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Family traditions.

File consists of one typed draft (computer output, original, 23 pp.) with handwritten corrections and additions.

McCormack, Eric P.

Family traditions.

File consists of one typed draft (computer output, original, 16 pp.) with handwritten corrections and additions.

McCormack, Eric P.

Eric P. McCormack fonds.

The fonds consists of materials documenting Eric McCormack's career as a writer. It contains manuscripts, typescripts, clippings, ephemera, and correspondence.

McCormack, Eric P.

About Eric McCormack: Biographical.

This series contains primarily news clippings and serial publications containing articles with a biographical and/or critical focus. They relate to Eric McCormack's life history with special emphasis on the development of his career as an author and on the works of fiction which he has had published to date. A large number of these materials also relate specifically to Eric McCormack's receipt of and/or nomination for receipt of various literary awards.

Finally, a number of materials, including news clippings, correspondence, and ephemera relating primarily to Eric McCormack's personal interests, are grouped together in a miscellaneous file within this series.

McCormack, Eric P.

Book launches: Inspecting the vaults.

Includes two clippings, in addition to two copies of WordsWorth Books' Spring 1987 issue of Printout. The clippings both date from 1987 and relate to the launching of McCormack's novel Inspecting the Vaults.

The first clipping is an ad placed in the press by Words Worth Books announcing that Eric McCormack will be autographing copies of this book at Words Worth Books in Waterloo on Feb. 20, 1987. The second clipping, appeared in The Imprint, Friday, 6 February 1987, and reports on the party which took place at the Kent Hotel in Waterloo in Feb. 1987 to launch Inspecting the Vaults. The Spring 1987 issue of Printout reports on the recent release of Inspecting the Vaults and on McCormack's visit to Words Worth Books in Waterloo in Feb. 1987 to do a reading and sign copies of the book.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes three clippings (both originals and photocopies) about Eric McCormack with a biographical and/or critical focus. Most of the clippings contained in this file cite interviews held with Eric McCormack.

The first clipping in the UW Courier (January 1989): 18, refers to the literary acclaim with which Inspecting the Vaults was received and to the upcoming publication of The Paradise Motel by Penguin, and then contains a few paragraphs from the novel Eric McCormack is currently working on, which is tentatively titled Aiken.

The second clipping (The Saturday Star, 1 April 1989) includes information on key developments in Eric McCormack's literary career with special emphasis on Inspecting the Vaults and The Paradise Motel. Coverage is also given to Eric McCormack's life history, the inspiration for his work, and his reaction to his success.

The third clipping (Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Thursday, 5 October 1989, sec. C, page 4) focuses on Eric McCormack's life history with emphasis on his Scots origins, his impressions of Canada, his life as an English professor at St. Jerome's College. Key developments in his literary career are given much attention, in particular, consideration is given to the literary style and content of Eric McCormack's works. This article also reports on Eric McCormack's own comments regarding the content and themes of the fiction he writes, the inspiration for his work, and his reaction to the success he has had.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes one clipping (both original and photocopy). This is an article entitled "A Penchant for the Macabre", by Dan Bortolotti which appeared in Canadian Author & Bookman 66, no.3 (spring 1991). This piece includes a critique of his works to date including Inspecting the Vaults and The Paradise Motel.

Information is also given on his life history with particular attention to his literary achievements and the critical reaction to his works. A description of the personality of the author also features in this article, in addition to a report on Eric McCormack's comments regarding his personal literary style and his influences.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes four clippings (three originals, one photocopy, one faxed copy).

The first article, which appeared in Saturdaynight 112, no. 4 (May 1997): 105, 107-108 , focuses on the literary style of Eric McCormack's works and looks at important influences on him with special emphasis on his Scots origins. Particular consideration is given in this piece to his most recent work First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. This article also provides information on Eric McCormack's life history focusing especially on his upbringing in Scotland and his doctoral studies at the University of Manitoba.

The second article - _Macleans_110, no. 28 (14 July 1997): 43 - provides a short critique of Eric McCormack's works with special attention to First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. This article also points to the stark contrast between the themes of Eric McCormack's works and the author's personality.
T
he third article (The Record, 8 November 1997, sec. D, page 7) focuses on people from the Kitchener-Waterloo region who have achieved fame. Included among the individuals referred to in this article is Eric McCormack.

This file also includes an article (source unspecified) which was faxed to Eric McCormack by Penguin Books Canada in April 1997. The subject of this article is electronic books. This article reports on the increase in books which are now made available electronically via the Internet. Included among these books is Eric McCormack's First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women made available electronically by CVB.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes typed (computer output) interview e-mailed to Eric McCormack on Wednesday, July 22, 1998. This is an interview which was conducted previously with the author. Themes covered in this interview include: Eric McCormack's experiences of Canada both in personal and literary terms; the importance of satire and parody in his writing; the extent to which the writer figure is a symbolic projection into the fictional world; the materiality of words as both destroyers and preservers; the extent to which his works are metafictions, fictions about making fictions; intertextuality in his works; Postmodernism and his works; the extent to which his writing is genre-centered; the connection between his landscapes and the sense of dread they evoke; whether or not First Blast... is more of a mainstream Canadian novel about a character's growth and development;
*whether there is an aesthetic doctrine lurking behind his works.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary awards: K-W Arts Awards.

Includes a photocopy of a clipping (The Record, Monday, 12 April 1999) entitled "Arts Community Awards". This article provides information on the winners of the 11th K-W Arts Awards in 1999. These awards are presented to artists in K-W in the fields of literature, visual arts, performing arts, and music. Eric McCormack was awarded the Literacy Award.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary awards: People's Prize for Fiction.

Includes four copies of the same clipping (including 3 photocopies) entitled "Strong Short-leet[sic] for the People's Prize" (Herald, 2 May 1990). This article reports that the nominees for the 1990 People's Prize constitute "the strongest short-leet[sic] of six books ever announced for a Scottish literary award". Eric McCormack's The Paradise Motel is among the six works shortlisted for this prize. Information on all the nominated writers and background information on this Scottish literary award are provided in this clipping.

McCormack, Eric P.

Readings and lectures: miscellaneous.

Includes flyers produced for various diferent readings and lectures given by Eric McCormack. They include a reading which took place at the University of Ottawa in Feb. 1987 sponsored by the Department of English and Continuing Education with the support of the Canada Council. Also includes a reading given by Eric McCormack for the English department at the University of Windsor in Mar. 1989.

Readings given by Eric McCormack for the Tuesday Night Café Theatre in Montreal? as part of a drama entitled "Dark Light Stories" also feature in another flyer contained in this file. A ticket to the launching event for Gothic, a journal of literary fiction, is also included in this file. Eric McCormack was a special guest at this event. Finally, flyers which were produced for the Fall Reading Series of the Forest City Gallery, in which Eric McCormack was one of the participating writers, are also among the items in this file.

McCormack, Eric P.

Awards Night.

Includes a letter received by Eric McCormack from Edmund Tell of the Waterloo County English Awards Committee re the author's acceptance of an invitation to be a guest speaker at the Waterloo County English Awards Banquet in Kitchener on May 10, 1989. Also includes booklet featuring information on the program for the awards ceremony, on the award winners, and listing the judges, donors, sponsors, and awards committee members.

McCormack, Eric P.

Burns, C.

Includes a letter from Cliff Burns which makes reference to the review of The Mysterium which Mr. Burns wrote and which was published in Necrofile. Reference is also made to Cliff Burn's previous reivew of Inspecting the Vaults. A photocopy of this review of The Mysterium is contained in this file, in addition to a literary biography of Cliff Burns.

McCormack, Eric P.

Contests.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Lorraine Filyer, Literature Officer with the Ontario Arts Council, re Eric McCormack's participation in the council's Fall 1992 Works-In-Progress Adjudication. Other correspondence relates to Eric McCormack's participation as a judge in the Dorothy Shoemaker Literary Contest sponsored in part by the Southern Ontario Library Service, as well as to his role as a judge of a short story contest sponsored by the Kitchener-Waterloo Record.

McCormack, Eric P.

Ducornet, Rikki.

Includes 2 items of correspondence from Rikki Ducornet re a blurb which Eric McCormack wrote for one of her works. Also contains praise for Eric McCormack's latest novel and an invitation to submit a story to an issue of The Denver Quarterly that Rikki Ducornet is guest editing. This issue is to be devoted to fabula, fabulous beasts, fables, bestiaries, mythical landscapes etc.

McCormack, Eric P.

Florence.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Canada regarding their approval of a grant to promote an Italian translation of The Mysterium. Additionally, contains a copy of this grant agreement.

This file also includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from the Italian publishing firm Mondolibro Editore, who were responsible for the publication of The Mysterium in Italy. This correspondence relates to the launch of this book in Florence which was attended by Eric McCormack. Additionally, contains photocopy of an excerpt from Mondolibro Editore's book catalogue featuring information on The Mysterium, as well as a photocopy of a clipping from the October 1994 issue of Dossier which features an interview with the managing editor of Mondolibro Editore.

McCormack, Eric P.

Penguin.

Includes faxed copy of a press release issued by Penguin Canada re the publication of First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. It is announced that Canadian publishing history will be made when this novel is released simultaneously in print and electronic form by Penguin Books Canada in co-operation with Tara Publishing and Canada's Virtual Bookstore.

McCormack, Eric P.

Reviews.

Includes primarily typed copies (computer output) of reviews written by Eric McCormack for The Globe and Mail. Some are draft copies with holograph corrections or additions. Also contains some correspondence received by Eric McCormack from the staff of this newspaper re specifications, fees etc. for reviews written by him. Also contains some correspondence re reviews Eric McCormack wrote for The Toronto Star and Books in Canada.

Additionally contains memos from staff at the New Quarterly at the University of Waterloo, as well as a piece entitled "Being-In-Itself Revisited" by Richard Holmes at the University of Waterloo which was published in Dialogue in 1984.

McCormack, Eric P.

Sexual Gothic.

Includes correspondence and other materials relating to "Sexual Gothic: An Evening of Erotic and Dramatic Readings" which was performed at Hart House Theatre at the University of Toronto, at Symphony Space in New York and in other North American venues in 1993. This show featured the works of Barbara Gowdy, Susan Swan, and Eric McCormack.

File contents include photocopies of announcements and reviews of this performance, in addition to an article by Eric McCormack entitled "Sex on the Road" describing his experience of the show. File also contains excerpts from and reviews of Barbara Gowdy's We So Seldom Look On Love, and of Susan Swan's The Wives of Bath. Also includes an excerpt from Eric McCormack's "Birthday Present" and photocopies of reviews of Inspecting the Vaults.

Other materials include programs for "Sexual Gothic", as well as sample press kit, the "Sexual Gothic" travel itinerary and other schedules faxed to Eric McCormack by Judith Keenan Communications Inc. Also includes airline ticket, reproduction of publicity photograph for this show, handwritten holograph notes, and an application for support of the show from External Affairs and International Trade Canada as well as a grant agreement and correspondence to and from this government department.

McCormack, Eric P.

St. Martin's Press.

Includes correspondence from St. Martin's Press re the publication of The Mysterium. Additionally contains reviews (photocopies) of The Mysterium sent to Eric McCormack by St. Martin's Press. Also includes a letter from St. Martin's Press re an entry for Eric McCormack contained in John Clute and John Grant's The Encyclopedia of Fantasy.

McCormack, Eric P.

University of Toronto: Workshop.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Catherine Jevons, Coordinator of a Writers' Workshop which takes place at the University of Toronto during the summer. Eric McCormack led sessions in this workshop in 1992 and in 1993. Also includes informational brochures produced for these workshops, as well as an honorarium arrangement relating to the workshop led by Eric McCormack in 1993, a schedule, and a list of instructors' responsibilities for the 1993 workshop.

McCormack, Eric P.

Update!

Contains single issue of St. Jerome's College newsletter - Update!, Vol. 11, No. 5 (summer 1993). This includes (see page 5) recommendations by members of St. Jerome's staff, including Eric McCormack, regarding books worth reading over the summer months.

McCormack, Eric P.

Vardey, Lucinda.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Lucinda Vardey of the Lucinda Vardey Agency or sent to her by him. This company acted as literary agents for Eric McCormack and this correspondence relates to activities carried out by them to represent him and promote him in England. Also includes a Lucinda Vardey catalogue.

McCormack, Eric P.

Alianza Editorial.

Letter sent to Cristina granting permission to Alianza Editorial to publish the story "Birthday Present" in the anthology they are working on.

McCormack, Eric P.

Brunton, Carolyn (Vardey & Brunton Agency).

Includes letter to Carolyn Brunton of the Vardey & Brunton Agency in the U.K. re Eric McCormack's schedule for a trip to the U.K. in May 1991 to include a conference at Edinburgh University and a Welsh Conference. Carolyn Brunton appears to want details of Eric McCormack's schedule so that she can organize meetings on his behalf with both HarperCollins and Bloomsbury in England.

McCormack, Eric P.

Harvey, Ken: author.

Letter to Ken Harvey re some books which Eric McCormack has just received from this author and which he plans to read.

McCormack, Eric P.

Homel, David: Author.

Includes correspondence with David Homel relating to personal news primarily.

Eric McCormack makes reference to his teaching at St. Jerome's College, to the novels he has written or is in the process of writing, and to literary competitions in which he served as one of the jurors. Reference is also made to David Homel's literary career including an interview he gave on Morningside, a trip to Greece, a reading he gave in Toronto, and the books he is currently working on. Eric McCormack also congratulates David Homel on his translation nomination for the Governor General's Literary Awards.

McCormack, Eric P.

Mulhallen, Karen: Editor of Descant.

Correspondence to Karen Mulhallen, Editor of Descant, re a reading which she organized in Waterloo. Also relates to 25th anniversary of Descant in 1993 and a submission which Eric McCormack has been asked to make to a Descant publication being produced to mark this occasion. The final letter relates to a short story Eric McCormack has written for a special issue of Descant being edited by Ken Nutt.

McCormack, Eric P.

Musgrave, Susan.

Includes correspondence with Susan Musgrave re the publication of her poems in the Norton Anthology and a reading she gave in Waterloo. Reference is also made to the possibility of a screenplay of The Paradise Motel , to a book launch of Il Mysterium in Florence attended by Eric McCormack, and to readings which Eric McCormack will give in B.C.

McCormack, Eric P.

Nutt, Ken : Artist and Editor.

Letter to Ken Nutt re a contribution Eric McCormack has been asked to make to a special issue of Descant which Ken Nutt is guest editing. This contribution relates to Burke and Hare. Reference is also made in this letter to Ken Nutt's watercolour "Adam Kadmon".

McCormack, Eric P.

Book Reviews Containing Partial Reviews of or References to Works by Eric P. McCormack.

Book reviews containing references to Eric McCormack's works. Indeed, three of the works reviewed contain a short story written by Eric McCormack. They include:
(1) Nigel Hunt, review of The Gates of Paradise: The Anthology of Erotic Short Fiction, edited by Alberto Manguel, The Toronto Star, Saturday, 20 March 1993. This review makes reference to "Birthday Present", a short story by Eric McCormack, which is contained in the collection of erotic short fiction reviewed in this article.;
(2) Pauline Durichen, review of Canadian Mystery Stories, edited by Alberto Manguel, The Record, [199-?]. This review includes a critique of "Eckhardt at the Window", one of the short mystery stories contained in the work reviewed in the article;
(3) Three reviews of I Shudder at Your Touch, an anthology of 22 stories of sexual horror including Eric McCormack's "Festival".

Also includes a review by H. J. Kirchhoff of The Globe and Mail (n.d.), which focuses on the works of the author of two novels, a book of stories and six volumes of poetry, Rikki Ducornet. This review states that Ms. Ducornet's work has been compared to that of "Eric McCormack, perhaps the Canadian master of the literary baroque". The final review of Izaak Mansk's Forbidden to Grow Old (The Globe and Mail, Saturday, 2 September 1989) includes a statement that Mansk's work "fits nicely into the fabulist school" along with authors such as Eric McCormack and Ernest Hekkanen.

McCormack, Eric P.

Festival.

21 page typed draft (computer output) prepared for the work published as Inspecting The Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987.

McCormack, Eric P.

The one-legged men.

2 versions of typed draft for The One-Legged Men. First draft includes 2 copies of 6 page typed (photocopies); second draft includes 2 copies of 9 page typed (computer output) and one 11 page typed (computer output). These drafts were prepared for the work published as Inspecting The Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987.

McCormack, Eric P.

The temper.

12 page typed draft (photocopy). This short story did not appear in the work which was published as Inspecting the Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987. It is possible, however, that it was intended at one time that this story would form part of this published work.

McCormack, Eric P.

The mysterium.

Ca. [76] page unpaginated typed draft (computer output) with some holograph corrections and revisions prepared for the work published as The Mysterium, by Eric McCormack. Toronto : Viking, 1992. Also includes 5 page holograph notes and loose typed draft pages with holograph corrections and annotations. Description provided by Eric McCormack indicates that this is an "earlier draft" of his work The Mysterium, Toronto : Viking, 1990. However, the exact date is not specified.

McCormack, Eric P.

The mysterium.

265 page typed (computer output) draft with large number of holograph corrections and revisions, prepared for the work published as The Mysterium, by Eric McCormack. Toronto : Viking, 1992.

McCormack, Eric P.

Daisy circus.

McCormack Eric. "A Demanding Expedition". Review of Daisy Circus, by Rita Donovan. _Books in Canada_20, no. 8 (November 1991): 45-46.

McCormack, Eric P.

The fourth archangel.

McCormack Eric. "Saving the Prairies". Review of The Fourth Archangel, by Sharon Butala. Books in Canada 22, no. 5 (summer 1992): 46-47.

McCormack, Eric P.

Green grass, running water.

McCormack Eric. "Coyote goes slapstick". Review by Eric McCormack of Green Grass, Running Water, by Thomas King. Books in Canada 22, no. 3 (April 1993): 40.

McCormack, Eric P.

The Hellmouths of Bewdley.

McCormack Eric. "Deranged Hellmouth Sucks You In". Review of The Hellmouths of Bewdley, by Tony Burgess. The Globe and Mail, Saturday, 31 May 1997, sec. D, page 13.

McCormack, Eric P.

Rat palms.

McCormack Eric. "All Hits, No Errors". Review of Rat Palms, by David Homel. Books in Canada 21, no. 3 (April 1992): 36.

McCormack, Eric P.

Savage Messiah and Descent into madness.

McCormack Eric. "Stranger than Fiction". Review of Savage Messiah, by Paul Kaihla and Ross Laver, and of Descent into Madness, by Vernon Frolick. Books in Canada 23, no. 2 (March 1994): 28-29.

McCormack, Eric P.

The spirit cabinet.

McCormack Eric. "Abracadabra in Las Vegas". Review of The Spirit Cabinet, by Paul Quarrington. The Globe and Mail (www.GlobeAndMail.CA), 10 April 1999.

McCormack, Eric P.

We so seldom look on love.

McCormack Eric. "Perfectly Abnormal". Review of We So Seldom Look on Love, by Barbara Gowdy. Books in Canada 22, no. 7 (October 1992): 34.

McCormack, Eric P.

About Eric McCormack.

Series consists of material about Eric McCormack, his life, activities and career. Includes, clippings, correspndence and ephemera.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary awards: K-W Arts Awards, 1998.

Material relating to the 11th annual K-W Arts Awards held April 9, 1999. Eric McCormack won the Literary Award for 1998. Includes clippings, ephemera, printouts, program.

McCormack, Eric P.

Correspondence.

Series consists of cards, letters and printouts of e-mails to and from Eric P. McCormack.

McCormack, Eric P.

The mysterium.

Reviews (originals and photocopies) of The Mysterium in chronological order.

McCormack, Eric P.

The fugue.

McCormack, Eric P. "The fugue," West Coast Review 17, no. 4 (April 1983): 6-7.

McCormack, Eric P.

Knox abroad.

McCormack, Eric P. "Knox abroad," Prism International (July 1985): 7-17.

McCormack, Eric P.

Twins.

McCormack, Eric P. "Twins," Malahat Review 65 (July 1983): 117-121.

McCormack, Eric P.

The Dutch wife : draft : rev. 3 April 2000, major revision.

240 leaves (typed computer output) draft manuscript. Extensively annotated, both in type and with holograph notes; pagination of leaves as follows: [83], [5], [1], 1-8, 1-8, 1-11, 2-26, 39-51, 62-63, 69, 65-68, 55, 52-54, 56-61, [2], 27-38, 69, 71, 70, 72-75, 78, 71, 79, 76, 80-81, 83, 82, 84, 85, 88, 86-87, 89, 90-99, 101, 100, 102-106, 108-111, 107, 103-103-114. Note on first page: "Latest Aug. 4 '00."

McCormack, Eric P.

Daisy circus.

4 leaf typed copy (computer output) of review published as McCormack Eric. "A Demanding Expedition". Review of Daisy Circus, by Rita Donovan. _Books in Canada_20, no. 8 (November 1991): 45-46.

McCormack, Eric P.

Cloud.

File consists of one typed (computer output, original, 328 pp.) draft with handwritten annotations and corrections of McCormack's novel "Cloud" published by Penguin, September 2014.

McCormack, Eric P.

Cloud.

File consists of one typed draft (computer output, original, 6 pp.) with handwritten annotations and corrections dated December 13, 2010.

McCormack, Eric P.

Cloud.

File consists of one typed draft (computer output, original, 29 pp.) with handwritten annotations and corrections, dated October 6, 2011.

McCormack, Eric P.

Family traditions.

File consists of one typed draft (computer output, original, 17 pp.) with handwritten corrections and additions.

McCormack, Eric P.

Family traditions.

File consists of one photocopy of a short story titled "Family traditions" that appeared in the April 2015 volume of Monkey Business.

McCormack, Eric P.

Inspecting the vaults.

File consists of handwritten and typed drafts and notes with corrections and annotations for "Inspecting the Vaults" published 1987.

McCormack, Eric P.

Book launches: The paradise motel.

Includes three copies of a news bulletin issued by the publishers, Viking, reporting that Eric McCormack's first novel The Paradise Motel has just been released and briefly summarizing the content of the novel and providing some background information on McCormack's literary career.

This file also contains a flyer produced by Words Worth Books in Waterloo announcing that a book launching party for Eric McCormack, the author of The Paradise Motel, will take place at the Seagrum Museum on Feb. 27, 1989? Finally, this file also includes some advertising materials produced by Penguin Books Canada Ltd. and by Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd. in London, England to promote The Paradise Motel.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes five clippings (originals and photocopies) from newspapers and serial publications which are characterized by a biographical and/or critical focus. Many of the articles contained in this file are based on interviews held with Eric McCormack subsequent to the publication of Inspecting the Vaults. These articles include commentary on Eric McCormack's works of fiction with particular emphasis on his latest work Inspecting the Vaults.

These articles also contain information on Eric McCormack's life history with emphasis on his career as an academic in English literature, and on key developments and achievements in his literary career. Additionally, these articles cite Eric McCormack's comments regarding the theme and content of the fiction he writes, regarding the inspiration for his works, and his reactions to the success he has had with Inspecting the Vaults.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary festivals: Eden Mills Writers' Festival.

Includes pamphlets and flyers listing the program of events for the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 1989 and 1990 at which Eric McCormack was among the authors who gave readings from their works. Some correspondence (1990) sent by the oganizers of this literary event to Eric McCormack regarding the program of events and his participation in the festival is also contained in this file.

A clipping, which reports on the Eden Mills Writers' Festival which took place in Guelph in 1989, is also among the items in this file. This article reports that Eric McCormack was among the writers who gave readings at this festival and features a photograph of Mr. McCormack reading an excerpt from one of his works outside the Eden Mills General Store on Oct. 15, 1989 (The Toronto Star, Monday, 16 October 1989, sec. A, page 9). A copy of the Annual Report of the Ontario Arts Council, 1990-1991 sent to Eric McCormack by this ogranization can also be found among these items. Eric McCormack is among the artists featured in this report and once again the photograph of Eric McCormack giving a reading during the 1989 Eden Mills Writers' Festival in Guelph is featured in this annual report.

Additionally, a letter (July 27, 1992) to Eric McCormack from Christine Adachi, Publications Coordinator of the Ontario Arts Council, expresses the council's gratitude for his participation in the publication of this annual report.

McCormack, Eric P.

Readings and lectures: bookstores.

Includes photocopies of flyers, and items in newsletters and newspapers relating to readings of Eric McCormack's works sponsored by Words Worth Books. This includes a reading given by the author at Seagram's Museum in Feb. 1989, in addition to a reading held in Nov. 1992 at the Canadian Clay and Glass Museum in Waterloo, Ont as part of Words Worth Books' "Fall 92 Author Series".

Flyers for other author events sponsored by various bookstores and publishers are also included in this file. Eric McCormack gave readings at all of these events. These include an author event (n.d.) hosted by McNally Robinson, the Fall Reading Series sponsored by Provident Bookstore in Waterloo (n.d.), in addition to an author event hosted by HarperCollins and Fanfare Books to mark 25 years of Descant Magazine.

Also included in this file are a flyer, and two clippings relating to an event sponsored by The New Quarterly entitled "Wine, Writers and Song : An Evening of Unconventional Love Stories", which took place on Feb. 14, 1996 at the Seagram Museum in Waterloo, Ont. Eric McCormack wrote short stories for The New Quarterly including some of the stories which later on formed part of Inspecting the Vaults. The author was among those who gave readings at this event.

McCormack, Eric P.

Correspondence to Eric P. McCormack.

This series includes correspondence to Eric McCormack in the form of letters, faxes, and a few e-mail print-outs. Also includes some supporting documents including news clippings, application forms, grant agreements, press releases, typed literary biographies, handwritten notes, typed copies of book reviews written by Eric McCormack, and ephemera. This includes correspondence conducted by Eric McCormack with his publishers as well as with the editors of literary journals and anthologies to which this author has contributed his work.

Some of this correspondence was conducted with other authors, poets, and artists regarding Eric McCormack's works or their own work. Also contains correspondence with the organizers of conferences, workshops, readings/lecture series, literary festivals and other literary events in which Eric McCormack took part. Some correspondence relates to reviews of Eric McCormack's works, while other correspondence relates to reviews of other peoples' works written by him primarily for The Globe and Mail.

Additional correspondence relates to literary competitions in which Eric McCormack was invited to be an adjudicator. Applications for grants from the Canadian government, literary awards won by this author, requests for permission to reproduce Eric McCormack's works of fiction, as well as praise for this author's works from fans, form the subjects of other correspondence.

Note that the large majority of correspondence in this series consists of correspondence received by Eric McCormack, which was subsequently divided into titled folders by him. A small amount of the correspondence in this series was sent by Eric McCormack.

There is much overlap in terms of themes and correspondents between series 2.1 and series 2.2 and in some cases where the topic or matter being addressed in correspondence in one file is unclear, this is often clarified by reference to other files where the same topic forms the subject of the correspondence.

McCormack, Eric P.

Burke and Hare.

Includes two letters sent to Eric McCormack inviting him to submit a piece of his fiction to an upcoming issue of Descant to be entitled "Anatomy Theatre".

One letter is from Ken Nutt, the visual artist who has been invited to be a guest editor of this issue of Descant. The other letter is from Karen Mulhallen, Editor of Descant, who refers to Ken Nutt's suggestion that "a contribution on the Edinburgh murderers Burke and Hare who took it upon themselves to create corpses for Doctor Knox's public anatomy demonstrations" might be an appropriate subject for the contribution.

McCormack, Eric P.

Burnett, V.

Includes handwritten note on piece of card written to Eric McCormack from Virgil Burnett thanking him for writing a "blurb" about The Bloody Man.

McCormack, Eric P.

Cook, Greg: Writer-In-Residence.

Includes ca. 7 items of correspondence sent by Greg Cook to Eric McCormack. Also includes two photocopies of a review (The Chronicle-Herald, Tuesday, 18 August 1992, sec. B, page 10) of a play entitled Black River Miracle written by Harry Thurston and Gregory Cook.

This correspondence relates to Eric McCormack's works, in so far as it includes Greg Cook's comments on The Mysterium . It also relates to Greg Cook's own literary career. One letter takes the form of a request that Eric McCormack read a semi-final copy of the manuscript Greg Cook is currently working on. Other letters include a request from Greg Cook that Eric McCormack provide him with a letter of reference for a Writer-In-Residence position at the University of Calgary. The reference written by Eric McCormack for Greg Cook is also included in this file.

Personal matters also form the subject of some of this correspondence.

McCormack, Eric P.

Governor General's Literary Awards: Material, 1998.

Includes correspondence re the Governor General's Literary Awards in 1998. Eric McCormack sat on the fiction jury in this year. Also includes typed notes on the responsibilities of the jury members and the Program Officer, the list of nominations of Eric McCormack and of another juror, as well as the press release issued by the Canada Council for the Arts re the nominations for the Governor General's Literary Awards in 1998.

Additionally, contains promotional poster produced for these awards. This file also includes a faxed copy of a letter to the editor written by Susan Swan (literary juror for the awards in 1998) re David Staines' attack on the nominees for the Governor General's literary awards which appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on Oct. 21, 1998.

McCormack, Eric P.

Harbourfront.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Shaun Bradley, Greg Gatenby, Laura Comello, and Tara Lapointe re readings given by Eric McCormack as part of the Harbourfront Reading Series in 1990 (Winter's Tales) and in 1997 respectively. Also includes literary biography of Eric McCormack, a program for Winter's Tales in 1990, and an Event Information Package for the festival in 1997.

McCormack, Eric P.

Invites.

Includes correspondence from editors/publishers of literary journals and anthologies inviting submissions from Eric McCormack. Also includes letters inviting Eric McCormack to be an adjudicator in literary competitions including the 1993 awards program for the Writers Guild of Alberta, as well as letters inviting the author to give readings at Canadian universities and in other venues.

Other letters relate to Eric McCormack's participation in literary festivals, workshops, and other literary events, as well as to a request for a quote for The Museum of Love by Steve Weiner.

McCormack, Eric P.

Lunn.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Janet Lunn. The first letter contains two enclosures. One is a photocopy of an article written by Paul Kavanagh, Head of the English Department at Ottawa Technical High School regarding the Bancroft Prolative. The other enclosure is a photocopy of a story by Joanna Ostrow which appeared in The New Yorker entitled "Used in the Highlands Since Time Immemorial". The second letter contained in this file relates to stories sent by Eric McCormack to Janet Lunn.

McCormack, Eric P.

Miscellaneous 1.

Includes correspondence with editors and others re submissions of short stories made by Eric McCormack to literary journals including the Wascana Review, Prism International, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, the West Coast Review, and Interstate. The file also includes some letters re Eric McCormack's submission of Inspecting the Vaults to a number of publishing houses. Some correspondence also relates to readings given by Eric McCormack and to a conference in which he participated.

File contents also include a letter (Mar. 1, 1985) from the Ontario Arts Council re a grant awarded to the author to aid him in his literary endeavours.

Other items contained in this file include a photocopy of an extract from an article written by Eric McCormack (source unidentified) entitled "Sam Slick Survives". This file also includes a photocopy of a short story by Eric McCormack entitled "The Temper" which appeared in the spring 1980 issue of the Wascana Review. Additionally, includes clippings and ephemera relating to readings given by Eric McCormack. The final item in this file is a photocopy of an article (The Globe and Mail, Saturday, 18 May 1985) entitled "Magic Realism Finds Home in Canada".

McCormack, Eric P.

Miscellaneous 4.

Includes correspondence relating to miscellaneous themes including:
readings, workshops, presentations, and other literary events in which Eric McCormack took part ; short stories by Eric McCormack (includes both new stories and reprints of previously published stories) which appeared in journals and other publications including the Oxford Book of Short Stories; interviews given by Eric McCormack; quotes written by Eric McCormack for books; expression of congratulations on First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women; the Saskatchewan Book Awards at which Eric McCormack was invited to be an adjudicator; and
*reviews written by Eric McCormack.

Also contains letters of invitation and reader response letters.

McCormack, Eric P.

Musgrave, Susan.

Includes a photocopy of a letter written by Eric McCormack in 1990 in support of Susan Musgrave's application for a renewal of her grant so finance her literary work. Additionally, contains letters received from Susan Musgrave containing personal news including reference to the novel she is working on. One letter contains a request that Eric McCormack provide her with a reference for a Writer-in-Residency position in Saskatoon.

McCormack, Eric P.

S.W.G.

Includes correspondence re the 18th Annual Literary Awards competition of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild in which Eric McCormack was invited to judge the Short Fiction category. The majority of the correspondence relates to arrangements, judges fees, and rules for the competition. Also includes Eric McCormack's comments on each of the prize-winning entries.

Additionally contains flyer produced for these awards featuring information on the categories for which awards are given, on the awards themselves, on the rules of the competition, on the awards judges, and contact address for submissions.

McCormack, Eric P.

Scottish Arts Council.

Includes letter received by Eric McCormack from the Scottish Arts Council informing him that the Book Awards Panel of the Scottish Arts Council has decided to offer him a Spring Book Award worth £750. Eric McCormack is also invited to attend the awards ceremony in Edinburgh.

McCormack, Eric P.

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