Quinn, news editor of the Alberni Valley News, in B.C., will write a series on adult literacy in the region.

Susan QuinnBy Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor

Alberni Valley News editor Susan Quinn has been awarded the Peter Gzowski Life Literacy Fellowship.

The fellowship, named after late broadcaster and journalist Peter Gzowski, provides a $3,000 grant for a Canadian journalist to undertake a project to enhance public understanding of a literacy issue.Quinn will write a series on adult literacy in the region of Port Alberni, B.C.

“In the eight years I have worked in the Alberni Valley I have seen the effect of government cuts to core funding on literacy programs,” Quinn in an article published in Alberni Valley News. “I have covered literacy in every newspaper I have worked in and understand its importance to the community.”