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Charlotte Wood

Bestselling, award winning novelist, Charlotte Wood, is renowned for her sharply-drawn female characters. In this unmissable session for writers aspiring, established or just interested, learn how this master of her craft builds believable characters, resists cliche, and allows for complexity. 

Hosted by Fenella Souter.

In the Yallamundi Rooms


“To create is to defy emptiness. It is generous, it affirms. To make is to add to the world, not subtract from it.”

Charlotte Wood

gain valuable insights into the craft of writing

Charlotte Wood is best known for her incisive studies of women and their relationships. In this special, intimate event she will discuss how she builds credible, multidimensional characters in her writing. When so many female characters in fiction are defined in limited ways: by their families, or their careers, Wood seeks to create women who defy stereotypical expectations, and whose lives and relationships are as complex and nuanced as all of our own.

This is an unmissable opportunity to gain unique insight into a writer's thoughts, process and craft. 

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Charlotte Wood

Charlotte Wood has been described as one of Australia's most original and provocative writers. She is the author of six novels and two books of nonfiction.  Her features and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Literary Hub, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Saturday Paper among other publications. In 2019 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant services to literature, and was named one of the Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence.

Fenella Souter

Fenella Souter is an award-winning senior feature writer, editor and interviewer. She was editor of Good Weekend, in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, for seven years, before choosing to return to feature writing. In recent years, she has also co-produced and presented documentary programs for ABC Radio, the most recent being a two-part series for RN on the 1970s and ‘80s feminist community known as ‘Amazon Acres’

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