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Building the Fictional World with Kate Forsyth

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Public Meeting Room, Canberra Museum & Gallery

Cnr London Circuit and City Square

Canberra City, ACT 2601

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An intense full-day masterclass workshop which explores how understanding the science of storytelling can help you engage with your audience, create empathetic characters, deeply immerse your readers into your fictional world, creative narrative tension, and deliver cathartic release for your audience.

Kate Forsyth shares with you some of the recent discoveries in neurobiology to help you understand how to best hook your reader and keep them turning the pages. This workshop contains no writing exercises, and you will not be required to read your work to the class. It is designed to stimulate and inspire you, open up new ways of thinking about storytelling, and give you practical tips on creating reader empathy and narrative immersion. Kate will be available to answer questions and discuss problems during the class.

Not designed for beginners.

About the Expert

Dr Kate Forsyth is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of more than forty books, ranging from picture books to poetry to novels for both children and adults. She has been voted one of Australia’s Favourite 15 Novelists, and called ‘one of the best storytellers of our modern age.’

Her books include The Blue Rose, a story of impossible love that moves between Revolutionary France and Imperial China; Beauty in Thorns, inspired by the fascinating lives of the women of the Pre-Raphaelite circle of artists and writers; Bitter Greens, a retelling of ‘Rapunzel’ for adults set in Renaissance Venice, which won the American Library Association award for Best Historical Fiction; The Impossible Questfantasy series for children which was shortlisted for the Reading & Enjoying Australian Literature (REAL) Awards;and the collection of feminist fairy-tale retellings, Vasilisa the Wise & Other Tales of Brave Young Women, which won a silver medal in the 2018 Readers Favorite book awards in the US.

Kate has also written articles and essays for many newspapers and magazines, including Womankind, The Good Weekend, Spectrum, Sunday Life, The Conversation, Griffith Review, Mamma Mia, Vogue Australia, andThe Age.Her essay‘Books Are Dangerous’ was published in The Simple Act of Reading, edited by Debra Adelaide, and her article ‘Fuddling Up My Mucking Words Again’ was chosen by Robert Manne for The Best Australian Essays 2013.

An accredited master storyteller, she has a Bachelor of Arts in literature, a Master of Arts in creative writing & a Doctorate of Creative Arts in fairy tale studies. Her doctoral thesis was published as The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower& won the William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism in 2017.

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Canberra Museum and Gallery is located on the corner of London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City.

Canberra Museum and Gallery is conveniently located close to both parking and public transport options.

Free shuttle bus loop

The Culture Loop is a free shuttle bus service with stops at at Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra Centre, New Acton, National Museum of Australia, National Film and Sound Archive, Regatta Point, National Library of Australia, Questacon, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Australian Parliament House.

Board at any of the conveniently located stops to enjoy the free shuttle service 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. Access via public transpost or park once and ride the shuttle to your favourite venues and experience an array of exhibitions, galleries, collections, stories and events.

View the map and bus timetable.

Bus

The City bus interchange is located 200m walk from CMAG on East Row, and many routes also stop along London Circuit. Details of bus services can be found on the ACTION website, or by phoning 13 17 10.

Parking

Capital works projects in the vicinity of CMAG will impact visitor car parking from Mid December 2017.

If you are travelling to CMAG by car please plan ahead to avoid inconvenience.

Detailed information about parking changes and alternative parking nearby are available via this link.

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