Fonds MG 253 - Steven Ross Smith fonds

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Steven Ross Smith fonds

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MG 253

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  • 1968-2001 (Creation)

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2.6 m of textual material
64 photographs, 81 negatives; 2 contact sheets
2 audio cassettes; 1 audio cd.

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Seven Ross Smith (also published as Steve Smith) was born and educated in Toronto receiving a Diploma (degree equivalent) in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson Polytechnical University in 1968. First published in 1972, he is a writer of innovative fiction and poetry, a sound poet and performance artist, an editor and media writer. In addition to his literary works published in books, anthologies and periodicals, Smith has several improvisatory sound music ensemble recordings to his credit. He has been published and given performances and readings in England, Holland, the United States and Canada. Smith was a founding member of the sound/performance ensembles Owen Sound and DUCT. In 1987-1988 he was Writer-In-Residence in Weyburn Saskatchewan and in 1996-1997 he was Writer-In-Residence with the Saskatoon Public Library. Smith was also the founding editor of Underwhich Editions and has been the Executive Director of the Sage Hill Writing Experience since 1990. Steve Smith works and live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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The material in this fonds documents the literary and performance career of Steven Ross Smith.

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Steven Ross Smith retains copyright on all published and unpublished works. The University of Saskatchewan Archives may make a single copy of any item for each researcher who requests the same for study or research purposes only.

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