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Thursday, 12 September 2013

WRITERS ON WRITING #37: Gabrielle Roy


To write, it's a need, it's almost physical.  You cannot avoid picking up the pen.  Or touching the white page that is there, stretched out.  Totally ready to receiveAnd you write precisely because you want to give, because you want to share with others.  Because you have felt, or understood, the truth of certain human beings and you must say it.

Châtelaine (April 1966)

 

Click HERE to visit LA MAISON DE GABRIELLE ROY (in English), a museum dedicated to her life and work housed in her former childhood home at 375 Deschambault Street, Saint-Boniface, Manitoba.

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