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Character Masterclass with Kate Forsyth

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Harry Hartog Booksellers, ANU

153-11 University Avenue

Australian National University

Acton, ACT 2601

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Why is it some books you read linger in your heart and mind for the rest of your life, while you have trouble remembering much about another book only a few days later?

Is it because some books have characters that seem to leap off the page, vivid and alive? And those characters have a story to tell that moves and challenges you, making your pulse hurry and your throat thicken, making you turn the pages faster and faster because you are so desperately want to know what happens next …

And how do we, as writers, create characters that sing and dance and leap? How do we tell a story that makes someone we have never meet sigh, and laugh out loud, and weep?

Discover how with Kate Forsyth.

About the Presenter

Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel aged seven & has now sold more than a million books worldwide. Her most recent book, Beauty in Thorns, is a reimagining of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ set amongst the passions and scandals of the Pre-Raphaelites. Other novels for adults include Bitter Greens, which won the 2015 American Library Association award for Best Historical Fiction; and The Wild Girl, which was named the Most Memorable Love Story of 2013.

Kate’s books for children include the collection of fairy-tale retellings Vasilisa the Wise & Other Tales of Brave Young Women, illustrated by Lorena Carrington, and The Impossible Quest fantasy series which has been optioned for a film. Named one of Australia's Favourite 15 Novelists, Kate has a BA in literature, a MA in creative writing and a doctorate in fairy tale studies, and is also an accredited master storyteller with the Australian Guild of Storytellers.

She is a direct descendant of Charlotte Waring Atkinson, the author of the first book for children ever published in Australia.

Parking at Harry Hartog Booksellers, ANU

The following parking options are available on campus:

1. Underground carpark, Kingsley Street – pass the Drill Hall gallery on Kingsley Street and continue straight into the underground carparking space here, which has lots of availability.

2. Llewellyn Hall multi-level car park. It’s then a short walk down University Avenue to the Harry Hartog store.


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