What does it mean to be a writing mentor?  Journalist, travel writer, and memoirist Laurie Gough has seen the world and written about it – and now she’s in for a new adventure!

For the next year, Laurie will be mentoring grade 8 student Kaya Hipwell, who won the 2023 MASC Arts Awards for Literary Arts.

Find out about Laurie’s writing career and the incredible bond she and Kaya already share in this fun interview with Derick Fage on Daytime Ottawa, Rogers TV

Laurie Gough being interviewed by Derick Fage.
Laurie Gough and her mentee, Kaya Hipwell, winner of the Literary Arts Award at the 22nd annual MASC Arts Awards ceremony at the National Arts Centre.