25th - 27th August 2017
Power, Politics, Passion

 

SPECIAL EVENTS & WORKSHOPS Book Now!
- Various Venues

Special Events

Monday 7th August 2017 - QUESTACON PRESENTS DAVA SOBEL

In this special prelude event to the 2017 Canberra Writers Festival, Dava Sobel shares her methods and key insights from her most recently published work, The Glass Universe.  BOOK NOW

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Adult:

$24 plus delivery fee

Concession:

$21.95 plus delivery fee

Thursday 24th August 2017 - OPENING NIGHT DINNER with MATTHEW EVANS

In this Special Literary Dinner Event, join us as we celebrate the opening of the 2017 Canberra Writers Festival with an evening of food, wine and conversation with special guest Matthew Evans. BOOK NOW

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 $135.10 plus delivery fee  $130 plus delivery fee

Workshops

KAARON WARREN Inspiration from Found Objects

Join award winning author Kaaron Warren as she takes you through how to find inspiration in your surrounds. With a plethora of photographs of found objects, you'll develop character, plot and history for any type of story. Bring your own photo, or use one of Kaaron's! 

Date: Friday 25th August
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Private Dining Room 1, Museum of Australian Democracy

Ticket includes morning tea

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Adult:

$89.25 plus delivery fee

Concession:

$79.05 plus delivery fee

SULARI GENTILL - The Criminal Storyworld - getting away with murder

A workshop which explores the crime writer's tool kit. Sulari Gentill discusses the place of tropes, protagonists, villains, pace and twists in the crime novel.

Date: Friday 25th August
Time: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Private Dining Room 1, Museum of Australian Democracy

Ticket includes afternoon tea

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 $89.25 plus delivery fee $79.05 plus delivery fee
AMANDA HAMPSON - Five Secrets to Compelling Stories

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll discover the five key storytelling techniques that will help you create an ‘unputdownable’ story in any genre.

Join bestselling novelist, Amanda Hampson (The French Perfumer), in a fast-paced, entertaining workshop that will show you the elements that will give your narrative direction and drive.

Learn how to create purposeful scenes, compelling characters, meaningful dialogue. Amanda will demonstrate how to find the perfect structure, understand the purpose of conflict and show the art of weaving suspense through your story.

Date: Saturday 26th August
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Private Dining Room 1, Museum of Australian Democracy

Ticket includes morning tea

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Adult:

$89.25 plus delivery fee

Concession:

$79.05 plus delivery fee

DANIEL LLOYD - Story Spine - The Power of the Hero's Journey

Story Spine: The Power of the Hero's Journey is a 3 hour seminar for screenwriters, novelists, other writers and anyone who would like some simple tools to help them with structuring stories of any kind. The aim of the session is to provide a roadmap to guide writers through the processes of plotting their works.

Date: Sunday 27th August
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Private Dining Room 1, Museum of Australian Democracy

Ticket includes morning tea

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 $89.25 plus delivery fee $79.05 plus delivery fee