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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2013 Programme

Franschhoek Literary Festival 2013 Programme

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 FLF PROGRAMME 2013Friday 17 May
[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 
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)
Ida Raimondo
discusses their gardening books with Nini Bairnsfather Cloete(
Remarkable Gardens of SA
), Jane Griffiths (
Jane’s Delicious Garden, Delicious Herbs
Delicious Kitchen
) and Bernadette le Roux (
Roots, Shoots & Leaves
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 
South Africa: a long walk to a free ride
writer and writing mentor 
Fiona Snyckers
series) and high school teacher 
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
) 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
 Assegais, Drums & Dragoons)
Trevor Emslie
, publisher of a new Afrikaans translation of Deneys Reitz’s
(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)
[16]: Technology wizards (School Hall)
Arthur Goldstuck
of World Wide Worx,
Toby Shapshak,
editor of 
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
[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)
books editor 
Margaret von Klemperer 
Just a Dead Man
) talks crime-writing with
Amanda Coetzee
Redemption Song 
Consuelo Roland
Lady Limbo)
[21]: Home From Home (Screening Room)
Rhodes professor of poetry
Chris Mann
Julia Skeen
present their multi art show.
[22]: Andrew Miller (art in the yard gallery)
in conversation with
Ann Donald
about his Booker-shortlisted novel
 [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
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.
Julian Rademeyer 
, various twitterati and non-tweeting journalist
about the pros and cons.
[25]: Carcassonne (Congregational Church)
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
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
Die Staat Teen Anna Bruwer),
Ken Barris
Marguerite Poland
Taken by Birds
) in conversation with
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.
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
Ndumiso Ngcobo
and stand-up comedians
Marianne Thamm
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,
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 
Gus Ferguson
Holding Pattern

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