A frantic but fun-filled February!
Wow! It's mid-way through February and there's so much on the go already. In the last two weeks we've launched our Reading for Enjoyment sessions with False Bay College students at the Fish Hoek campus - and at the Khayelitsha campus too. Sonja and Zimkhitha have started sessions at both, spreading a love of reading and writing (see the article below).
As February is the month of LOVE, FunDza's running a poetry competition - Lines of Love! Readers are challenged to send in their own original eight-line poem that captures a beating (or broken) heart well. We've been inundated with entries already - we'll be sharing some with you once the judging has happened. To enter or find out more about the competition, visit our mobi site.
This month there'll be two book launches. If you're in Cape Town or Joburg, please come and celebrate with us. As we mentioned in last month's newsletter - both launches involve young people who've worked hard to develop their writing skills to a professional level. We're so excited to see these books in print.
Capetonians, join us at the Book Lounge on 18 February (5.30pm for 6pm) for the launch of Taking Chances (the 10th book in the Harmony High series) - written by the hugely talented young writer Sicelo Kula - who'll be in conversation with Deon Meyer. And, if you're in Gauteng, then join us on 25 February (6.30pm for 7pm) at the Goethe-Institut for the launch of It Takes Two! Vol 2 - the anthology of short stories developed out of the Mentoring Our Future Writers project, sponsored by the National Arts Council. Both events will be very special - we hope to see you there. (Check out our calendar for all this month's events.)
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Catch up with all our news by reading the articles below.
Sending love from all at FunDza
Mignon, Anthea, Dorothy, Ros, Zimkhitha, Phoebe, Ndibulele, Sonja, Siki, Lebo, Baleseng, Andrew, Rethabile and Steve