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How I started writing: Rae Spoon

RaeSpoon.jpgThe Quebec Writing Competition deadline is May 1st, 2013.  
The competition is run by the CBC in partnership with the Quebec Writers' Federation, and is open to unpublished short stories.
The winner receives a cash prize of $1500, as well as a broadcast of their story on Cinq à Six, and publication in Maisonneuve Magazine and in an anthology by Vehicule Press.

Today, a final story in our series about how established writers got started. Everyone has to start somewhere, and we want to inspire you. 

Today we hear from Rae Spoon. 

Rae Spoon is a transgendered musician and author who lives in Montreal. 

After fighting for years to be referred to as "he," Rae decided to "retire gender" and has embraced the pronoun "they."

Rae Spoon was part of the first ever Pride panel, called "Writing Queer" at this year's Blue Metropolis literary festival. 

Listen to them describe how they started writing:

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