Niel Bushnell – Writer in Residence


Our Writer in Residence, Niel Bushnell, will be in The Word for you to talk to and find out more about the project he is working on:

Wednesday 5 April
Sunday 9 April
Monday 10 April
Thursday 13 April

Niel Bushnell
Writer in Residence

“I want to use my time as the Writer in Residence at The Word to explore the relationship between the building and its location, and to find out what people who use this fantastic building think about it. I want to explore the idea of change, of how a location – or a person – can be split in two by a major event. The building represents the future, but what’s left of the past in the foundations? I want to gather as many stories as I can and use those ideas to create a new piece of fiction inspired by The Word.”

About Niel Bushnell
Niel Bushnell is an author and artist. He has two children’s books published by Andersen Press in the UK called Sorrowline and Timesmith, both are fast paced time-travel adventures that mix elements of fantasy and science fiction with mythology and Arthurian legends. His first novel won the Northern Promise Award in the 2011 Northern Writers’ Awards.

Niel’s books are aimed at boys and girls aged 7 to 14 and upwards. The themes of time travel, action, adventure with elements of fantasy and science fiction make it appealing to older teens as well. History plays a big part in Sorrowline and Timesmith, specifically 1940 and World War Two.

When he’s not writing, or talking about writing, Niel is animating. He’s worked on numerous film and TV projects including The Dumping Ground for CBBC and the Doctor Who DVD range. He lives in Hartlepool with his wife and two daughters. He has completed two stand-alone novels and is working on the third instalment in the Timesmith series.

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