If you have an idea for a novel, this inspiring class will stop you procrastinating and help you to dive into writing. Using practical exercises, you’ll dream up scenes, play with images and flesh out characters. Led by Kathryn Heyman you’ll also learn the essentials of structure and storytelling, as well as how to boost productivity and find real joy in your writing. At the end of the day, you'll know how to get that story written.

On receipt of booking, we will ask you to confirm any special requirements, including access needs. While not all rooms in Science House are fully accessible, we are committed to ensuring that all participants can attend all workshops.

With thanks to NYU Sydney.

Kathryn Heyman (Australian)

Kathryn Heyman

Dr Kathryn Heyman is the author of the memoir Fury published in Australia and the UK in May 2021. Her previous novels include Storm and Grace and Floodline. Her work has won and been nominated for awards in Australia and the UK including the Scottish Writer of the Year Award, the Wingate Literary Prize, the West Australian Premier’s Literary Awards, the Orange Prize and the Arts Council of England Writers Awards. As founder of the Australian Writers Mentoring Program, she has guided many writers from idea to publication, including many award-winners. She received the 2017 Copyright Agency Author Fellowship for Fury and is an Honorary Professor of Humanities at the University of Newcastle.