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  1. BOOK REVIEW: Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny Kate Forsyth 16-Nov-2018
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  3. THE BLUE ROSE: My Novel-in-Progress Kate Forsyth 31-Oct-2018


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.


Thursday 18th October 2018, Online Course - Writing with Kate Forsyth: How to Get Published with a live online conference 11:30am-12:30pm
Kate Forsyth will show you the simple and easy way to write a pitch, a synopsis, an outline, and a query letter, and then demystify some of the complex publishing industry for you. She will also take time to answer your questions and give you some advice on what to do next.
ASA members only, $65
More information here

Monday 29th October 2018, Kate will be appearing at Boz in Oz, the 112th International Dickens Fellowship Conference at the Ibis Room, The Pullman Sydney, Hyde Park, from 10am - 11am. Tickets to this festival are sold out. More information here.

Saturday 17th November - 10am-4pm
Kate will be teaching a full-day creative writing workshop, Plotting and Planning, at the ACT Writers Centre. Tickets range from $142.43-$221.55 More details here. 

Saturday 24th November, 10am - 4pm 
Kate is teaching a full-day creative writing workshop, Plotting and Planning, at the Australian Writers Centre in Sydney.  The cost is $275 - book fast as this course nearly always sells out!
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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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