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Join Gareth Crocker and Carlyle Labuschagne at the SA Indies Rock Book Festival in Roodepoort


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Calling all independent publishers, authors, bloggers and book lovers! The SA Indies Rock Book Festival invites you to an interactive afternoon of book discussions on Saturday, 28 March, at Modjadji House in Roodepoort.

Hosted by Carlyle Labuschagne, author of Evanescent: A Broken Novel, the event will be open to the public from 2 to 9 PM.

Speakers include Gareth Crocker, author of The Last Road Trip, Porcupine Press owner David Robbins, founder of the UtopYA Conference in Nashville Janet Wallace and David Henderson, founder of My eBook.

Don’t miss it!

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, 28 March 2015
  • Time: 2:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Venue: Modjadji House
    23 Oosthuizen Drive
    Roodepoort | Map
  • Guest Speaker: Janet Wallace, Gareth Crocker, David Henderson and David Robbins
  • RSVP:, 021 462 2425

Have a look at the press release for more information:

Debut South African Indies Rock – SAIR – launches in Johannesburg on 28 March with international speaker and CEO of Social Deviants and founder of the UtopYA Conference in Nashville!

SAIR was founded by award winning South African author Carlyle Labuschagne – author of Dead of Night, The Broken Destiny, Evanescent and Absolution to name a few – as a way of giving back to the industry for making her dreams come true. South African Indies Rock is a book festival aimed at being a place where self-published to traditionally published writers are seen as equal players in the industry, a place where they can find hope, inspiration and the resources they need to help them along the exciting journey of being recognised in their craft. Carlyle started this initiative because of her struggle to becoming a South African published author. Frustrated by the lack of support and enthusiasm about all things reading and writing in South Africa her message of ‘stand loud and proud for what you believe in and you should believe in yourself and not be scared of your unique voice’ will be the core focus of this endeavour. Labuschagne hopes to make SAIR a destination where everyone feels connected, celebrated and rewarded for their passions.

SAIR will take place at Modjadji House, 23 Oosthuizen Drive, Roodepoort, 1709

Four guest speakers ranging from one of the best Social Media Strategists from the USA, to a South African multi-award winning novelist, to an author and filmmaker who is climbing the book and movie charts with his novels.

  • Janet Wallace, CEO of Social Deviants and founder of the UtopYA Conference in Nashville
  • Gareth Crocker author of Finding Jack, Journey from Darkness, Never Let Go, King, The Last Road Trip which is currently being developed into a Hollywood film
  • David Henderson founder of the country’s largest Digital Publishing Blog
  • David Robbins award winning author and publisher at Porcupine Press

Participants at SAIR will be inspired by their stories and humbled by the little tips and tricks they can offer. Carlyle is very proud and excited to have these wonderful speakers be part of SAIR 2015.

In addition to the four guest speakers the book festival also includes:

  • Editing panel discussion – Sandra Valente (Editor), Nerine Dorman (Editor and Author), Monique Snyman (Author)
  • Marketing and Branding panel discussion – Helen Holyoake (Specialist Book Publicist), Carlyle Labuschagne (SAIR founder and author) and Jo Watson (Watty Award Winner and Author)
  • Publishing panel discussion – Rachel Morgan (Successful Self-Published Author), Marius du Plessis (Fox and Raven Publishing), Monique Snyman (Author) and Joan de la Haye (Horror Writer)
  • Bookselling panel discussion – Dave de Burgh (Author and Exclusive Books Bookseller), Rachel Morgan (Editor and Author), Marius du Plessis (Fox and Raven Publishing) and Joan de la Haye (Horror Writer)
  • Book Launch Party – Carlyle Labuschagne launches the South African edition of Evanescent published by Fire Quill Publishing – 15h00 – 18h00
  • Author signing event open to public between 14h00 – 18h00
  • Literary Awards – Book, editor, author, publisher, awards
  • Giveaways will be announced to all attending ticket holders on the day – Novel Review Cafe are providing a marketing and branding package, a photo shoot with Monique Bernic, Morgan Media will design a cover and full book wrap, Ambient Design are providing a Swag Pack and Fabulosity Reads are giving away a book tour on social media.
  • Exclusive one day workshop with Janet Wallace, CEO of Social Deviants and founder of the UtopYA Conference in Nashville

More information can be found on:


Twitter: @CarlyleL and @SAIRbookFest


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