Accession MS COLL 00127B - John Metcalf Papers

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John Metcalf Papers


  • 2001-2015 (Creation)

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10 boxes (1.5 metres)

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John Metcalf is a writer, editor and critic. His works include "Standing Stones: Selected Stories," "Adult Entertainment," "Going Down Slow," and "Kicking Against the Pricks." He was the senior editor at the Porcupine's Quill until 2005 and then went on to serve as the fiction editor for Biblioasis.

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Gift of John and Myrna Matcalf, 2015

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This accession of John Metcalf’s papers includes manuscripts and correspondence with various authors; correspondence with other writers; editing files for the journal CNQ (Canadian Notes and Queries) and the publication Best Canadian Stories; as well as personal writing, journals, photographs and other material related to his life and work.
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1. Manuscripts and other writing
2. Publications
3. Writers’ Files
4. Correspondence
5. Humber School for Writers Files
6. Professional and personal files
7. Photographs
8. Journals and scrapbooks

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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