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Crime, Thriller and Suspense with Benjamin Stevenson

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Harry Hartog ANU

153-11 University Avenue

Acton, ACT 2601

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In this masterclass of Crime, Thriller, and Suspense writing, internationally acclaimed novelist Benjamin Stevenson teaches how to construct a compelling mystery: how to stick the landing of a plot twist, and how to earn red herrings without cheating. In structuring an effective genre novel, Benjamin will talk about pacing, how to build effective suspense, and how to efficiently build character amongst the demands of a bullet-fast plot.

Benjamin also brings the added insight of working for an Australian literary agency. He’ll discuss the commercial aspects of thriller writing such as how to refine your hook, the current state of the market, and also workshop your publisher or agent query letters.

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Benjamin Stevenson is an award-winning stand-up comedian and author. His first novel, Greenlight, was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Fiction, and published in the USA and UK. His second novel is publishing in September 2020. He has sold out shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has appeared on ABCTV, Channel 10, and The Comedy Channel. Off-stage, Benjamin has worked for publishing houses and literary agencies in Australia and the USA. He currently works with some of Australia’s best-loved authors at Curtis Brown Australia.

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Harry Hartog Booksellers' ANU store, 153-11 University Avenue:

https://services.anu.edu.au/files/guidance/ANU%20Campus%20Map%202019.pdf

This Harry Hartog ANU store is located just beside the Kambri Precinct. Please just be aware that it is a very new building, and will not show up very accurately on Google Maps. Please refer to the map in the link above to help you find your way. The Harry Hartog ANU phone number is: 02 6230 0197

There are an array of cafes serving coffee and lunch options close by, and they are all open on Saturdays (tea, coffee, hot water, milk and biscuits are provided by the ACTWC.) The Harry Hartog team are happy to have you place some food in their fridge, and use their microwave, should you wish to bring your lunch.

Toilets are located just outside the Harry Hartog store, just a few metres away in the Kambri building.

The closest parking to the store is an underground carpark directly below Harry Hartog (with stairs or public lift access to ground level. Staff at Harry Hartog can provide swipe-pass lift access from ground level to the upper level of their store, where the workshop will be held.) Due to the newness of the precinct, this car park isn't clearly marked in maps. To find it, drive down Kingsley Street (off Barry Drive) and follow signage to the Drill Hall Gallery/Drill Hall Gallery parking. Follow Kingsley Street straight down to its culmination in an underground carpark and you will have the correct one. We recommend this parking option for people who cannot or do not wish to cover much ground to the workshop venue. It costs $5 for the whole day on a Saturday. Parking at Llewellyn Hall is a short stroll away.

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