Home & Away (2008)

Cover photograph & design: Kathryn Lee

Home & Away: Life Writing 3. Edited by Kathryn Lee & Jack Ross. ISBN 978-0-473-13539-3. Massey University: School of Social and Cultural Studies, 2008. ii + 156 pp.


Kathryn Lee
Preface: Writer's Block

Jack Ross

Hayley Baines
Rules and Taboos

Bianca Burger

Rebekah Chambers
Nobody Knows
Nothing but Silence
Never Again
Like You
You Were There
Tiny Black Curls
Your Face

Bruce Craig
“Beautiful Little Dolls,” the Policeman said …

Jane Gardiner
Gardening with Granny
24 June 1977

Rhiannon Horrell
Travelling in the Footsteps of Janet White …

Emma Jeffrey
A Bus Full of Pirates

Rachel Koch
Getting Lost in Costa Rica

Kathryn Lee
Culture Shock 101: Day One in Hsin Chu

Dana Maton
The McGintys

Tania Menzies
Trouble in Tirau

Lisa Simpson
My German Grandfather

Sophie Smith
Rules and Taboos

Gregory Wood
Into the Mist: Searching for the Lost Huia


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Reviews & Comments:

  1. Jennifer Little. "New books reveal bold approach to writing life.” Massey News. [6/6/08]

    Contributor and co-editor Kathryn Lee says the publication is a testament to the courage of students who overcame fear and the inclination to procrastinate when faced with the blank page.

    “The lesson that I learned from this class [life writing] was a very simple one but one that needed to be learned. Stop worrying and start writing,” Ms Lee says in her preface.

    Home and Away co-editor, writer and English lecturer Dr Jack Ross says the diverse backgrounds of the contributors produced a huge variety of “amazing” stories.

    “Showcasing and polishing these pieces for others to read and learn from has been a great pleasure for me.”

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