Congratulations to Emma de Blois, the 2018 winner of the Candis Graham Writing Scholarship !
Emma has just finished her second year at the University of Victoria in the Department of Writing. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with the goal of getting into a writers’ room and eventually becoming a showrunner. After all, a show can’t be diverse without diversity behind the camera. She wants to populate stories with queer characters that are nuanced and authentic. Emma also loves to write creative non-fiction and revel at all the world has.
When she’s not writing, Emma volunteers with a youth ambassador leadership program in her hometown as an events coordinator, mentor, and society member. She has worked for UVic’s Undergraduate Literary Journal, This Side of West, for the past two years as an intern and drama editor. She also writes articles for UVic’s chapter of HerCampus.
Emma would like to thank the Lambda Foundation for their extremely generous support. She will not waste the opportunities that this award has helped give her.