Lucy Christopher
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Lucy Christopher is travelling from her home in the UK to attend our festival! She was born in Wales but grew up in Australia, where she completed her undergraduate studies. After initially pursuing an acting career, she decided to follow her love of writing, and returned to the UK to study an MA and then PhD in Creative Writing. Lucy’s first book Stolen has won national and international awards including the Branford Boase award in the UK, the Gold Inky in Australia, and the Printz Honor award in the USA. Stolen explores her thoughts on the Australian outback through the story of a teenage girl who is kidnapped and taken there, and is currently being adapted into a movie!

Lucy has published other award-winning books, including Flyaway, The Killing Woods and Storm-wake. She has a passion for travel and takes inspiration from the wild places she has visited.

Sessions - Lucy’s compelling sessions will take you on a journey to the wild places from which she finds inspiration for her stories. Lucy will also share the book-to-script process as she takes Stolen from print to the big screen. Grades 8-12

Workshop – Writing in the Wild. Lucy takes creative inspiration initially from a place, before developing ideas for plot or characters. Learn how to begin a story from a setting, and make your words go wild! Grades 9-12  

Scheduled talks:

Session 108 Thursday 19 July at 09:30am - 10:15am; Grades 9-12
Session 120 Thursday 19 July at 10:45am - 11:30am; Grades 9-12 (workshop)
Session 128 Thursday 19 July at 12:15pm - 1pm; Grades 10-12
Session 207 Friday 20 July at 09:30am - 10:15am; Grades 8-10
Session 219 Friday 20 July at 10:45am - 11:30am; Grades 9-12
Session 227 Friday 20 July at 12:15pm - 1pm; Grades 7-9