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Creation Stories:
Free conversations about creativity
Hosted by AWMP Director, Kathryn Heyman 


The process of wrestling with a story teaches you how to wrangle your
own creativity. It teaches you more than how to write, it teaches you
what’s possible.

​The Australian Writers Mentoring Program hosts free online
conversations with acclaimed writers, focusing on the problems they
encountered writing their first and sophomore books, and how they solved them.

These sessions focus on craft skills, creative problem and creative self-
management.  If you’re interested in creativity (or reading!) these short
conversations are inspirational.

And there’s a giveaway for one ticket holder at each event.

The conversations are free, online and short (half an hour). If the time
doesn’t work for you (or if you miss the live session), the session will be
recorded for you to access after the event.

Upcoming event:

Our next conversation is on Wednesday 7th February, when AWMP Director and acclaimed writer, Dr Kathryn Heyman will be in conversation with bestselling author, Hannah Richell. 


Creation Story with Hannah Richell

Date: Wednesday 7th February 2024

Time: 8pm Sydney time AEST

Can’t make that time?

Don’t worry – all registered ticket holders will receive a link to the recording.

Image credit: Lucy Williams

About Hannah Richell


Hannah Richell is the bestselling author of five novels, with her latest, The Search Party to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2024 after a competitive international auction. Hannah's work has been translated into nineteen languages and is sold in twenty-four territories. Her books have received critical acclaim having been selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, the Waterstones Book Club, WHSmith Book of the Week, shortlisted for two ABIAs and an Indie Book Award in Australia, as well as shortlisted for the Bonniers Bokklubb Book of the Year Award in Sweden.

She has written fiction and non-fiction pieces for various media outlets in both the UK and Australia and is a judge on the annual Richell Prize, established in 2014 by Hachette and the Emerging Writers’ Festival in honour of her late husband, Matt Richell. 

Hannah says of her work, “While each of my novels is a stand-alone story, what connects them all is my fascination with families and secrets, my desire to dive below the surface and explore the darker recesses of the human experience, the weight of grief and the echoes of loss, the light and resilience that can be found in unexpected places, combined with my ambition to tell you a cracking story that will keep you turning the pages late into the night.”

Hannah lives in Bath, England.

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