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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2013 Programme

Franschhoek Literary Festival 2013 Programme

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 FLF PROGRAMME 2013Friday 17 May
10h00-11h00
[1]: Science is cool (New High School Hall)
 UCT Emeritus Professor 
George Ellis
talks to two young scientists,
Ethel Phiri
of Stellenbosch and
Jeff Murugan
of UCT, and Science and Technology editor 
Sarah Wild
,author of 
Searching African Skies,
about science as an exciting profession.
 [2]: Alexander McCall Smith (School Hall)
 The bestselling author is also an unforgettable speaker. This is the first of two chances to beroyally entertained by him with
Jenny Crwys-Williams
asking the questions.
[3]: Paul Geraghty (Church Hall)
(for 5-10 year olds and anyone with a sense of humour)
The award winning author of 
The Hunter 
and
Dinosaurs in Danger 
will delight and inspireyoung readers with his exuberant storytelling and illustrations. His picture books encouragechildren to read, write, draw and think creatively.
[4]: Great Gardens of South Africa (Congregational Church)
Horticulturist
Ida Raimondo
discusses their gardening books with Nini Bairnsfather Cloete(
Remarkable Gardens of SA
), Jane Griffiths (
Jane’s Delicious Garden, Delicious Herbs
and
Delicious Kitchen
) and Bernadette le Roux (
Roots, Shoots & Leaves
).
[5]:
 
New voices at the FLF (Council Chamber)Sue Grant-Marshall
chats to
Jill Nudelman
(
Inheriting the Earth
),
Gareth Crocker 
 (
Journey From Darkness
) and
Liesl Jobson
(
Ride the Tortoise
) about their new books.
[6]: Epidemics (Hospice Hall)
Howard Phillips of the Department of Historical Studies at UCT (
Plague, Pox & Pandemics
)gets into fascinating medical and social details with Jillian Reilly (
Shame: Confessions of anaid worker in Africa
).
[7]: All About Writing workshop with Jo-Anne Richards & Fred de Vries (Library)
(doublesession till 12.30, R120) A good story-teller can make us care about real-world issues, or about imagined people.Novelist
Jo-Anne Richards
and non-fiction writer 
Fred de Vries
discuss how to get a storygoing, maintain the momentum and come to a dramatic climax and a satisfying resolution.
 [8]: Surprise event (Screening Room)
(to be announced)
 
 ________________________________________________________________________ 11h30-12h30
[9]: Rising eighteen (New High School Hall)
 
Samantha Page
, editor of 
From Me to Me,
is joined by comedian and author 
NikRabinowitz
(
South Africa: a long walk to a free ride
)
,
writer and writing mentor 
OsiameMolefe,
author 
Fiona Snyckers
(the
Trinity 
series) and high school teacher 
AthambileMasola
to talk about strategies for surviving the final years at school.
[10]: The Power of Horowitz (School Hall)
 
Michele Magwood
introduces multi-talented
Anthony Horowitz
, best known for his AlexRider series and The Power of Five supernatural thrillers, who will talk about his passion for creating spellbinding stories for devoted young fans and enticing new readers.
Anthony Horowitz, best known for his Alex Rider series about the world's m
[11]: Cooking up a storm (Church Hall)
 
 
Irresistible and very different cookbooks with
Sydda Essop
(
Karoo Kitchen
),
Jane-AnneHobbs
(
Scrumptious
) and
Hilary Biller 
(
Sunday Times FOOD Weekly Cookbook 
), chairedby food magazine editor 
Abigail Donnelly.
 
[12]: Assegais & commandos (Congregational Church)Bill Nasson
(
The War for South Africa
)
 
takes a trip into our warlike past with
WillemSteenkamp
(
 Assegais, Drums & Dragoons)
and
Trevor Emslie
, publisher of a new Afrikaans translation of Deneys Reitz’s
Commando.
(In the audience will be Michael Reitzwith his grandfather’s Mauser).
 [13]: Storytelling for little ones (Council Chamber)
Children’s author 
Dianne Stewart
and storytellers for ages 5 – 9.
[14]: New voices (Hospice Hall)Lynda Gilfillan
introduces three new writers with a Cape focus:
Claire Robertson
(
TheSpiral House
),
Ashraf Kagee
(
Khalil’s Journey 
) and
Mark Winkler 
(
 An Exceptionally Simple Theory [of Absolutely Everything])
[15]: Surprise event (Screening Room)
(to be announced)
 
13h00-14h00
[16]: Technology wizards (School Hall)
 
Arthur Goldstuck
of World Wide Worx,
Toby Shapshak,
editor of 
Stuff 
magazine,
MarlonParker,
social entrepreneur and founder of community-oriented RLabs, and broadcaster 
Simon Dingle
talk about the latest available technology.
[17]: Dystopia in science fiction (Church Hall)
 Five top s.f. authors dissect the futures they predict, with
Sarah Lotz
(
The Mall 
) chairing:
 Lauren Beukes
(
The Shining Girls
),
Cat Hellisen
(
The Sea is Rising Red 
),
Karen Jayes
(
For the Mercy of Water 
) and
Rachel Zadok
(
Sister-Sister 
).
[18]: Jane Raphaely unedited (Congregational Church)Toni Younghusband
in conversation with the doyenne of South African magazine editorsabout her autobiography
[19]: Mampoer Shorts (Council Chamber)
Joining Wits journalism professor 
Anton Harber 
to talk about his new initiative publishinglongform journalism online are Dutch author 
Fred de Vries
and writer 
Osiame Molefe.[20]: Crime conversation (Hospice Hall)
Witness
books editor 
Margaret von Klemperer 
(
Just a Dead Man
) talks crime-writing with
Amanda Coetzee
(
Redemption Song 
),
Consuelo Roland
(
Lady Limbo)
and
RahlaXenopolous
(
Bubbles).
 
[21]: Home From Home (Screening Room)
Rhodes professor of poetry
Chris Mann
and
Julia Skeen
present their multi art show.
14h30-15h30
[22]: Andrew Miller (art in the yard gallery)
in conversation with
Ann Donald
about his Booker-shortlisted novel
Snowdrops.
 [23]: Surviving childhood (School Hall)
This event focuses on the devastation and effects of childhood trauma.
Redi Thlabi
(
Endings & Beginnings
) talks to
Martinique Stilwell
(
Thinking up a Hurricane
) and
MarkBehr 
(
The Smell of Apples
),
 
chaired by
Melinda Ferguson.[24]: Trial by twitter (Church Hall)
 
 
Tweets are an instantaneous news medium with growing influence on public opinion.
FionaSnyckers
quizzes
Julian Rademeyer 
, various twitterati and non-tweeting journalist
AnnCrotty
about the pros and cons.
 
[25]: Carcassonne (Congregational Church)
Novelist
Christopher Hope
chats to British author and playwright
Kate Mosse
about their engagement with France and one of its great historical cities.
[26]: Three writers walk into a book deal
(Council Chamber)Sarah Lotz, Paige Nick
and
Helen Moffett
talk about the exciting international publishingdeal for their fun and feisty choose-your-own-adventure erotica series “A Girl Walks Into...”and how it’s giving them what all writers crave – the freedom to write full-time.
 [27]: Eastern Cape blues (Council Chamber)Anchien Troskie
(
Dis ek, Anna
and
Die Staat Teen Anna Bruwer),
Ken Barris
(
LifeUnderwater)
and
Marguerite Poland
(
Taken by Birds
) in conversation with
Jo-AnneRichards
(
The Imagined Child 
).
[28]: The Suitcase Under the Bed Seminar (Library)
(double session till 5pm, R120)Experienced publishers Alison Lowry and Tracey McDonald give practical advice aboutpublishing for aspiring authors.
[29]: Patricia Glyn
(Screening Room)
 
presents her riveting TEDx talk about what she learnt on her journey into the Kalahariwith the late Khomani San leader, Dawid Kruiper, and his family.
16h00-17h00
[30]:
flat water tuesday 
(art in the yard gallery)John Maytham
talks to UCT academic and literary agent
Ron Irwin
about his new novel.
 [31]: Fifty shades of funny (School Hall)
The combination of 
Sunday Times
columnist
Ndumiso Ngcobo
and stand-up comedians
Marianne Thamm
and
Nik Rabinowitz
will have this audience laughing all the way home.
[32]: Fiction editing in South Africa (Church Hall)
On a more serious note,
John Linnegar 
of the Professional Editors’ Group talks to editor 
Maire Fisher,
author/critic
Brent Meersman
(
Reports Before Daybreak 
)
 
and publishers
 Fourie Botha
(Umuzi) and
Colleen Higgs
(Modjaji) about the local state of the art.
[33]: Writing a path through grief (Congregational Church)Sean Davison
(
Before We Said Goodby, After We Said Goodbye
)
 
has been much in thenews since his house arrest in New Zealand. Here he talks to
Mignonne Breier 
(
Letters tomy Son
) about the healing process of writing, chaired by
Dawn Garisch
(
Eloquent Body 
).
[34]: Feeding Africa (Council Chamber)Leonie Joubert
discusses her important and timely book
The Hungry Season: Feeding Southern Africa’s Cities
with sustainable development specialist
Michelle Matthews.[35]: Jenny & Jenny (Hospice Hall)Jenny Crwys-Williams
(JustJenny) and
Jenny Hobbs
(
Napoleon Bones)
 
 – two long-standing friends with a passion for promoting books and reading – talk about their lives, their writing and the nuts and bolts of the FLF.
[36]: Poetry in the Screening Room
Mellow out for the evening with tasters of poetry by
Oswald Mtshali
(
Sounds of a CowhideDrum
),
Kerry Hammerton
(
These are the lies I told you
),
Justin Fox
(
The Marginal Safari 
)and
Gus Ferguson
(
Holding Pattern
).
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