Traci Skuce

Skuce featured speaker at next CV Writers Society meeting

  • Nov. 16, 2015 8:00 a.m.

The public is invited to listen to a Cumberland author who is emerging on the national scene. Traci Skuce will be the featured speaker at this month’s meeting of the Comox Valley Writers Society.

She was chosen as one of only five finalists for the 2015 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. With 1,700 submissions coming from across Canada, that was no small feat.

Even before she wrote her own submission, she was determined, at the very least, to be on the long list.

“I knew if I was going to do that, I’d have to pay attention to voice,” she said. “I’d have to write and write and write to get the voice of my piece to rise up above all those hundreds of voices I knew were also vying for the prize.”

So what is the secret to harnessing one’s voice?

Come and find out at Valley View Elementary School on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. This is a free event.

 

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