Inspired by family, U of S grad Cassi Smith wins $10K Emerging Writer award – StarPhoenix

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 2017130 Views

April 20, 2017

Cassi Smith had an amazing story to tell — but she had to keep it to herself for two weeks.

The University of Saskatchewan graduate and current masters student was announced Wednesday as the recipient of the $10,000 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer award, given to a Canadian author who is working on a significant project. Smith, selected for the award by bestselling Estevan-born author Ross King, is penning a collection of non-fiction short stories based on interviews she conducted with First Nations elders in the province.

Finally able to talk about it, Smith spoke with The StarPhoenix’s Dave Deibert …

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