Fonds MJ-168 - Moose Jaw Prairie Pens Writers fonds

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Moose Jaw Prairie Pens Writers fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1991-2009 (Creation)
    Moose Jaw Prairie Pens Writers
    Moose Jaw

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31 cm of textual records.

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The Prairie Pens Writers was established on February 10, 1991. The creation of the group was accomplished due to Gertrude Story (in 1991 she was Moose Jaw’s writer-in-residence) and a grant from the New Horizon’s program. One of the first actions of the group was to petition city hall to declare Robert Currie and Gary Hyland Honorary Poets Laureate. Members participated in their first public readings at the SIAST’s Macoun Lounge in June 1991. This event, called Readouts, is now an annual event held at the library.
Membership is open to anyone; however, due to weekday meeting times, the majority of members are seniors. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August.

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This fonds contains four series: Financial and Legal Records, Meeting Minutes, Published Material and Scrapbooks. It includes tax records, financial reports, grant applications, dissolution records, and meeting minutes. It also consists of published works collected by the organization as well as scrapbooks created by the organization.

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This material was donated to the archives by Gladys Macdonald of the Prairie Pens Writers in 2010.


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  • English

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This fonds was re-boxed and refoldered in 2013.

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Box V-205 – V-206, H-112 – H-114

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