George Whalley: Writing in Canada: Proceedings of the Canadian Writers’ Conference Held at Queen’s University, 28-31 July, 1955

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A Canadian Writers’ Conference, attended by approximately one hundred delegates, was convened at Queen’s University, July 28-31, 1955. The conference theme was “The Writer, His Media, and the Public” and its aim was to bring together people involved in writing literature, publishing it, distributing it, and reviewing and studying it. Writing In Canada collects the conference proceedings and includes the papers read and summaries of the discussions that followed.

In the preface, George Whalley explains the origins of the conference had arisen from a poetry conference at Harvard that F.R. Scott, A.J.M Smith, and A.M. Klein, three notable Canadian poets, attended in 1950. An attempt to organize a …

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DiSanto, Michael. "Writing in Canada: Proceedings of the Canadian Writers’ Conference Held at Queen’s University, 28-31 July, 1955". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 November 2013
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