Kelly will discuss the all-important questions of how to build a world that is based in reality and also imagined, and techniques for presenting the past in a way that appeals to modern readers.
You will learn:
• Expectations of readers and writers of historical fiction
• Practical approaches to voices and dialogue
• Research tips, sources and tools
• How to integrate research and imagination
• Writing about real people from the past.
About Kelly Gardiner
Kelly Gardiner’s latest book is Brimstone. Her previous novel, 1917, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Young People’s History Prize. Kelly’s other books include Act of Faith and The Sultan’s Eyes, both of which were shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards; and Goddess, based on the life of the seventeenth century French swordswoman, Mademoiselle de Maupin. She teaches at La Trobe University and is the co-host of Unladylike, a podcast about women and writing.
176 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
|Event registration fee|
|Concession member||$ 135.00|