Cath Crowley is an author of young adult fiction. Her novels include The Gracie Faltrain trilogy, Chasing Charlie Duskin, Graffiti Moon, Words in Deep Blue and Take Three Girls (co-written with Fiona Wood and Simmone Howell). Graffiti Moon won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction, the Ethel Turner Award for Young People’s Literature, and was named an honour book in the Children’s Book Council, Book of the Year. Words in Deep Blue was recently awarded the Gold Inky for 2017, the QLD Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction and The Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction. In 2018, Take Three Girls won the CBCA Award for Book of the Year: Older Readers.
Visit Cath at cathcrowleyauthor.com
I’m an award-winning author of books for young adults, published in Australia and internationally. I’ve spoken in schools and libraries and at festivals across Australia and internationally. Topics for talks include the writing process of specific books, the craft of writing, the importance of creativity, and how I came to be a writer. But I’m very happy to tailor talks to suit school needs.
Workshops can be tailored to suit school needs.
Possible topics include:
Creating believable, original characters
The importance of conflict in fiction
Creating atmosphere in fiction
Ways to avoid cliché
Inspiration–getting started and getting unstuck
Collaborative Writing Workshop
This workshop focuses on collaboration and extending the imagination. Participants are encouraged to discuss plotting and characterisation, to find narrative solutions together, and to make decisions that result in a sustained voice. Collaboration is challenging, yes, but it’s fun – and writers benefit from consciously reflecting on their creative processes, and the processes of others.
Online Author Q&A
Online sessions are flexible–that’s the great thing about them. They can run for 30 minutes to an hour. You might book in a class, or a group of keen readers. Students can ask questions about the writer’s life, the craft of writing and my books. Students can also troubleshoot problems they’re having with plot, character, dialogue or structure.
Cath’s passion for writing is so infectious – certainly some of the best feedback we’ve had on a speaker.
Youth Events - City of CaseyYouth Events - City of CaseyCath Crowley
Cath’s presentation was fantastic. Cath has a wonderful way of captivating and inspiring her audience. (We) would definitely have Cath back again.
Maribyrnong Library ServiceMaribyrnong Library ServiceCath Crowley
I just wanted to let you know that your Graffiti Moon continues to be in our popular listing of fiction titles– and I still receive congratulations and well done’s on how fantastic you were with the girls at assembly.
Star of the Sea CollegeStar of the Sea CollegeCath Crowley