Felicity is the author of numerous novels for children and YA. Her time-slip novel Ghost Boy, set partly at the Quarantine Station in Sydney, forms the basis of a special ‘Ghost Boy’ tour at the QS for schools studying the novel.
Her newly revised Shalott trilogy for teenagers explores and re-interprets Arthurian legend. The Janna Chronicles is a medieval crime/romance series set in England in the 12th century at a time of civil war. A Ring Through Time, a time-slip historical romance for YA, explores the dark convict past of Norfolk Island.
Felicity Pulman has many years experience talking to students and adults about researching and writing her novels (with powerpoint presentations), and conducting workshops in a variety of genres including fantasy, crime and writing from history. You can find out more about her and her novels on www.felicitypulman.com.au.
Building on ideas
The session focuses on the ‘writing for the child within’ aspect with exercises on ideas and where you might find them, with the emphasis on finding out ‘is the story you want and need to tell?’. You'll be thinking about issues that are important to you – and Felicity doesn’t mean climate change or the causes du jour but more where you’re coming from, bearing in mind Gillian Rubinstein’s very wise words that many writers of children/YA are ‘stuck’ at some point in their childhood be it early or teens.