5 Inspiring Quotes About Writing From Roxane Gay

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In anticipation of Lit Up, GrubStreet's annual literary showcase and fundraiser, we've put together a few of our favorite inspirational quotes about writing from this year's Grubby Award winner Roxane Gay. You can join Roxane Gay and the whole GrubStreet community for the 2021 Lit Up on Wednesday, September 29th. 


“There is always time to make it as a writer. Always.” 


“Writing requires courage, audacity. I'm not suggesting that there is something heroic about writing, but I do believe that to commit words  and ideas to the page demands something of the writer.” 


“If people cannot be flawed in fiction there's no place left for us to be human.”


“Nobody has 'no voice.' We have to abandon such thinking. Some voices are louder or receive more consideration. But everyone has a voice.”


“Write when you want or when you can or when you need to. If you write, on any schedule, you’re a writer. That’s it.”

Read more about Roxane Gay’s career and find a list of her works here, and join us online for the 2021 Lit Up showcase and fundraiser on Wednesday, September 29th. Learn more & buy tickets.

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