Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Nobel Laureates, Tutu, Soyinka at Cape Town Book Fair

The 5th annual Cape Town Book Fair kicks off on 30 July with a day for the trade, a new innovation for the fair. Then from 31 July to 2 August this popular event opens to the public. Over the past four years tens of thousands of visitors have flocked to the CTBF to meet authors, take part in discussions and listen to lectures. This year the CTBF will be opened by Archbishop Desmond Tutu who will be launching his Children’s Storybook Bible at the Fair – a launch that will go out live to publishers around the world from the Cape Town Convention Centre.

Professor Wole Soyinka will be the keynote speaker at the opening – two Nobel Laureates on one stage. This year the CTBF is focusing on trade and on being the book fair in sub-Saharan Africa. There will be publishers from around the world at the fair, including a large delegation from Arab countries.

Another innovation is the test kitchen where some of our finest cooks will be demonstrating their work. With a special programme for children in the Children’s Zone, a feast of books and authors there is something for everyone at the CTBF.

Join the Facebook group to take part in discussions and competitions and add your voice to the discussion http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cape-Town-South-Africa/Cape-Town-Book-Fair/277677959363?v=app_2347471856&ref=ts

More information available at www.capetownbookfair.com.

Posted by HWB Communications, Cape Town's premier PR agency specialising in crisis communications & media relations in South Africa. The Cape Town Book Fair is a client of HWB.