Felicity Castagna

Publishing Workshop with Felicity Castagna
7th August, 2021, 3-5 pm
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“Felicity Castagna is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Writing and Society Research Centre, Western Sydney University. She publishes essays on home, suburbia, site-responsive art making and Australian literature and has a particular interest in collaborative and community- based art practice as well as the methodology of teaching creative practice. Her creative non-fiction and critical responses to literature and art are published both here and internationally on platforms such as The Sydney Review of Books, Electric Literature, LitHub, The Griffith Review and ABC radio and television.

She has published four novels for adults and young adults including her most recent book, Girls In Boys’ Cars (July, 2021, Pan Macmillan). Her previous novel, No More Boats (2017, Giramondo) was a finalist in the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Awards and is published internationally by Europa. She is also the author of the short story collection Small Indiscretions (2011, Transit Lounge) and the young adult novel The Incredible Here and Now (2014, Giramondo), which received The Prime Minister’s Award for Young Adult Literature as well as the IBBY Award and was a finalist in several other awards including the CBCA book of the year award. She has worked with artists in many different fields to produce collaborative and cross-artform collaborations for The Sydney Festival, The National Theatre of Parramatta, The Four Winds Festival, The Adelaide Festival, The Parramatta Laneways Festival and many other places as well as with The Finishing School Collective.
Castagna is a highly experienced teacher, speaker, writing mentor and teacher educator who has facilitated workshops everywhere from schools to community arts centres to correctional centres and has helped to establish, promote and run many writing and storytelling programs.”
Bio by Writing and Society Research Centre
This event is supported by a City of Parramatta Council Creative Economy Grant.

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