Lucy Christopher
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Lucy Christopher was born in Wales but grew up in Australia where she obtained an Undergraduate degree at Melbourne University. She moved to the UK to study an MA in Creative Writing as well as a PHD in Creative Writing. Lucy’s debut novel, Stolen, was written as part of her PhD degree and won 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 about a teenage girl who is kidnapped and taken there, and Stolen is in the process of being adapted into a movie. Her second book Flyaway was shortlisted for the 2010 Costa Book Awards and the 2010 Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. Other books include The Killing Woods, and Storm-wake.
 
Sessions - Lucy’s inspirational sessions will take you on a journey to the wild places that inspire her stories, and cover the book-to-script process as she adapts Stolen to the big screen. Grades 8-12
 
Workshop – Writing in the Wild – Lucy’s creative inspiration usually comes from a place before she has ideas for a plot or characters. Learn how to begin a story from it’s setting first and make your words 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