Margaret Atwood on the written word

"If you want to preserve the written word, you put it down on paper"

I agree 🙂

Excerpts from a speech delivered by Margaret Atwood in Davidson, North Carolina.

"There were no women professors in Harvard’s English department at
Harvard when Atwood studied there, and
as a female student she was not
allowed to use the Lamont Library
where the modern poetry was kept. So
the aspiring poet sought out the tiny section of Canadian poetry in the
more accessible Widener Library, which just happened to be right next
to the section on witchcraft and demonology." 

The times they are a changin’ – although slowly…


About shewrite63

I am Theresa. I am a Mother and intermittent writer. I published a bittersweet novel under the pen name of Florence T Lyon. I am also a real life survivor, cynic and IT support worker trying to keep up with technological changes. Can't eke a living off of my writing skills - yet!
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