Hilary Bell

Playwriting (High School Focus)
Hilary is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been produced nationally and internationally. These include Wolf Lullaby, Fortune, The Falls, Memmie Le Blanc, The Splinter for the Sydney Theatre Company and The White Divers of Broome for Black Swan State Theatre Company. 

She has taught playwriting for over twenty years, at NIDA, Connecticut’s Wesleyan University, Tennessee’s University of the South, and for Griffin Theatre Company in Sydney. 

Hilary is a member of playwrights' company 7-On, and a graduate of the Juilliard Playwrights’ Program, NIDA, and AFTRS. She was the 2004 Tennessee Williams Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of the South, Tennessee, and the 2012 Patrick White Fellow at the Sydney Theatre Company. 

Children’s Author 
Hilary is an award-winning playwright, librettist and lyricist, whose work now includes writing illustrated children’s books. With Antonia Pesenti, she created the best-selling and award-winning Alphabetical Sydney, and more recently Numerical Street. With Matthew Martin, she produced The Marvellous Funambulist of Middle Harbour, and Other Sydney Firsts, a history of Sydney in verse. 

Hilary has been a guest at a number of writers’ festivals, including the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Byron Bay, and Big Sky (Geraldton). Along with Antonia and Matthew, she has presented readings, workshops and talks on the creation of the books