From Cape Town

Book Dash Cape Town, 2 December 2017

Cape Town, here we go again!

On a single Book Dash day, creative teams work fast to make beautiful African children’s books that anyone can freely access, print and distribute. Our next event will take place at the AKRO Co-Working Space in Cape Town on the 2nd of December.

You’ll need to do a little prepwork before the event, but most importantly, you need to be available from 9am to 9pm on Saturday the 2nd December. You will also need to get yourself to and from the venue in Salt River, Cape Town on the day. Our aim with Book Dash events is to attract great creatives from the surrounding area. However, applicants from further afar are welcome to apply as long as you are able to arrange your own transport and accommodation.

If you’re not a writer, illustrator, designer or editor, but are still passionate about children’s literacy, why not apply to help out in a support role? We need photographers, videographers, tech support, art directors and social media storytellers to make Book Dash a success.

To find out more about us, or to read existing books, visit For enquiries, email


Applications close on Sunday, 29th October 2017 at 12h00 midday. No late applications will be accepted. All applicants, successful or not, will be informed by Monday, 6 November.


Book Dash Cape Town, 28 June 2014

Our second Book Dash saw ten teams working for 12 hours at Cape Town Central Library. The space buzzed with creative energy as each team created a story from scratch.

See the books

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Book Dash Cape Town, 10 May 2014

This was our very first Book Dash. Just two teams working for six hours at the Paperight/Electric Book Works offices. We learned a lot about how future Book Dashes might work.

See what we made

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