Create22

A monthly writing program that
will transform your creative life

For over two decades, Dr Kathryn Heyman has helped writers around the world harness their own vision. She has coached award-winning writers and those who wanted to coax a precious story into the world, who wanted to revel in the private pleasure of creativity, writers who wanted to simply create.

Whether you’re working on memoir or fiction, in 2022 you are invited to join Kathryn for the monthly Create22 sessions. Over nine sessions Kathryn will offer you her lifetime of tools and strategies, designed to deepen your vision, reawaken your creative joy and develop the skills and techniques you need to tell your story.

 

From the beginning of April 2022, you’ll receive a monthly video and email with guidelines and reflections on setting your intention for the month ahead. On the second week of the month, we’ll meet from 10am Sydney time (you can check your local time using the International Meeting Planner) for a two hour online session, exploring craft, technique and writing strategy. 

 

If you want more accountability and support, you’ll have the option of joining the group check-in on the fourth Monday of each month. You'll also have scheduled meetings with a writing partner from the group.

Create22 is for writers of fiction and narrative nonfiction, for both new and experienced writers, wherever you are in the writing process. 

Commitment: Two hours once a month (with the option of additional small group check-ins)

“Kathryn Heyman is a revelatory teacher. I love her directness, her honesty, her clarity and her humour. There is always laughter, sometimes an epiphany – literally I feel like I’ve heard the slud and slide of pieces/words/stories falling into place. She is brilliant, and each time I have gone away with the confidence to know what to do.”

Miranda Doyle, A Book of Untruths (Faber & Faber) 

Create22 will give you:

  • A structured program to guide you from creative spark to completion

  • The opportunity to commit to and complete a creative project, calling on a supportive community throughout the year

  • Exercises on technique and strategy drawing on Kathryn’s  experience as an acclaimed author and writing mentor

  • Access to Kathryn’s guidance and insights developed over two decades in the publishing industry in Australia and the UK

  • Nine two-hour long classes live on Zoom wherever you are in the world, once a month

  • Lessons on the crucial elements of narrative writing including voice, scene building, character, narrative structure

  • A live Q&A session with a top literary agent

  • Techniques on developing your own working practice

  • Access to all class recordings throughout the year, via a private password-protected website

  • Optional additional monthly small group check in via Zoom (not recorded)

  • Monthly video and email giving guidelines and reflections for the month ahead

  • Nine carefully structured months of creative companionship and support

  • Guest talks from other esteemed writers and producers from our team

  • A toolkit of techniques and exercises to sustain you in your future writing life

"The structure of Curious Incident owes a great deal to Kathryn Heyman... she was talking about narrative structure... as she spoke, the heavens opened, angels sang..."

Mark Haddon, author of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

 

Dates:

Mondays 10am Sydney time

 

April: Ignite

Monday 11: Workshop  (10am - 12pm Sydney time)

Monday 25: Optional small group check-in (10am - 10.45am)

 

May: Embark

Monday 9: Workshop (10am - 12pm Sydney time)

Monday 23: Optional small group check-in (10am - 10.45am)


June:  Approach

Monday 13: Workshop (10am - 12pm Sydney time)

Monday 27: Optional small group check-in (10am - 10.45am)

July: Fight

Monday 11: Workshop (10am - 12pm Sydney time)

Monday 25: Optional small group check-in (10am - 10.45am)

 August: Sift

Monday 8: Workshop (10am - 12pm Sydney time)

Monday 22: Optional small group check-in (10am - 10.45am)

September:  Transform 

Monday 12: Workshop (10am - 12pm Sydney time)

Monday 26: Optional small group check-in (10am - 10.45am)
 

October: Expand

Monday 10: Workshop (10am - 12pm Sydney time)

Monday 24: Optional small group check-in (10am - 10.45am)

November: Complete

Monday 7: Workshop  (10am - 12pm Sydney time)

Monday 21: Optional small group check-in (10am - 10.45am)

 

December: Arrive

Monday 12: Workshop, agent Q&A & celebration (10am - 12pm Sydney time)

Cost: $2900 AUD + GST