Plot & Structure course with Sophie Cunningham

Faber Writing Academy

Event Date: 
22 April 2017
Author / Presenters: 
Sophie Cunningham

What are the different types of plot? Do novels have to have them? How do you find the right structure for your novel? Author Sophie Cunningham will help you navigate your way through these essential parts of writing a novel. There will also be a discussion of character and dialogue and the way they work together and towards particular plot lines and particular structures.

Sophie Cunningham is the author of two novels, Geography (2004) and Bird (2008), and two non-fiction works, Melbourne (UNSW Press, 2011) and Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy (2014). Warning was longlisted for the 2014 Walkley Book Award and the 2015 Kibble Literary Award. She is a former editor of Meanjin and former chair of the Australia Council's Literature Board. Sophie was awarded the 2015 Calibre Prize for her essay, 'Staying with the Trouble.' She is currently working on her third novel, This Devastating Fever, about Leonard Woolf's years in Sri Lanka, and a book of nonfiction called #treeoftheday. She is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University (non/fiction Lab), in the School of Media and Communication at the College of Design and Social Context.