12th October 2007: 10.30am:
Image right: Scott Balson with John and Cyril de Bruin, leaders of the Kokstad community in Kokstad
Venue: Kokstad Museum, 104 Main Street, Kokstad. Telephone:
(The museum is an old redbrick colonial building with a brookie lace verandah, which was originally the town's library.)
Booking: No need to book seats.
Snacks and tea provided.
Event overview: The Kokstad Museum will hold an open day to celebrate Adam Kok IIIs birthday - allowing the public access to the museum and a number of speeches, including one by the author. Griqua ladies in traditional ware will be serving tea and the Griqua choir in Kokstad has been invited to sing. There will be a table set up where the author will sign books with the limited edition stickers (see below).
Book launch publicised through Kokstad Museum, Kokstad Advertiser (newspaper) and other organisations like the Centre for the Book and National Library of S Africa.
Prominent Griqua personalities are expected to attend.
Children of the Mist will be available for purchase - ZAR200 each (inc VAT) - signed by author.
There is a limited edition numbered 100 copies of the book that will be specially inscribed by senior Griqua in Kokstad and the author. (Collectors item). Only available at the Kokstad launches (while stocks last) and the Kokstad Museum.
Payment by: Cash only (cheques by prior arrangement).
Enquiries: Audrey, Curator of Kokstad Museum. Phone: (039)7976600
Images and remarks from launch
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