Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

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Date
Tue July 28, 2015

"...my reading pile inevitably grows: Books to Read, and Books To Read Again"

"...my reading pile inevitably grows: Books to Read, and Books To Read Again"

Several years ago a talented and passionate writer friend said to me, when I complimented her work, “Yes, but I want to be Virginia Woolf.”

I said that if she wanted to be Virginia Woolf, then she should do like Virginia Woolf did. Look at the world, know your language, and use language to reflect the world of your consciousness, reflect the experience of life in your time.

From our conversation, what I learned was that my friend didn’t want to do as Virginia Woolf did, but wanted to write what Virginia Woolf had already written.

This was unfortunate.

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