St Ives fantasy author to given opening lecture in UCF writing course
7:00am Saturday 20th October 2012 in News
A fantasy author from St Ives is to give the opening talk of a new series of English and writing workshops at University College Falmouth.
Liz Kessler will be talking about her journey as a writer and will offer tips on shaping work for publication in a rapidly changing publishing industry.
The talk next Thursday, October 25 forms part of University College Falmouth’s full programme of English and writing guest speakers that will examine the art of writing for a living.
All the talks are free but ticketed and are open to both students and the public. For more information visit www.falmouth.ac/writingspeakers Ms Kessler is the woman behind the Emily Windsnap series of fantasy novels for young readers.
Before becoming a full-time author she trained as a teacher and worked as a journalist on regional newspapers.
After her third Emily Windsnap book was published, Ms Kessler said she was finished with her half-mermaid heroine and embarked on a new series, featuring Philippa Fisher and her fairy godsister, as well as bringing out the time-slip novel A Year Without an Autumn in 2011.
However, she has since responded to her readers’ clamour for more Windsnap and the fourth book in the series appeared in July.
She started writing at a young age and as a little girl was convinced that she would become a poet. Her first published work was her poem Jinx’s Shop which appeared in the Manchester Evening News, when she was only nine years old.