The Call for Submissions for 2019 closed on the 30th April. SALA would like to thank all who responded to the call for submissions.

 The announcement of the shortlist will be on the 27th September 2019.

The award ceremony will be on the 7th November 2019


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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club joins the world in celebrating Africa Month, 26th May 2019, at 13H00 to 15H00, 74 Mimosa Road, Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg

The month of May is recognised as Africa month – a time when the continent of Africa commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). Celebrated on the 25th May, Africa Day signals the anniversary of the formation of (OAU) in 1963, giving the people of Africa an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices of many and raise a glass to freedom and liberation from colonial imperialists and apartheid.

As part of celebrations the Miriam Tlali Reading and Book  Club will bring together book lovers in the reading and discussion of Sankomota: An Ode in One Album book by Phehello J Mofokeng, on the 26th of May 2019.

The Club’s primary goal has always been to cultivate the reading and writing culture in the country.

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PRESS RELEASE

(29TH March 2019)

Released by the wRite associates

 EXTENSION ANNOUNCED:

 THE 14TH CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO 30TH APRIL 2019

Due to public request, the South African Literary Awards (SALA) Call for Submissions is extended to 30th April 2019.

This was considered after we had received many requests by entrants pleading for extension to enable their submissions make it for the SALA 2019 edition.

SALA resolved to accommodate these requests, thus this extension for one more month.

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INVITATION

THE MIRIAM TLALI READING AND BOOK CLUB

Invites you to join:

Multiple-Award Winning Author, Victorine Mbong Shu and 12-Year-Old Stacey Fru, International Award-Winning Bestselling Author. This Mother and Daughter are both Activists, Philanthropists, Educators and BrandSA Ambassadors with special focus on literacy and motivational talks.

Theme:

“Parents involvement is the number one predictor of early literacy success and future academic achievement”

The reading and discussion will be centred on their books:

STOP COMPLAINING: BRING BACK INVOLVED PARENTING

and

SMELLY CATS ON VACATION

Date: 20th April 2019

Time: 13H00 to 15H00

Venue: wRite associates 74 Mimosa Road, Randpark Ridge

RSVP by no later than 17 April 2019

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Call for Papers

The 8th (eighth) annual Africa Century International African Writers Conference (ACIAWC) invites

papers and panel proposals, interpreting the theme:

“Africa Writing in Tongues: Towards Social, Political, Heritage and Culture Justice”

Celebrating UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019)

Date:

7th November 2019

Venue:

University of South Africa (UNISA), Muckleneuk Campus. Preller Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria,

Gauteng, South Africa

Abstract Submission Opens: February 25 2019

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: June 10 2019

Deadline for submission of full papers for accepted abstracts: September 23 2019

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THE 14TH CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN LITERARY AWARDS (SALA): 2019

The wRite associates, in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) invites South African writers to submit their work for the 14th South African Literary Awards (SALA) in 12 categories.

The main aim of the South African Literary Awards is to pay tribute to South African writers who have distinguished themselves as groundbreaking producers and creators of literature, while it celebrates literary excellence in the depiction and sharing of South Africa’s histories, value systems, philosophies and art as inscribed and preserved in all eleven official languages of South Africa. The awards have become the most prestigious and respected literary accolades in South African literature.

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