Wednesday 7 November 2012
Call the CCA Box Office on 0141 352 4900
Carol McKay will be asking questions about how we can we tackle the intricacies of publishing on Amazon and the ups and downs of making publishing decisions.
McKay was born and educated in Glasgow with a genetic inheritance that encompasses Mull, Shetland, Brechin, Girvan, Sligo, Strathaven and points in between. She is an experienced creative writing teacher and facilitator and she teaches creative writing through The Open University of Scotland.
Her collection of short stories, Ordinary Domestic, was published in 2012 as an e-book by Pothole Press, who also published her e-book Creative Writing Prompts to Feed the Imagination. She's been the recipient of a Scottish Arts Council writer’s bursary and was a finalist in the last Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition. An extract from her novel, Incunabulum Notebooks, was shortlisted in the Daily Telegraph Novel in a Year Competition in 2007 and in 2008 she co-wrote Eileen Munro’s As I Lay Me Down To Sleep which became a Scottish bestseller. In 2010, Carol was awarded the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship for her fiction and in August 2012, she won the inaugural Booktown Writers' Short Story Competition.
McKay has a particular interest in fiction, memoir and travel writing workshops. She is now working on a novel set in France.