FLF PROGRAMME 2013Friday 17 May
: Science is cool (New High School Hall)
UCT Emeritus Professor
talks to two young scientists,
of Stellenbosch and
of UCT, and Science and Technology editor
Searching African Skies,
about science as an exciting profession.
: 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
asking the questions.
: Paul Geraghty (Church Hall)
(for 5-10 year olds and anyone with a sense of humour)
The award winning author of
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.
: Great Gardens of South Africa (Congregational Church)
discusses their gardening books with Nini Bairnsfather Cloete(
Remarkable Gardens of SA
), Jane Griffiths (
Jane’s Delicious Garden, Delicious Herbs
) and Bernadette le Roux (
Roots, Shoots & Leaves
New voices at the FLF (Council Chamber)Sue Grant-Marshall
Inheriting the Earth
Journey From Darkness
Ride the Tortoise
) about their new books.
: 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
: 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
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.
: Surprise event (Screening Room)
(to be announced)
: Rising eighteen (New High School Hall)
, editor of
From Me to Me,
is joined by comedian and author
South Africa: a long walk to a free ride
writer and writing mentor
series) and high school teacher
to talk about strategies for surviving the final years at school.
: The Power of Horowitz (School Hall)
, 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
: Cooking up a storm (Church Hall)