Writer’s Quote Wednesday 2015

The opportunity to share a quote from authors who have inspired, uplifted, or enlightened me over my many years of living and reading is a beautiful thing.  And, I am grateful to Silver Threading for hosting her weekly event.

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This week, I selected a quote by Toni Morrison:

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Toni Morrison is a well-known American novelist, editor, and professor.  Even though her work typically focuses on Black women, she does not define her it as feminist.

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Morrison first novel, “The Bluest Eye,” was published in 1970.  There have been nine novels released since that time.  She released her last novel, “Home,” in 2012.  But, in 2015, a new novel, “God Help The Child,” will publish in 2015.  Her best known novels were:

  • The Bluest Eye
  • Song of Solomon
  • Beloved

For Beloved she received the:  Pulitzer Prize (1988)American Book Award (1988) and Nobel Prize in 1993.

Morrison, also, shared her gift of writing through:

  • Children’s Literature
  • Short Fiction
  • Operatic Words (Libretto)
  • Plays
  • Non-Fiction

Born in 1931, Morrison celebrated her 84th Birthday on February 18.

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – November 19, 2014

Thanks to SilverThreading for the open invite to take part in her new blogging event, Writer’s Quote Wednesday.

Maya Angelou is one of my most, most favorite authors.  She has been with me for more years than many of my friends.  Her writing has influenced and guided me in so many ways during both the highs and lows of living.

In those times when I feel defeated, reading a passage from one of Maya’s books, poems or quotes motivates me to never give up and be defeated.

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SeasonedSistah2 – Wednesday Quote