Maura Pierlot is an emerging author and playwright who has just published her first title – a music-themed children’s picture book, The Trouble in Tune Town. On the strength of her yet unpublished YA manuscript, Freefalling, Maura was recently shortlisted for the CBCA NSW Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program 2017.
Maura’s short plays have been performed in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Last year she won the SOLO Monologue Competition as part of the Write Around the Murray Festival.
Maura is currently writing a series of dramatic monologues on mental health issues, supported by an MPS Travel+Tours Award from the Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation. A former medical journalist, ethics advisor and small business owner, Maura has a PhD in philosophy (ethics) and enjoys writing about memory, perception and identity.
She lives in Canberra with her partner, Kieran, and their three teenage children.
Maura Pierlot - Submissions
- Freefalling by Maura Pierlot Nov - 2017