Be active in your writing practice

Photo of Laura Jean McKay
Laura Jean McKay
14 August 2017
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Laura Jean McKay

"What you record in your notebook, no matter how trivial, doesn't sit alone," says WV tutor Laura Jean McKay. "It is part of the political, social and emotional world around you."

Laura is the author of ‘Holiday in Cambodia’ (2013), shortlisted for three national book awards in Australia, including the Asher Award in 2015. Her work has appeared in ‘The Best Australian Stories’, 'Award-Winning Australian Writing' and 'The North American Review' and she won the Alan Marshall Short Story Award in 2011. Laura is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne.

Update: Laura will be running our Beginners Short Story Clinic, starting in late August 2017.

We interviewed Laura about fiction's fascinating and frightening shade of grey on this website - take a look.

A portrait of Laura Jean McKay, with the phrase: What you record in your notebook, no matter how trivial, doesn't sit alone. It is part of the political, social and emotional world around you. Don't ever underestimate the power of your words and what they can become. And don't underestimate the importance of being active in your writing practice'