Jozi’s Books and Blogs Festival is an annual community event which aims to showcase acclaimed authors, bloggers and journalists so as to inspire and challenge the young and old in our communities to become more involved in reading and writing.
When: Sunday, 30th July 2017
Where: SBSM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL, Gate 3, 24 Salvia Street, Extension 3, Lenasia
Time: 9h30 to 16h00
|10h00 – 10h30:OPENING with the Honorable Mr Pravin Gordhan – Patidar Hall – MC: SBSM Independent School Principal Mr Jateen Nana
09h00 – 16h00
Patidar Hall Foyer – PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION – Photographic Exhibition: #Jozisbbf2017 invites you to an exhibition of original works by Photographer and Author Fakir Hassen, Food and Arts blogger Saaleha Idrees Bamjee (ShootCake) and the Roshnee Photography Club.
14h00 – 15h30
TEEN PROGRAMME – YELLOW and ORANGE rooms
10h45 – 12h00
TEEN Session 1 – BREAKING THE NORM – BOYS DO READ – YELLOW ROOM
Is it true that young boys don’t read? Does it matter what they read? How do we get them to read, if they aren’t? Writer Suraya Dadoo, chats to several talented laaities-turned-writers about their own childhood reading journeys. Join Fred Khumalo (Dancing the Death Drill), Hinesh Vithal (National Park Trilogy), radio personalities Riyaaz Safi, Azhar Vadi and Ejaz Khan, TV presenter Shaka Sisulu and Cause Communicator Angelo Clyde Louw to find out the secret of their success.
MC: Mr K. Singh
TEEN Session 2 – YOUNG ADULT NOVELS – ORANGE ROOM
Teens have the opportunity to meet Author Joanne Macgregor (Hushed), Author Zara Valli (Kryolia), Author Fiona Snyckers (Trinity Series), Author Laylaa Khan (That Nerd) and Author Ayesha Desai (Jasmine in the wind). Chaired by Teacher Rafiq Jajbhay.
MC: Ashraf Patel
12h15 – 13h45
TEEN Session 1 – TEEN WRITING WORKSHOP with Author and actress Ameera Patel (Outside the Lines) – YELLOW ROOM
On a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that this session has a limited capacity to 30 learners. MC: writer Priya Pitamber (BrandSouthAfrica.com)
TEEN Session 2 – TEEN DIALOGUE WORKSHOP with Muvhango Scriptwriter and Penguin published Author Pamela Power (Ms Conception, Things Unseen and Delilah now Trending) – BLACK ROOM
On a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that this session has a limited capacity to 30 learners. MC: Teacher: Ms J. Devnath
TEEN Session 1 – LEARN HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN BLOG – COMPUTER LAB
Teens have the opportunity to learn to learn how to create a blog with Bollywood Blogger and Radio Eastwave Host Riyaaz Safi, Teen blogger Fatima Moolla (Timeless Teens) and Lifestyle Blogger Mumtaz Moosa Saley (Lifestyle by MS).
On a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that this session has a limited capacity to 30 learners. Teachers: Mrs N. Lakha, Mrs K. Sivrathan, Mr D. Jeyakumar
TEEN Session 2 –
CELEBRATING INFLUENTIAL WOMEN AROUND US
Theatre Practitioner Thokozani Ndaba, Mail and Guardian Editor in Chief Khadija Patel, Author and Actress Ameera Patel (Outside the Lines), Multi sports editor Nazli Hamilton (SuperSport) and Author Dr Ela Manga (The Energy Code). Chaired by Author Rehana Moosajee (Riding the Samoosa Express).
MC: CA and Blogger Sabeeha Mosam
15h30 – 16h00
CLOSING and AWARD CEREMONY with Principal Jateen Nana, Dimple Paima Patidar, Nadia Cassim (IRTIQA) and ROSHGOLD NEWS Team