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Tutu to open Cape Town book fair
21.06.10 | Catherine Neilan
This year's Cape Town Book Fair, which includes a dedicated trade day entitled "Where books mean business" is to be opened by Archibishop Desmond Tutu.
The event, which runs from July 3oth to August 2nd, and is run by Frankfurt Book Fair and the Publishers' Association of South Africa, is expected to attract 45,000 visitors.
Director of the CTBF Claudia Kaiser said: "This year there are many innovations at the fair, the opening day on 30 July is a trade day with a full programme. This year’s fair is also about being an African fair."
In the run up to the event, organisers have created a story project on the CTBF Facebook page, where aspiring authors can contribute to a piece of work, which opens with the words "where the story begins..." to be read at the fair.
Kaiser added: "The CTBF is a massively popular public event and our Facebook presence is a way to involve the public in the run-up to the CTBF. “Where the story begins …” is going to be great fun and we look forward to see what so many authors will have created when the story is brought to an end on the day before the fair starts."