Felicity Thompson

Felicity Fair Thompson was born in Australia. After a short career in ballet in UK, she spent several years as Senior Assistant Manager at the Odeon Leicester Square in London's West End, before settling on the Isle of Wight where her interest in photography and travel expanded into film making and writing.

She has a Masters degree in Screenwriting: University of London. Her latest film, a drama documentary Carisbrooke Castle - 1000 years of British History was broadcast on SKY TV, and over the 2014 Christmas period on Thats Solent TV. Three of her other fourteen travel films have been shown on Australian television. Her published writing includes three novels, two children's stories, an EU funded community play, contributions to six anthologies, scenic travel features, poetry, theatre reviews and personality profiles.

From 2000 to 2005 she hosted the Weekend Writers' Conference on the Isle of Wight with speakers and delegates attending from Britain, Europe and the US. She held workshops alongside Sir Andrew Motion for the Bi-century of the birth of Alfred Lord Tennyson and she is one of the Shore Women performance poets. She taught for Connexions and for Screen South, and now teaches Creative Writing independently and at the Isle of Wight College, and mentors young writers.

Her first novel CUTTING IN, set in the theatre world, was one of the three top finalists in the Beryl Bainbridge Award, People's Book Prize 2012/13

See the rave reviews on the Home page and Reviews page for her second novel THE KID ON SLAPTON BEACH which has sold more than three thousand paperback copies in just eight Devon bookshops, and more countrywide and worldwide, and one thousand online editions.

Her third novel is HOLD TIGHT.

See her stories for Children

Hugo the Hungry Pig - order it on amazon

The Concert Party - read it on line
First published in the anthology Dance Stories by Robinson 1996

Information on Felicity's residential writing courses

Read her blog