Teen Sessions 2017

*Subject to change

Please note: R60 entry ticket, plus R60 per session

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9h30-10h15 Helen Brain


16-year-old Ebba has never known life outside the underground bunker, the Colony. When she is elevated to join the elite on the surface of a post-apocalyptic world, she learns that she has a sacred task that could save the planet from a final calamity.

Iain Thomas

I wrote this for you

Internationally best-selling poet of I wrote this for you. Iain will inspire you with his short, heartbreaking poems like:

“You are the best part of all the songs I love.”


“I keep thinking you already know. I keep thinking I’ve sent you letters that were only ever written in my mind.”

12h00-12h45 Iain Thomas

I wrote this for you

Internationally best-selling poet of I wrote this for you:

“There are a million ways to bleed. But you are by far my favourite.”


“Stop telling me to follow my heart. It once led me to you.”

13h45-14h30 Meet Blogger/Vlogger, philanthropist and soon-to-be author, Theodora Lee (With Sign Language Interpreter).

Winner of The Best YouTube channel in Africa Award for her advice and lifestyle channel, Theo chats about her life as a YouTuber with Q&As and reveals more about her upcoming novel.

15h00-15h45 Adam Rabinowitz and Andrew Ilsley

Lost Soul and Before the Dark of Wynter

Adam and Andrew discuss their action packed thriller/fantasies, where realism and romance blur the lines between worlds. If you enjoyed the Hunger Games series, you’ll love these unputdownable reads.

Ros Haden and Lauri Kubuitsile

Harmony High, Signed, Hopelessly in Love & The Secret Keeper

Ros and Lauri discuss first love and how to kiss without looking like an idiot. And many other things they’ve learned on their teen-romance-writing journey.