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CCCT | 27 APRIL - 1 MAY |CTICC 2 | CAPE TOWN

CCA | 26-29 SEPT | JHB EXPO CENTRE | JOHANNESBURG

Shameez Patel Papathanasiou

Shameez Patel Papathanasiou

Author

Shameez was born and raised in South Africa. She lives there with her husband, child and two cats named Turbo and Charger.

She considers herself a professional binge-watcher and fangirl. Don’t be surprised to bump into her dressed as a Hobbit or Lady Loki. Should you need anything from her, offer a choc-chip cookie and her heart is yours forever.

Shameez fell in love with fiction at a young age. Her parents fondly recall receiving her first handwritten story before the age of ten, titled The Treasures of Zombie Island, which surprisingly featured no zombies at all. She has been writing ever since.

The Selene Trilogy, her fantasy debut, is available and was published by Flame Tree Press. Her debut rom-com, Playing Flirty will be published by Forever in 2024.

All Sessions by Shameez Patel Papathanasiou

DAY TWO POP CULTURE CONTENT 28 Apr 2024
11:00 - 11:45

AUTHOR'S AVENUE: WORLD BUILDING EXCERCISES TO SEE YOUR UNIVERSE CLEARLY

POP CULTURE STAGE

Immerse yourself in worldbuilding strategies to construct vivid, consistent worlds for your fantasy, sci-fi, or alternate reality stories. Through interactive writing exercises guided by genre experts, explore innovative ways to develop the history, geography, cultures, religions, languages, politics and more for your fictional universe. Learn how to maintain continuity and logic while letting your creativity run wild. Attendees will come away with tangible techniques for building layered, engaging story worlds.

DAY ONE POP CULTURE CONTENT 27 Apr 2024
15:40 - 16:25

AUTHOR'S AVENUE: MEET YOUR IMAGINATION - CHARACTER CREATION/DEVELOPMENT EXCERCISES

POP CULTURE STAGE

Bring your characters to life and make them leap off the page through interactive writing exercises and discussions on character background, motivations, flaws, relationships, and growth arcs. Attendees will be taken through focused creativity prompts to develop dynamic, multi-dimensional characters that resonate with readers. Learn tips and techniques for going beyond surface-level attributes to craft characters with authentic voices, backstories, desires, and believable behaviors.