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A fairy-tale infused historical novel for adults set in the late 18 th century, moving between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror’ of the French Revolution, and inspired by the true story of a quest for a blood-red rose.

The novel will draw upon ‘The Blue Rose,’ a fairy tale set in China about a quest for an impossible rose.





Tuesday 15 May, 10:30am - I'll be speaking about my book Beauty in Thorns, at the Cromer Community Centre, for the Booklovers Club Northern Beaches. 


Friday 25th May, 10-11am - CANCER COUNCIL BIGGEST MORNING TEA EVENT at St Ives Library, Sydney. Details to come.


Saturday 2nd June – All day - WEAVING STORIES TOGETHER - Sydney International Storytelling Conference
Kate will be appearing at the Sydney International Storytelling Conference, in Baulkham Hills. This biennial conference draws participants, presenters and performers from all Australian States and territories as well as international countries. The conference program has a balance of performances and educational workshops to promote cultural exchange and develop the art, skills and application of Storytelling in a wide context of settings.
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Sunday 10 June - Australian Fairy Tale Society 5th Annual Conference - Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
The Australian Fairy Tale Society (AFTS) is holding its 5th annual conference, "Gardens of good and evil: growing life, plucking death" on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia. 

Saturday 23 June, 10am-4pm - STORYTELLING MAGIC WorkshopNSW Writers Centre, Rozelle, Sydney
Kate is teaching a full-day creative writing workshop at the NSW Writers Centre, focusing on storytelling techniques and structures.
Kate will explore what makes a good story – characters that are sympathetic and believable, a compelling and relevant plot, a vivid setting, a strong beginning and satisfying ending, deft use of narrative building blocks, and memorable use of language. Along the way, Kate will illuminate the Hero’s Journey and other traditional story structures, the difference between stereotypes and archetypes, and the importance and purpose of rhythm and pace ...

Cost: Full price: $195; Member: $135; Conc Member: $120
More information here

Saturday, 30th June – All day

Kate will be appearing at the KIDS & YOUNG ADULT FESTIVAL at the NSW Writers Centre, Rozelle, Sydney.
Details to come.

Saturday, 4th August – 10am-4pm
Kate is teaching a full-day creative writing workshop at the NSW Writers Centre, Rozelle, Sydney.
Details to come.

Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th August

Kate will be appearing at the Bendigo Writers Festival.
Details to come.

Saturday 22 September 2018 10am–4pm - THE STORY DOCTOR Editing Masterclass at the Australian Writers Centre, Milsons Point, Sydney.
Diagnose and cure your story’s maladies…
Many aspiring authors struggle to find a publisher for their work, yet do not understand what is wrong with their manuscript. The Story Doctor is designed to help you look at your novel with new eyes, identify your story’s weaknesses, and formulate strategies to fix them. You’ll learn when to add, when to cut, and the secret techniques to help you look below the surface of your story.
More information here

Saturday 17th November - 10am-4pm
Kate will be teaching a full-day creative writing workshop at the ACT Writers Centre. Details to come.



Hoping to make all your writing dreams come true?

Here are the dates for the next three Writing Retreats in the Cotswolds with Kate Forsyth! Put them in your diary & start planning :)

Sunday 16 June - Monday 23 June 2019
Celebrate midsummer in the UK! Be a part of the Cotswolds' traditional summer solstice celebrations, with bonfires, street performers, morris dancers and dawn rituals at ancient stone circles. Other midsummer events in the UK include the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts in late May, the Royal Ascot Race Meeting, and the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship in June.

Sunday 1 September - 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 famous Horn Dance in Abbots Bromley, and the Great Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate.

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. Bluebell woods offer enchanting walks, and you can visit the famous May Morning Celebration in Oxford, with singing, dancing, storytelling and revelries.

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