How I started writing: Gillian Sze
The 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The competition is run by the CBC in partnership with the Quebec Writers' Federation, and is open to unpublished short stories.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.
To help give you some inspiration, from now until the deadline, each week we will bring you the story "the moment".
The moment when a now-established writer got that initial courage to put the pen to paper or to sit down at the computer, and start to write.
The moment when a person knows, without question, that they are meant to be a storyteller.
This week, we hear from Gillian Sze.
Gillian is the author of Fish Bones, a collection of poetry which was nominated for the QWF McAuslan Book Prize and longlisted for the ReLit Award for Poetry.
She is the winner of the University of Winnipeg's Writer's Circle Prize and the 2011 3Macs carte blanche Prize.
She received an honourable mention in the 2008 Quebec Writing Competition.
Listen to Gillian Sze explain how she started writing:
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