Events & Workshops

Amanda Hampson

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Book Clubs:


If you’re reading one of my books and located in Sydney, I may be able to join you to discuss the book and answer reader questions.

We had a wonderful Book Club with Amanda Hampson. Our members appreciated the book as a well-written, pacey and entertaining read and a little escape from the horrors of the world today – while acknowledging that the book treated post-war sensitivities seriously. Amanda is great guest – she answered questions generously and gave us all an insight into the way an author tackles historical subjects and the task of polishing a manuscript. Very interesting to all. Gillian, Berkelouw Books.

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Author Talk: The French Perfumer


Have you ever wondered how a novel set in the past is written? How much research is needed? How are historic elements used to underpin fiction?

Join Amanda Hampson for a fascinating journey through the writing of ‘The French Perfumer’, set in 1950s France, as she unravels these mysteries and more, offering a candid insight into the writing process.Inspiring and entertaining, Amanda will take you behind the scenes from the first idea to the creation of characters, research, and development of the style, right through to the polishing process.

Find out about the experiments, dead ends and eureka moments that produced this delightful novel.

Workshops

Five Secrets of Compelling Stories – 1/2 day or full day


In this hands-on workshop, you’ll discover the five key storytelling techniques that will help you create an ‘unputdownable’ story in any genre.

Join bestselling novelist, Amanda Hampson, in a fast-paced, entertaining workshop that will show you the elements that will give your narrative direction and drive. Learn how to create purposeful scenes, compelling characters, meaningful dialogue. How to find the perfect structure, understand the purpose of conflict and the art of weaving suspense through your story.

Memoir Made Simple – 1/2 day or full day


Want to write your life story or family history but don’t know where to start? How do you decide what to include? What period to cover? How can you make it interesting?

Join best-selling author, Amanda Hampson, for a unique, practical workshop to find out everything you need to know: how to get your material organised, find a structure, turn fragments and memories into stories, craft dialogue and description. Find your voice and turn your story into a compelling read.

Author events are free of charge, workshops at agreed rate.

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