Felicity Castagna

Felicity 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. She began her career as a high school teacher before completing a PhD in Creative Practice and moving on to teach creative writing at multiple universities. Her most recent novel, No More Boats, was a finalist in the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Awards and is published internationally. She is also the author of the short story collection Small Indiscretions and the young adult novel The Incredible Here and Now, which received The Prime Minister’s Award for Literature as well as the IBBY Award. Her next young adult book, Girls in Boys’ Cars will be released in 2021. She publishes essays and creative non-fiction and has been a speaker on multiple shows for ABC Radio and Television. She is very interested in cross-artform collaboration and has worked with artists in many different fields to produce work for The Sydney Festival, The National Theatre of Parramatta, The Four Winds Festival, The Adelaide Festival and many other places as well as with The Finishing School Collective. She particularly specialises in running workshops for year 11 and 12 students studying the Reading to Write Module and Extension I and II, as well as creative writing workshops for students with low levels of literacy and school engagement. www.felicitycastagna.net

Books by Felicity Castagna