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Passing of Northern Ontario author Richard Wagamese ‘a tremendous loss’ – Sudbury.com
by ahnationtalk onMarch 13, 201778 Views
Northern writers and indigenous leaders reflect on the loss of the respected Ojibway author
THUNDER BAY – The literary community across the country continues to mourn the loss of Richard Wagamese, one of Canada’s great storytellers, but local writers and indigenous leaders say his stories will live on as his legacy in the region.
“I’m extremely saddened,” said Jane Crossman, writer and president of the Northwestern Ontario Writer’s Workshop. “He was an absolutely marvelous story teller. And he was a brother of Northwestern Ontario. It’s a tremendous loss for Northwestern Ontario, and it’s a tremendous loss for Canada, and it’s a tremendous loss for the world of storytelling.”