Online Event: Making Truth from Story and Story from Truth

A portrait of Kathryn Heyman, a person with light peach skin with blonde hair and blue eyes

A portrait of Kathryn Heyman
30 January 2022 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Kathryn Heyman
Humans are hardwired to value storytelling. In this one-off event, award-winning novelist and memoirist Kathryn Heyman (Fury) shows you how an author might take a kernel of truth and turn it into a work of art: a novel, memoir or captivating work of narrative non-fiction. The day will be structured with a morning workshop and an afternoon in your own space to work on the techniques Kathryn will present. Using exercises developed over almost two decades of coaching writers Kathryn Heyman will show you how to discover the truth of in any story.

This workshop will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.

You will Learn:

  • how to bring your imagined worlds to life and make them feel more truthful.

  • how to find the right voice for your work

  • how to create compelling scenes

  • how to find the drama in the truth

  • how to manage obstacles and keep yourself writing


About Kathryn Heyman

Dr Kathryn Heyman's acclaimed memoir, Fury, was published in Australia and the UK in 2021. Her novels include works drawn from historical episodes and for The Accomplice she received the UK’s Wingate Award for outstanding original research. She has written several radio dramas for the BBC, including Moonlite’s Boy, based on the letters of bushranger ‘Captain Moonlite’. Her fourth novel, Captain Starlight’s Apprentice was adapted as a serial for BBC Radio 4 and drew an audience of over 2 million. An Honorary Professor of Humanities at the University of Newcastle, Kathryn Heyman is the director of the Australian Writers Mentoring Program and has helped scores of writers move from idea to publication.


Not a Member?

If you’re purchasing a full price workshop at $215, consider a full price one-year membership ($75) plus member-priced workshop ($155) will cost just $230 and give you discounts on all our services plus a year's subscription to ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine.


And if you have a concession card, a one-year membership ($55) plus member-concession workshop ($135) will cost you only $190.


Phone: 0390947855
Concession $ 135.00
Member $ 155.00
Non-member $ 215.00
Donation $ 0.00

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