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Book Dash Cape Town, 5 March 2016

On Saturday 5 March, teams of professional writers, illustrators and designers gathered at Cape Town’s Centre for the Book to create beautiful children’s books in just twelve hours.

The books they created together are their gift to the world, and can be freely printed and distributed by anyone. Read this account of the day by volunteer Helen Moffett, listen below to the documentary of the day produced by Nancy Richards or view the gorgeous photos from the day, taken by the talented Marilet of The Lion and the Lady photography.

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Book Dash Durban, 7 November 2015

Book Dash teamed up with the wonderful Solon Foundation to bring Book Dash to Durban! On Saturday 7 November, teams of professional writers, illustrators and designers joined us to create beautiful children’s books at St Mary’s DSG in Kloof.

The books they created are their gift to the world, and can be freely printed and distributed by anyone. They’re widely used by literacy organisations, ECD centres, schools and others around South Africa and beyond.

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Book Dash Jozi, 27 June 2015

Book Dash JoziWe teamed up with the lovely folk at African Storybook to bring Book Dash to Jozi on 27 June 2015. Teams worked together to create new children’s books in just twelve hours.

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Over forty professional writers, illustrators, and designers gathered, supported by a team of photographers, technical and art directors, storytellers, caterers, and logistics wizards. Everyone was a volunteer, and everything they created is their gift to the world.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page, and join our mailing list to hear about future events.

Huge thanks to the Goethe Institute for hosting us in their wonderful venue for our book-creation day.

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Sponsors

These great organisations have helped Book Dash by sponsoring events, print runs and other costs with their energy, money, products and other resources.

The Solon Foundation

The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust

Worldreader

The Goethe Institute

Lauren Beukes

Nandos Art Fund

Cape Town Central Library

The African Storybook Project

SHINE Literacy Trust

Woolworths

Decorland

Leopard’s Leap

Minuteman Press: Hyde Park

RSA Litho

Prevention Research for Community, Family and Child Health

Rock Girl

Paperight

Electric Book Works

Resolution Colour

Hemelhuijs

Spier

Green Home

World Design Capital 2014