Meet Felicity Castagna, the highly acclaimed author of young adult fiction, as she teaches students to write a fierce, dynamic sense of place and their connection to it.
Participants will learn about and use writing techniques that will help them develop character, select the most telling details and uncover their personal connection with the world.
Join this session live to be able to ask Felicity questions about her inspiration, life as a writer, and her best tips for creative writing.
A recording of this session will also be available during Book Week (21 – 25 August).
About the book
Felicity’s most recent novel, Girls in Boys’ Cars, is a page-turning novel about a complicated friendship; a road trip through NSW in a stolen car; the stories that define us; and two funny, sharp, adventurous young women who refuse to be held back any longer.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: State Library NSW
Felicity Castagna has published four novels for adults and young adults including her most recent book, Girls in Boys’ Cars which won the Victorian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and is now being adapted for stage and screen. Felicity’s novel No More Boats was a finalist in the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Awards and her young adult novel The Incredible Here and Now received The Prime Minister’s Award, as well as a place on the IBBY Honour List.
Felicity is currently a lecturer in Creative Writing at Western Sydney University and has taught creative writing workshops all over the place from jails to high schools to remote communities.