creole métisse of french canada, me

By Sharron Proulx-Turner

creole métisse of french canada, me
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Sharron's poems and writings in creole métisse of french canada, me include insights into her experiences as a child, a student and beyond; inviting the reader to understand her life, Métis experience in Canada, the true stories from the inside out. "if I could believe that, ... Read more


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Sharron's poems and writings in creole métisse of french canada, me include insights into her experiences as a child, a student and beyond; inviting the reader to understand her life, Métis experience in Canada, the true stories from the inside out. "if I could believe that, then maybe I could believe my own childhood pictures and words all neatly drawn and gridded and hidden inside dust devils on clean white paper, like cartoons in a comic book. I learned a cartoon can be a stand-alone drawing on strong, large paper. so I changed up the form. a cartoon. life size. bright crayon scribbles painted over with black india ink. but willow stick scratches on the surface revealed a new story underneath. clear, living sundog colour blink-blinking out and into the room. I wrote a new story that way. already I believed in the power of writing. already I knew how words could pull you in, their power unyielding. binding." - Excerpt from creole metisse of french canada, me

Sharron Proulx-Turner

Sharron Proulx-Turner is a Metis writer raised in the Ottawa River valley. She holds a Masters in English from the University of Calgary and has taught writing and literature at University of Calgary, Old Sun College and Mount Royal College in Alberta. She currently lives in Calgary.

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