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Conference: Reading Promotion and Storytelling for children 2010

2nd Unisa Conference on Reading Promotion and Storytelling for Children

From 6 - 8 October 2010 the 2nd Unisa Conference on Reading Promotion and Storytelling for Children will take place at the University of South Africa in Pretoria. This will be accompanied by a Storytelling Festival on the evenings of 6 & 7 October.

The first conference and festival which took place in 2009 proved to be so popular that it was decided to host it as an annual event. In 2009 storytellers from Indonesia, Cameroon, Argentina, in addition to local storytellers enthralled the audience. This year, the organisers are planning to have storytellers from Senegal, Cameroon and Palestine participating, not only in the Storytelling Festival, but also in the conference and workshops, sharing their knowledge and experience with the participants.

Before the Conference a series of workshops will be presented. A full day workshop, entitled “Telling the Story of Your Name: Teachers as Readers and Writers” will be presented by presenters from the USA, Botswana and Kenya. There will also be shorter workshops on the making of books and telling of stories; unleashing of creative potential; classroom initiatives to install a love for reading and what South African English books can be read with Senior Phase additional language learners

For enquiries, please contact:

Prof Thomas van der Walt: vdwaltb@unisa.ac.za
Dr Marthie de Kock: dkockmg@unisa.ac.za
Ms Koki Mokwatlo: mokwaki@unisa.ac.za