Novel Transcript Reading: Courage the Mouse, by Cornelia Fick


Performed by Laura Kyswaty

 Get to know the writer:

What is your story story about?

Thank you for the opportunity to talk about myself J. This is actually a story about following your destiny.

What genres would you say this story is in?

It’s a children’s story for ages 7-11

How would you describe this story in two words?

Adventure. Playfulness

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Gone with the wind.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

The greatest love by Whitney Houston

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Mice and Men, John Steinberg. Recently The almanac of the dead by Leslie Silko

What motivated you to write this story?

I wrote it for my son and added pictures in water colour. The pictures were not very good because I have no art training.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

Nelson Mandela

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Reading, charity work (although I haven’t done much of the latter in the last couple of years)

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

I previously had a short story, Diary of a soldier, performed and I loved it.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Persevere. It’s not a sprint but a marathon. And above all, believe in yourself.


Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

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