24th - 26th August 2018
Power, Politics, Passion

Amanda Hampson

Amanda Hampson grew up in rural New Zealand. She spent her early twenties travelling, finally settling in Australia in 1979 where she now lives in Sydney's Northern Beaches. Writing professionally for more than 20 years she has had numerous articles and two non-fiction books published. 'The Olive Sisters' was her highly successful fiction debut. 'The French Perfumer' is her second novel.


Canberra Writers Festival events

Five Secrets to Compelling Stories: a workshop

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.

Saturday 26th August 2017, 9:30am. Private Dining Room 1, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.
Tickets: SOLD OUT.


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