This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

Code: W10  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction, Publishing Industry

If you have an idea for a novel, acclaimed novelist Kathryn Heyman can help you to stop procrastinating and dive into writing. Using practical exercises, you’ll dream up scenes, play with images and flesh out characters. 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 carry on and get that story written.

‘The structure of Curious Incident owes a great deal to Kathryn Heyman, with whom I was teaching a course ... she was talking about structure ... as she spoke, the heavens opened, angels sang.’ - Mark Haddon, author of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

‘Kathryn is an inspirational and charismatic teacher. With her trademark energy, humour, and a profound understanding of story structure, she encouraged me to ask the hard questions.’ - Jane Rusbridge, author of The Devil's Music

Capacity: 14

With thanks to NYU Sydney.

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.

Thursday 19 May 2016 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Science House, NYU Sydney, 157 - 161 Gloucester Street, Sydney

Kathryn Heyman (Australian)

Kathryn Heyman is the author of five novels. She has won numerous awards including an Arts Council of England Writers Award, the Wingate and the Southern Arts Awards, and been nominated for the Orange Prize, the Scottish Writer of the Year Award, the Edinburgh Fringe Critics' Awards, the Kibble Prize, and the West Australian Premier's Book Awards. Her radio plays for the BBC include adaptations of her own work. She taught Creative Writing for the University of Oxford, is the Fiction Program Director for Faber Writing Academy and directs the Australian Writers Mentoring Program. Her latest novel, Floodline, was published in September 2013.



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