Saturday 4th April – Milsons Point, Sydney

Plotting and Planning with Kate Forsyth
This course is ideal for Fiction writers looking for more structure


You will learn:
 The basic formula for all stories
Intuitive approach versus the analytical approach
The seven basic plots you need to know
How to keep your reader glued to your plot
And much more

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Saturday 23 May – Canberra

Building the Fictional World with Kate Forsyth

10:00am – 4pm

An intense full-day masterclass workshop which explores how understanding the science of storytelling can help you engage with your audience.

Create empathetic characters, deeply immerse your readers into your fictional world, creative narrative tension, and deliver cathartic release for your audience.

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Thursday 7 May – Cronulla Beach

Kate is appearing at Anna’s Shop Around the Cornerfrom 6pm

Shop 6, Munro Park, Cronulla Beach, Sydney




Friday 5 June – Sunday 7 June – Bellingen

Kate is appearing at the Bellingen Writers Festival

Program to be advised.



Monday 8 June – Rozelle, Sydney

Kate is appearing at the Fairy Tale Society conference

Magic Mirrors: the Seen and the Unseen

9am – 4.30pm

Heffernan Hall, Hannaford Community Centre, 608 Darling St, Rozelle NSW

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Saturday 27 June – Sydney

Kate will be appearing at the Kids & YA Festival 2020, Writing NSW, Rozelle

10:00am – 6:00pm

Details to be advised

Further information HERE



Friday 11 – Saturday 12 July – Brisbane

CYA All-Stars Writers & Illustrators Conference

Kate will be In Conversation with her sister Belinda Murrell at 1.30pm Saturday 11 July

Kate will be teaching her famous WRITING WITH JOY workshop at 4.15pm Sunday 12 July


TAFE Queensland Brisbane – South Bank Campus, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane.


The All-Stars Conference is the place that brings together learning the craft of writing, illustrating, publishing and beyond.


This conference is a professional development weekend for new and established writers consisting of masterclasses and workshops conducted by published writers, illustrators (Saturday only) and industry professionals.



Saturday 18 July and Sunday 19 July – Milsons Point, Sydney

History, Mystery & Magic with Kate Forsyth

At the Australian Writers Centre


Explore the romance of history, mystery and magic in your writing

Do you want to write novels filled with the romance of the past?

Or with the page-turning compulsion of a suspenseful mystery?

Maybe you want to tell a story with that extra twist of magic and wonder?

Stories set in the past can take your readers into another world. But what tools and techniques can you use to capture their imagination? If you want to explore the romance of history, mystery and magic… this is the course for you!

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Monday 1 – Friday 7 August – Norfolk Islands

Kate will be appearing at the Norfolk Islands Writers Festival – SAVE THE DATE!

Details to come.


A literary experience you’ll never forget!

Here are the dates for the next two Writing Retreats in the Cotswolds with Kate Forsyth:

Creative Writing Retreat in the Cotswolds – Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Sunday 30 August – Monday 9 September 2020

In mid-to-late August 2020, both the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Historical Novel Society (UK) conference are being held in the UK.

Other late summer events include the St. Giles Fair in Oxford, the Christchurch Medieval Festival in Dorset, the famous Horn Dance in Abbots Bromley, and the Great Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate.

This course is ideal for:

Anyone wanting to re-connect with their creativity and hone their writing skills.

Jenny Gordon
Better Read Literary Tours
[email protected]



Creative Writing Retreat in the Cotswolds – Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Sunday 25 April – Monday 3 May 2021

Shakespeare’s Birthday is celebrated in fine style on April 21st in Stratford-upon-Avon, with a week-long literary festival and theatre performances. May Day is also a day of celebration and festivities, with spring gardens everywhere blooming. Bluebell woods offer enchanting walks, and you can visit the famous May Morning Celebration in Oxford, with singing, dancing, storytelling and revelries.

Other spring events include the Flower Parade in Lincolnshire, the Furry Dance in Helston, Cornwall, the Chippenham Folk Festival in Gloucestershire, the Bath Festival of the Arts and the Chelsea Flower Show.

This course is ideal for:

Anyone wanting to re-connect with their creativity and hone their writing skills.

Jenny Gordon
Better Read Literary Tours
[email protected]



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