A very exciting day for us here at SAIR. I can proudly say that our charity event is going to blow Jozi up for the night.
1000 book pledge donation for the Pavement Bookworm Foundation.
Our event will see local authors, musicians, bloggers and their readers come together in hopes of raising the funds and books to back up our 1000 book pledge donation for the underprivileged kids in Johannesburg.
STAR GUEST ANNOUNCED!
Samm Marshall is a well-known media personality. Who for over a decade has graced radio, print and television media. Samm had a long stint at ETV as morning show host of Morning Edition.
He is currently the host of Morning Live on the weekends on SABC 2 and has recently joined Morning Live weekdays with Lee-ann Mannas and Vuyo Mbuli. He is also a news reader with national radio station SAfm weekdays.
Not forgetting print, Samm is currently Editor in Chief of www.sportsstuff.org.za (to launch in November) a new monthly online sport lifestyle magazine and continues to grace the pages of online magazines as a features writer and has written on the 2010 World Cup.
Our Guest authors for the evening
and Joanne Mcgregor
With the help of Skoobs theatre of books we are also launching a brand new kiddies author hitting SA soon.
Mrs Spiggles hopes to share important money messages with children, regardless of their financial upbringing, with the hope that they are better able to manage their finances throughout their life journeys.
Series name: Mrs Spiggles and her Money Tales
Title of book: Taylor’s Birthday Surprise
Jean Archary is a proud mum to her seven-year-old daughter, Taria Somiah. She is a certified financial planning professional and a certified workplace coach, and financial education is a topic close to her heart. Jean holds a BA in Psychology and Communication, and a postgraduate diploma in Advanced Tax.
Raised in a single-parent home with three siblings, she learnt many money lessons early on in life. Even with an extensive background in financial planning, Jean found it challenging to explain financial messages to her daughter and wondered if other parents were struggling too. And so through their money conversations, the concept of Mrs Spiggles was brought to life by both mother and daughter.