Fonds - Gail Bowen fonds

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Gail Bowen fonds

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  • 1983-1995 (Creation)

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1.21 m of textual records
6 photographs

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Gail Bowen received a Bachlor of Arts in English from the University of Toronto in 1964 and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Waterloo in 1975. She undertook post-graduate studies in Canadian Literature at the University of Saskatchewan from 1976-1979. From 1975-1979 Ms. Bowen was a Sessional Lecturer in English at the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural College in Saskatoon. She then moved to Regina and worked as a Sessional Lecturer in English at the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College and the University of Regina from 1979-1985. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English at the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College. Gail Bowen has published several books: '1919: The Love Letters of George and Adelaide' with Ron Marken (1987); 'Deadly Appearances' (1990); 'Murder at the Mendel' (1991); 'The Wandering Soul Murders' (1992); 'A Colder Kind of Death' (1994) and 'A Killing Spring' (1996). The latter four are murder mystery novels set in Saskatchewan which have become popular both locally and nationally. 'The Wandering Soul Murders' was performed on CBC Radio's "Between the Covers" during May and June, 1994. As well, Bowen has written three plays: 'Dancing in Poppies', 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'The Tree', all of which were performed by the Globe Theatre in Regina in 1993 and 1994. HRH Prince Edward also performed 'Dancing in Poppies' in August 1994. Her work has been nominated for the Crime Writers Best Book of 1992 Award and the W.H. Smith-Books in Canada Best First Novel Award for 1990. In 1995 she won the Crime Writers of Canada Best Novel Award. In the role of Guest Lecturer or Artist she has delivered speeches and readings in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, and entensively throughout Saskatchewan. She holds memberships in the Saskatchewan Writer's Guild and the Playwrights Union of Canada. Besides teaching and writing, Bowen has worked as an Art Columnist with CBC Radio, Regina since 1991. Nationally she has contributed to "What on Earth" on CBC Television, and has appeared several times on CBC Radio's "Morningside". She has participated on numerous committees including co-chairing of the Vision 20/20 Fundraising Campaign at the University of Regina.

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Fonds consists of background information, correspondence, contracts, drafts, manuscripts, notes, reviews, financial information, and publicity materials relating to the writing, publishing, and production of five books, three plays, and numerous articles by Gail Bowen. Also included are examinations, student papers, and teaching materials pertaining to her role as a professor of English, and a small quantity of personal correspondence and financial records.

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Open for research.One file of confidential correspondence and two files containing student information are restricted.

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Inventory for 95-4 is available.

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Includes 7 oversize items.

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