Isabelle McNeur

Isabelle McNeur studies at Victoria University, where she has completed several IIML courses. In 2015 she won the Margaret Mahy Award for Best Folio at the Hagley Writers’ Institute, in 2017 she won the Prize for Original Composition in at the IIML, and in 2018 she will be completing the Hachette Mentorship Program. She hopes to one day be financially stable enough to adopt a dog.

Isabelle McNeur: Isabelle’s Writing Space

Writing Space #2

Welcome to our second peek into a Headland writer’s space, part of our Issue 12 series; three authors share where they wrote their piece. Last weekend we posted Carly Thomas’ piece about her “very own room just for writing in.

Isabelle McNeur: Holes

As Jude watched the mourners huddle around the coffin, she wondered whether it would be better to fake sadness, blankness or pity. What she really wanted to broadcast was impatience, but that had to be even worse than pity.

Isabelle McNeur: Shaking

The day of the quake, I brought two dollars to go to the Cathedral. I’d been once when I was 12 and I wanted to go again. But the people I was with that day couldn’t be bothered, so we didn’t go.