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The Hero's Journey with Kylie Fitzpatrick

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Harry Hartog ANU

153-11 University Avenue

Acton, ACT 2601

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The Hero’s Journey, aka classic story structure, is a writer’s survival kit, providing all that is vital to brilliant storytelling in a few key stages. Does your central character, hero or heroine, have a reason to leave their ordinary, everyday world and go on a journey into the unknown, and does each stage of their journey draw your reader more deeply into the narrative? The journey might be to the ends of the earth or just to the garden shed, but if you, the author, know the way, your story will grip readers from first page to last.

The hero’s journey is, arguably, the pattern that all narratives naturally take; it is a check-list for your survival kit and a rescue plan in the event of road-blocks. It is the way the very best tales have been told since written storytelling began, and how bestsellers get written!

About the Expert

Kylie Fitzpatrick is the author of four novels, published in eleven languages, and is a literary consultant and seminar facilitator. She has a background in documentary television – working for both the ABC and BBC – and a Masters and PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. She lectured for nine years on the world-leading Creative Writing MA and BA programs at Bath Spa University in the UK, and is an editor, mentor and manuscript consultant for Writers & Artist’s at Bloomsbury publishing. She is a Fellow at the Australian National University's School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics.

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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: 0477091650.

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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