in our communities.