Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Radio Metro launches book club slot (Thursdays at 10h40)

Metro FM is launching a new book club slot - every Thursday at 10h40 - from the 5th of April 2007.

The slot covers:

WEEK1: Children’s Books/ Book-events and news

WEEK2: African/ Diaspora Books/ Book-events and news

WEEK3: Countrywide Bookclub - in this week we shall have a Metro FM Listener chat about a book they are reading with a Metro FM Personality review as well.

WEEK4: Book of interest- whatever interesting book that is out at the moment/basically anything goes for this week - we could be looking at whatever topic or issue looking at the industry.

Support for lcal books from a major radio station like is wonderful news, as local authors are constantly struggling to connect with readers and librarians. This issue was recently raised by a participant at the SCWBI (Gauteng chapter). I'm sure I'm not the only writer who hopes that the show is so successful that it has a looong run.

I also emailed the producers some information about the The Face of the Spirit, the anthology I recently contributed to which was published by the Department of Arts and Culture. The publishers will probably see the announcement and respond too, but just in case......

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good to hear about Metro FM and their Book Club slot.

Copyright Notice

With the exception of entries specifically credited to individual authors, the content on this blog is copyrighted by Damaria Senne and may not be reprinted without permission.