South African Readers


South African Readers

A group to bring together all writers who live in South Africa, to share opportunities and encourage one another.

Members: 9
Latest Activity: Feb 4, 2014

Why a New Group for South Africans?

Why do we need our own group?

Are we so different?

No, we're not different - but our circumstances are. Writing is the same the world over. But publishing is a very different story.

Let's get our heads together and compare notes. Let's get to know our fellow S.African writers and encourage each other in our writing worlds. 

We can share possibilities open to us in our own land as well as options that may be open to us in other countries. Where there are free or special-offer books available to us in South Africa, we can let one another know. If there is a conference scheduled somewhere in S.Africa or a speaker somewhere who will be of interest to us -- let the others know too. If you hear of competitions, prizes, awards, that are available to us, without having to take a bank loan, tell each other. 

Sound good? Then let's launch this ship at those Cape rollers and set to sea!

Discussion Forum

Books In Your Life Right Now.

Started by Shirley Corder Feb 4, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone!Long time no speak! Happy New Year to you all - or should that say, "Happy Old Year"? Can you believe it's already the second month of the year. Let's talk. What are the books in your…Continue

Tags: published, marketing, writing, reading, books

What Are the Current Books in Your Life?

Started by Shirley Corder Jun 20, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi All,I started by giving this discussion the title, "What Are You Reading Right Now?" but then I thought I should broaden it. If you're also a writer, maybe you'd rather tell us about the book…Continue

Tags: Mary de Muth, Strength Renewed, Debby Mayne, Shirley Corder, South African Readers

Free Copy of Strength Renewed for South Africans

Started by Shirley Corder Apr 15, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi All,Hope you had a great weekend. My book, Strength Renewed, Meditations for Your Journey through Breast Cancer is currently on tour with the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance. There is…Continue

Tags: Tour, Giveaway, South, Africa., Blog

Beauty for Ashes Women's Conference

Started by Shirley Corder. Last reply by Shirley Corder Apr 12, 2013. 6 Replies

Have you all heard of the Beauty for Ashes conference being held in Johannesburg in May 24-25 this year? The keynote speakers this year…Continue

Tags: South_Africa, Shirley_Corder, Mary_De_Muth, Sue_Keddy, Beauty_for_Ashes

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Comment by Shirley Corder on June 29, 2013 at 10:09

Hi All,

Next weekend my husband and I are off on our travels again. We'll be in Cape Town from 9th -22nd (July) and I wondered if any of you Capetonians would be interested in us getting together at Mug and Bean in the Somerset Mall? I'm hoping to meet up with some of my online South African group of writers as well. Depending on numbers, we could meet as two different groups, or as one happy S.African book-loving group. :-) Get back to me?

Comment by Retha Groenewald on June 20, 2013 at 5:57

Welcome! Welcome Natalie.

Comment by Natalie Soal on June 20, 2013 at 2:47
Thanks Shirley for your warm welcome to the group. I'm really looking forward to getting to know everyone.
Comment by Shirley Corder on June 20, 2013 at 2:10

Please join me in welcoming Natalie Soal of Johannesburg to our growing group. Natalie and I met at the Write Uncaged and Beauty for Ashes conferences in Johannesburg last week. So glad you have decided to join us here! We're a new and very quiet group, but I believe we'll be able to stand by one another as we get to know each other. More about that on a new discussion coming up. Have a great day all!

Comment by Shirley Corder on June 20, 2013 at 2:05

A big welcome to Natalie Soal from Johannesburg. Natalie and I met up at the Write Uncaged and Beauty for Ashes conferences. Natalie, I had a feeling we'd met there but I wasn't sure. Looking at your photo I do remember you. Thanks for purchasing Strength Renewed. I trust it will bless and encourage you. Keep in touch!

Comment by Shirley Corder on April 13, 2013 at 13:26

Sorry you missed this afternoon. It was fun as well as being a learning curve for us all!

Thanks for your cyber friendship. I look forward to getting to know you! Maybe one day we can meet up. I'll be in Cape Town in June. 

Comment by Shirley Corder on April 12, 2013 at 11:13

Okay, latest update. Fred is holding a discussion for South Africans at a time we can handle! 5 pm South African Time tomorrow, we'll discuss Strength Renewed, and there will be 5 giveaways of the book. (The discussion takes place like this - as in typing - so no problem with our slow Internet speed either.
If you're interested, this will take place on the Club for Readers Only group. In case  you don't yet belong, hurry along there now and apply for membership. Don't forget! 5 pm tomorrow!

Comment by Aileen Friedman on April 11, 2013 at 4:46

Thank you Shirley and also for all the effort you put in this site xx

Comment by Shirley Corder on April 11, 2013 at 4:39

Aileen, I don't think so. They did hold one in Cape Town a couple of years back. I've written to ask the director if they plan to do this again. I'll let you know here.

Comment by Aileen Friedman on April 11, 2013 at 3:46

With regards to the conference on 24 May in Jhb, will there be a possibility at any time of it being held in the Cape?


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