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.

See the books

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.

From over a hundred applicants we selected experienced professionals who are:

  • writers
  • illustrators
  • designers (proficient in InDesign)
  • book editors
  • an IT expert
  • a photographer and videographer
  • event-logistics wizards.

If you’re a creative professional (or top-notch amateur) in these areas and want to join us next time, follow our Facebook page and join our mailing list to see the call for applications.


Kirsten Walker, Maya Marshak, Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa, Marisa Steyn, Megan Andrews, Sam Beckbessinger, Jennifer Jacobs, Simóne van der Spuy, Michele Fry, Chenél Ferreira, Thea de Klerk, Sam Wilson, Marteli Kleyn, Megan Lotter, Jacqui L’Ange, Nick Mulgrew, André Kieswetter, Liza Esterhuyse, Chani Coetzee, Lili Probart, Jon Keevy, Lara De Groot, Gerhard van Wyk, Jade Mathieson, Nadene Kriel, Catherine Holtzhausen, Martha Evans, Stefania Origgi, Lauren Nel, Melissa Fagan, Alexandria Mackinnon, Gwendolene van der Merwe, Lesley Beake, Ester Levinrad, Zanri Kritzinger, Liz Sparg, Judith Browne, Helen Moffett, Tarryn-Anne Anderson, Michelle Matthews, Julia Norrish, Philippa Dewey, Nancy Richards, Noélle Koeries, Arthur Attwell, Marilet van Rooyen