Carla Powell shortlisted for literary award
Carla Powell has been dealt some hardship throughout her life, but her constant companion through it all has been her journals. any means, but I didn’t find it as difficult as I made it out to be in my head,” she said. “I had this calm, and it allowed space to come forward in my mind to have words jumping in.”
She doesn't apologize for being so personal.
“If you are writing and it makes you slightly uncomfortable, it is probably going to resonate with people.”
She knew the contest entry was coming up and she worked the piece until she felt it was ready to submit. A short time later, she received an email that she was long listed. On Tuesday morning, September 12, she found out she made the short list. This means she is one of 6 finalists.
“It was so exciting for me because somehow I floated to the top of all these entries,” said Powell.
The works were blindly adjudicated, and her work was along side dozens of other writers, many who are published authors. Some notable writers who have won CBC Literary prizes include Carol Shields and Michael Ondaatje.
“I feel like I have already won. There is a euphoria in me that I feel my writing has merit,” she said.
The winner will be revealed on September 19. The award is adjudicated by Carmen Aguirre, Dave Bidini and Charlotte Gray. story unfolded from it